by Malcolm Jolley

In the few short years since Jen Agg and Chef/Charcuterie Master Grant van Gameren opened The Black Hoof and its sister restaurant across the street, The Black Hoof Café, on Dundas West, the crowds of animal-fat-and-a-well-made-drink-loving epicures have not abated. De rigueur, before any Hoof meal is one of their house made cocktails – house made since they make all the ingredients, save the booze. On a snowy December afternoon, I visited Agg at the bar of her café to see (and make the video below) her fashion her very favourite cocktail, the Manhattan, which just happens to be very deliciously holiday appropriate…

Malcolm Jolley is the Managing Editor of Good Food Revolution and Executive Director of Good Food Media, the non-profit organization that publishes GFR. Follow him at

This video was made possible through the kind support of Fortessa Canada / Schott Zwiesel.