As often happens being a writer who is all about what’s hot and fresh in this city I received an invitation that I simply could not refuse. This coming Monday evening, the 26th of June at 6 pm the Made with Love regional finals for bartending and mixology are taking place at the Hotel Fort Garry.
You may indeed ask, Bob what is a mixologist and why should I care? Simply put dear reader a mixologist is a bartender who has chosen to investigate the serious flavours and combinations that can be developed when mixing different spirits, juices and other tasty beverages. Much like wines are chosen for taste, body and aroma, cocktails can also be customized to suit a specific course of food or the mood of the patron enjoying a cold refreshing drink.
This Monday you the general public are invited to sample and also vote for your favorite cocktail as well as your favorite local bartender/mixologist. As I mentioned the event takes place this coming Monday evening 6 -11 PM at Winnipeg’s premier destination, The Hotel Fort Garry. Advance tickets are $65, available at the hotel and online. Tickets at the door are $75.
So come out for a night of sophisticated conversation and elegant cocktails paired with food and frivolity. Enjoy the high end skills that grace some of Winnipeg’s finest dining establishments. I’ll be there covering the event so make sure you stop and say Hi.