While at Proof this weekend, we attended a great session on aperitifs and amari presented by Amanda Reed from Heartwood Provisions and Paul Clarke from Imbibe Magazine. I enjoyed the talk so much that we were inspired to head to Heartwood Provisions where we indulged in delicious food (duck confit poutine, anyone?) and great drinks from our bartender, Matt. I particularly enjoyed my La Rêve, and so I decided to try to recreate it with my new Kur gin from Wildwood Spirits Company. I started with equal parts of everything (Corpse Reviver #2 model), but it’s definitely too much Calvados — it overwhelms the drink with apple-y sweetness. Guess I’ll have to try again… oh darn.