|Start Date:||December 5, 2015 5:00pm|
|Location:||Grape Discovery Center|
Support your favorite bartender! Watch mixologists from western New York compete for best bartender and best cocktail creation using wine, beer, and spirits from the Lake Erie Region and western New York. Taste their creation and vote for your favorite. Nick Dean from Forte in Jamestown, Andrew Dunnewold from Peak'n Peak Resort, and Campbell Dawson from Ellicottville Brewing Company will showcase their creative bartending skills. The evening includes small bites from Andriaccio's Restaurant in Mayville with a focus on food sourced locally, and desserts created by Cakes by Brandi in Westfield.
Tickets: $40 and includes a commemorative shot glass. Call the Grape Discovery Center at 716.326.2003 to register.
In addition to the cocktail contest, local experts will be on hand to guide visitors through the history and exhibits of the Grape Discovery Center and offer insights into the vineyard as winter temperatures set in.
A judges panel includes Joe Town, sommelier and general manager at Andriaccio's, Jason Toczydlowski from CHQ Local Food and the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce, Julie Ellis from Lake Erie Wine Country, and Amy Webb from Webb';s Captain's Table.
An evening of cocktails and creations is the second in a series of special events at the Grape Discovery Center presenting Lake Erie Regional wine and craft beverages in a seasonal context. Support for the event is provided by a grant through Empire State Development Corporation and Taste NY, Governor Andrew Cuomo's initiative to promote quality, diversity and economic impact of New York's food and beverage industries. The Grape Discovery Center will host an additional event in March 2016 with the Diversity of Craft Beverages and a maple infused theme.
Please register at: Tickets for An Evening of Cocktail Creations