This week it is an exceptional sommelier that advises you. Ian is also a first-hour user of our software and helps the Alfred team in the development phase.
After training as a chef, Ian decided to reorient in restaurant service to add strings to his bow. Born in a family environment where food and wine were the center of attention, Ian evolved towards a sommelier class. Then he decided to perfect his skills as consulting-sommelier and graduated from The University of Suze-La-Rousse..
Travaillant Working in restaurants since the age of 16, Ian has occupied alternately various management positions. Before occupying the direction of restauration at the Hôtel Rive-Gauche Refuge Urbain, he held management position at restaurants L’Aurochs, Le Vestibule, the Cumulus and as consulting-sommelier at La Tomate Blanche. He subsequently held a consulting- sommelier position at Château Bromont.
Au Over time, many of his wine lists have been awarded prizes, both regionally and nationally. The list of Château Bromont obtained the title of Best List of Quebec wines and mentions of excellence from Wine Spectator in 2004 and 2005, in the category “Best Award of Excellence”. The list at La Tomate Blanche won the title of best list of the South Shore in 2008. Today member of CPHA, Ian and his team manage the wine list at the prestigious Coureur des Bois – Bistro Culinaire an Alfred partner.
Steven Molloy is on vacation for the next few weeks but we will continue publishing these tips with the help of various guest sommeliers.