Home Virtuoso Life May 2018 6 Laid-Back Hotel Restaurants and Cocktail Bars We Love Virtuoso Life May 2018 6 Laid-Back Hotel Restaurants and Cocktail Bars We Love 6 Laid-Back Hotel Restaurants and Cocktail Bars We LoveBy Amy Cassell and Naomi Tomky You don’t always have to spring for the 12-course tasting menu. These innovative food outlets and creative happy hours make casual dining and sipping look cool. 1Fairmont The Queen ElizabethFrom fish counter to fromagerie, the 950-room Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth is bringing Québécois cuisine to new audiences. The hotel’s 8,000-square-foot Marché Artisans food hall celebrates Montréal’s gourmet reputation, inviting visitors to watch chefs prepare flaxseed-fed duck from the village of Saint-Pie, order a local charcuterie plate, or pick up onion confit at the grocery stand.Gourmet diversions at Marché Artisans. 2Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton ReserveTake in the Bali sunset at the 60-room Mandapa with a cocktail that showcases Indonesian ingredients, such as a Nangka Bali (Balinese jackfruit, pandan syrup, amaretto, and cachaça).Mandapa’s Nangka Bali cocktail. 3The William ValeOnly in Brooklyn will you find a retrofitted 1974 Airstream trailer on a hotel’s fourth floor. Mister Dips at the 183-room William Vale in Williamsburg features a menu from renowned NYC chef Andrew Carmellini (Locanda Verde, Lafayette). Classics with a spin include griddled burgers, waffle fries, and dipped soft-serve ice cream in flavors such as Jacker Crax and Hawaii Five-O.Milkshakes and Manhattan views at The William Vale. 4The Berkeley, LondonYou’ll feel like you’re on the beach sipping rum at Out of the Blue, a tiny, tech-enhanced room at the 210-room Berkeley, London that’s equipped with projection mapping video technology and a scent simulator. 5The Royal Livingstone by AnantaraUpgrade your G&T with a new bar menu at Zambia’s 173-room Royal Livingstone. It includes 16 gin varieties (try the rosehip-infused one from Johannesburg) and an array of botanical-infused tonics.Happy hour with a side of wildlife at The Royal Livingstone. 6Fairmont Pacific RimVancouverites spend their weekends picnicking in Stanley Park or hitting the slopes, so B.C.’s 367-room Fairmont Pacific Rim designed Giovane Café + Eatery + Market to allow travelers to jump into the same routine. Grab-and-go meals make it easy to eat and run, while diners staying put enjoy made-to-order breakfasts, pizzas, and panini under roll-up windows that bring the buzz of the city right to the table. Originally appeared in the May 2018 issue of Virtuoso Life. Popular Articles 13 of the World’s Coolest Neighborhoods 16 Items to Pack for a Cruise Best of the Best 2019: The Winners What Is Virtuoso Travel Week? Why Work With a Travel Advisor?