Strada

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  1. Just stumbled on this, excellent thread! Cheers Perla
  2. I concur, he's been rolling some great cigars. Maravilla and the whole line of bhk vitolas! Bienvenido hermano! Simon de Montreal
  3. That tourney has been on my bucket list for a while now....one day
  4. Do it, no matter how many times you do it, it never gets old!
  5. Got it and yes it is from sabrage. Fun fact, my cat, Raymond, chases the corks when he ears the knife tap the bottle a couple times before I strike! I think you are right with the climate and the selection factors. We have a nice selection of champagne, especially in the high end but not much from small growers or local neither ( few exceptions not worthy to mention.). Might also be cultural, we often hear negative (crab in a bucket syndrome is real here...) things about people that are successful. Maybe this prevents some people to purchase it given its celebratory association.
  6. Let me give you a bit of insights from the French side of Canada. Our liquor is Government controlled and they decide on the prices according to their markup formula for each type of liquor and their provenance. A friend started one of the famous local vodka and sells to SAQ at 11$/bottle and they place it on their shelves at 42$. There is a movement towards bubbles that has been brewing for the last 5 years, especially in Montréal, with the arrival of specialized bars, restaurants and events. It is still very seasonal but more and more people are enjoying them on a regular. Frank mentioned t
  7. I am in the same boat as Lant. Final week of University for me with 2 big exams. So I am using this Punch Punch as a reward for studying. Enjoy the weekend FOHer
  8. Lots of good options were mentioned but here are mine La Terazza - Grilled Langosta Santy's - anything 7 dias - also suprised me with the best stuffed pepper La Guarida - eggplant tartare Dr Cafe - Malanga Puree Habanera - Coco and curry shrimp rice Ivan Justo - that damn tres leches....
  9. Nicely written and really on point Rick! There is an behavioral economist named Dan Ariely that touches on this subject in one of his book. He calls it social and market norms. They both can be used in all settings but they are not appropriate in all of them. When the wrong set of norms is used, they collide. The example he gives is if you go to your mother for thanksgiving dinner and after an amazing meal you get up and say "well mom that amazing, how much do I owe you?" Silence...."300$ should be enough no?...you know what, lets make that 400$" In most family, the will not end well....Using

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