Last week I attended the grand opening cocktail party at Grill 41. Since my chat with Chef Aurelio Petraglia, I was looking forward to getting a taste of the menu, and this event provided just that.
I believe over 300 people were in attendance, and although it was quite crowded, the mood was lively and the food was delicious. Wines were available for sampling, as well as everyone's favourite local beer, as well as two martini stations. There was a draw in support of The Ottawa Food Bank, and many members of the Ottawa food blogging community were in attendance. My camera wasn't behaving well, but I was able to snap a few shots of the event:
The chowder was delicious
Raspberries were the garnish for Grill 41's version of a cosmopolitan
Grill 41 cosmopolitan being served
Grey Goose martini station
Highlights of the event were: the chowder, the deep fried macaroni and cheese balls, and time spent with friends old and new. To see more photos of this event and to get a taste of what Grill 41 has to offer, you can check out The Lemon Kitchen's account of the event, or reacquaint yourself with Chef Aurelio through his chat with After the Harvest.