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Louis XIII rare cognac only $1,000 a half-ounce at Shoushin

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Louis XIII rare cognac only $1,000 a half-ounce at Shoushin

North York sushi restaurant Shoushin has a $30,000 bottle of Rémy Martin Louis XIII Rare Cask 42,6 that it’s serving 15 millilitres at a time.

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  • North York restaurant Shoushin has the only bottle of R�my Martin Louis XIII Rare Cask 42,6 being served at a licensed establishment in Canada.
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 Think $20 for a cocktail in a restaurant is pushing it? Try sipping King Louie, at $1,000 a “pop.”

That’s what Shoushin, a new Tokyo-style sushi restaurant in north Toronto, is charging for 15 millilitres of Louis XIII Rare Cask 42,6 — a unique experience, to be sure, since it’s the only bottle in a licensed establishment in Canada. And, take heart, too, since everybody who orders a glass gets a plate of sushi to go with, so you really have to factor that into the price.

Sushi and cognac may not appear to be a natural pairing, but Shoushin’s highly original chef, Jackie Lin, sees it differently. As such, Lin has prepared a special sushi dinner inspired by the rare cognac, something he envisioned the moment he first drank in the aroma of Louis XIII Rare Cask as he prepared a catered meal at a client’s private home.

Chef Jackie Lin prepared a special dish of fatty tuna belly, sea urchin (uni) and caviar to go with a 15-millilitre serving of Rémy Martin Louis XIII Rare Cask 42,6.

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Chef Jackie Lin prepared a special dish of fatty tuna belly, sea urchin (uni) and caviar to go with a 15-millilitre serving of Rémy Martin Louis XIII Rare Cask 42,6.

“Because, even though it’s 42.6 per cent in alcohol, it’s so mellow,” says Lin, “So I made a special dish from the fatty tuna belly, uni and caviar, and it’s a mutual thing, drinking this and having the sushi together.”

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David Bowie In Retro Soviet Posters

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David Bowie In Retro Soviet Posters

David Bowie In Retro Soviet Posters

To honor the legendary singer-songwriter and actor, David Bowie, I created posters with him in a retro Soviet style. Click title above for more.

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COOL PEOPLE ELVIS’ BMW TO BE RESTORED – AND TOP TEN SONGS

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BMW to restore Elvis’ rare 507

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This rare BMW was the King’s personal ride while serving in the Army between 1958 and 1960.

 Elvis Presley’s BMW is getting the rock star treatment all over again.

BMW Classic, the automaker’s official restoration arm, is bringing the King’s 507 roadster back to showroom quality. The red roadster, one of just 254 built between 1955 and 1959, was actually Presley’s second 507, or by some accounts, the same car painted red after adoring women wrote their names and numbers all over the  original white body in lipstick. In either case, Presley was stationed in Germany in the late 1950s as a private in the U.S. Army, but aside from operating a tank and standing guard (where he was again mobbed by hundreds of German fans), the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll was no ordinary GI. In between his many overseas girlfriends and ability to skirt Army rules as a celebrity, Presley bought one of the most expensive cars at that time. He spotted the 507 in a local dealer after the Porsche 550 Spyder, the other great sports car in which heartthrob actor James Dean famously died, wasn’t available. For a $3,750 lease — for a used model raced by Hans Stuck — Elvis cruised around Germany in one of the most beautiful and rarest BMWs ever made until his Army tour was up in 1960. From there, the story gets murkier. The 507 was shipped to the U.S., except its original 150-horsepower V8 engine was swapped for a small-block Chevy somewhere in Alabama and was drag-raced. Later in 1968, an engineer named Jack Castor bought the car in Arizona and then let it sit in a warehouse for decades. Only recently has Castor shipped the car to BMW to let the experts restore Presley’s car. Currently, the car is on display in its original condition at the factory BMW Museum through Aug. 10. Presley also bought a BMW Isetta — the funny microcar that had its single door up front — even before leaving for Germany. Discounting every other car Elvis bought in his lifetime, it was sure good to be the King with keys to a 507. [Source: Road & Track via BMW Classic; Photos by BMW, Elvis Australia]

ELVIS’ TOP TEN SONGS

http://youtu.be/qzIMHk6Z2l8