Hi folks! When you’re reading this I’m packing my bags for a super exciting 4 day trip to Rock Werchter! But no worries, you can follow my adventures on Instagram AND I prepared loads of fun posts for you to read! But first it’s time to show you more about another trip: the one to Angers with Cointreau. You’ve seen a first glimpse of it in my last post, but todays’ will show you all of our activities. Let’s start with the outfit of the day! With dress code comfy casual I went for my usual ripped boyfriend jeans and this real cool checked night shirt turned day shirt. Also: how pretty are these H&M pool slides?! They’re a great steal for only €19,99 and will look so so chic during my Côte d’Azur trip later in July.
Let’s talk travel now! Together with partners in crime Amélie, Hiske, Patricia, Ellen, Julie, Nathalie, Tanguy and Francine I took the train all the way to Angers, after which we immediately celebrated our arrival by a Cointreau Fizz (the first of many to come). We were welcomed by the Cointreau Heritage Manager Alfred Cointreau, who would guide us throughout our entire trip. First thing on our program was visiting the medieval Château d’Angers, which dates back from the 13th century. As a literature student and Middle Ages lover my interest was immediately triggered when I heard the castle houses the biggest and oldest collection of tapestries, among which the longest one in the world: Tapisserie de l’Apocalyps (103m!). Pretty cool yo! What made me even more excited, was that as Cointreau’s special guests we were invited to visit a 10th century underground chapel that is not accessible for visitors! In this chapel we found a key that led us to one of the towers of the castle, which used to serve as a prison room. Here we were welcomed by a tiny bar that served us the oldest and traditional Cointreau cocktails! How exclusive can it get?!
In the evening we dined at Le Dix Septième, which I totally recommend if you’d ever visit Angers! After dinner we showed solidarity to the French brand and cheered for the French national team at the World Cup in Alfred Cointreau’s hotel room. Not without a nice Cointreau Fizz, of course.
Time for day two! We went to discover Cointreau’s distillery, which actually looked GORGEOUS. I can totally see a Vogue shoot happening at that location. My camera and I were pretty happy, as you can tell!
Then we finally came to the (for me) most important part of the visit: tasting and creating our own Cointreau drinks! First we attended Cointreau class, in which we learned all about the producing process and the right sort of orange peels. Of course we had to turn all of this theory into practice during a fun workshop! Alfred Cointreau showed us some extraordinary flavour combinations, like the Cointreau with paprika and ginger I told you about in my last post. We invented our own creations, which included loads of berries, pineapple, cinnamon and elderflower. I can’t wait to start inventing more combinations at home!
At the end of the day I received my Cointreau Academie certificate (the cutest class photo included) and a personalized bottle of Cointreau! I’M OFFICIALLY A PRO NOW!
I hope that you enjoyed my little Angers photo diary and that you’re curious for more Cointreau now! You’ll get to see one more outfit and a little tour around our fabulous hotel. Talk to you soon!
Fri, Jun 13 : Alfred Cointreau joins Global Calgary to discuss Cointreau’s Quest for the Best Female Bartender in Canada, along with Madeline MacDonald from Model Milk, whose cocktail won the Calgary leg of the competition.
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