Mer et Soleil Bourbon & Bites Workshop(1)

Bourbon & Bites Workshop w/Ray Daniel & Anthony Walsh – IN PERSON

Saturday, October 23, 2021    
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Devour! Studios
360 Main Street, Wolfville, NS, B4P1C4

Beam Suntory Brand Ambassador Ray Daniel and Chef Anthony Walsh (Drift @ The Muir, Halifax) lead a unique workshop where we learn to make (and taste!) this year’s signature cocktails, plus a demonstration of his unique take on Canadian food from legendary Toronto-based Chef Anthony Walsh (former Executive Chef of CANOE).

Ticket Price: $30.00 in-person (includes food and beverage samples)

Must be 19+ to attend.

Sponsored by: Basil Hayden Bourbon

– Chef Anthony Walsh prepares Bourbon Glazed Herring with Salt Baked Celeriac, Caraflex Cabbage, Honey Pickled Turnip

Anthony Walsh

One of Canada’s most respected chefs, Anthony Walsh is the Corporate Executive Chef of Oliver & Bonacini Hospitality, ensuring every menu reflects the flavours of O&B’s many unique venues—including Halifax’s new Muir Hotel, where Chef Walsh was recently appointed the creative culinary lead. Previously, Chef Walsh served as Executive Chef for the iconic and much celebrated Canadian restaurant, Canoe, and opened JAW, a boutique restaurant in Toronto’s Queen West neighbourhood, which received unanimous critical acclaim for its inspired fresh market cuisine and frequently changing menu. Over the course of his career, Chef Walsh has won critical acclaim by national and international media and has received numerous awards. He has been a featured guest chef at James Beard House, and has cooked for a number of notable dignitaries. In 2016, he was named Chef of the Year by Foodservice & Hospitality Magazine, as well as one of Toronto Life’s Most Influential People. @chefanthonywalsh

Ray Daniel – Beam Suntory American Whiskey National Brand Ambassador

Ray Daniel brings with him nearly two decades of experience behind the bar, from Europe to North America, where he is currently the Beam Suntory American Whiskey National Brand Ambassador to Canada. Hailing from Ireland, he has a huge and broad range of knowledge of whiskey, and the bourbon category in particular. With a long background in competitive bartending, Ray’s escapades have landed him in competitions and as a guest speaker and lecturer throughout Canada, Mexico, and the USA, and appearing in publications such as Whisky Magazine and The New York Times. Jam packed with passion, humour, and a massive respect for the history of whiskey, Ray’s presentations have become a much sought-after affair. @raydanielwhiskey @mersoleilagency

Host Ali Hassan

Stand-up comic, actor and CBC personality, Ali Hassan is the host of the CBC Radio hit Laugh Out Loud, which also airs across North America on SiriusXM. He is a frequent guest-host of the arts and culture show q and As It Happens, and for the past five consecutive years, Ali has hosted Canada Reads, celebrating the best of Canadian literature. As a comedian, Ali has performed for audiences across Canada and internationally. He will tour his latest solo show Does This Taste Funny? in 2022. Among his numerous film and TV credits, he was recently in MySpy and Tammy’s Always Dying, and appeared in the latest seasons of Working Moms and Murdoch Mysteries. Television audiences can also see Ali in January as a recurring guest star on the new CBC show, Run The Burbs. His new book Is There Bacon in Heaven? comes out in 2022 with Simon & Schuster. @standupali

In keeping with Nova Scotia provincial health regulations and a desire to keep all our guests safe and healthy, Devour! will require proof of full Covid-19 vaccine immunization along with a valid photo ID upon entry to all events with no exceptions. For all Devour! Covid Protocols, please visit our website.