If you’re looking for a chic spot to sip some of the most crafty cocktails in the city, make sure to put Zoe’s Chateau Laurier at the top of your list for your next date night destination.
Zoe’s newly renovated lounge is sleek and stylish, mixing the perfect amount of contemporary into the Chateau Lauriers castle-like design. As you enter the space, your eyes are immediately drawn to the stunning marble bar. The room is lined by massive floor to ceiling windows that fill the space full of natural light. Intricate glass chandeliers hang from the tall ceilings, proving the true elegant feel that the Chateau Laurier provides.
The cocktail list is impressive to say the very least. It features several classic cocktails that you really can’t go wrong with, such as a Negroni, Old Fashioned, Whiskey Sour and Manhattan. Their menu also includes Zoe’s very own Classic Cocktails, such as the Chateau Sparkling Cosmo, which combines orange vodka, triple sec, sparkling wine and white cranberry juice for a bubbly, fun and refreshing take on the classic cosmo.
Aside from the long list of undoubtedly delicious classics, the Mixologists’ at Zoe’s have curated a menu full of sophisticated and unique cocktails for those looking for something different. Looking for a rugged, strapping cocktail? Try the Statesman, which combines Canadian Club 100% Rye Whiskey, Single Malt Scotch, Cedar Smoke, Lemon, Bitters and Maple Syrup. If you’re looking for something a little more on the sweet and exhilarating side, try the Beachcomber, a delicious fruity cocktail that combines coconut infused vodka, pineapple juice, passion fruit syrup, egg whites and orange bitters.
The menu also includes delectable food options such as local cheese and charcuterie boards, fresh meat and fish dishes, and small plates that are great for sharing.
While the transformed decor and immaculate cocktails may be brand new additions to Zoes, the honoured tradition of Afternoon Tea at the hotel continues to live on. tea at the Chateau Laurier is decorative and graceful, with a long list of sandwiches, scones, and desserts for you to try while you sip on your blooming teas and dessert wine.
Zoes is elegant and refined, whether you visit for afternoon tea or evening cocktails you will not be disappointed. The premier spot its’ located speaks for itself– The Fairmont Chateau Laurier is a castle in the heart of the city that holds rich history to the countries Capital. Zoes brings a modern twist to a century old Ottawa landmark. Whether you’re a visitor of the city or a resident, Zoes is a trendy destination you have to check out.
By Julia Solimine