© 2013 One of 99
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2ND
ALLISON WIDDECOMBE, WILLIAMS & GRAHAM
Bar: MILAGRO TEQUILA
Food Pairings: HAPA SUSHI + THE WOODEN SPOON
A cocktail event highlighting a Hawaiian-inspired tasting menu with sour taste sensations, paired with crafted cocktails showcasing Milagro Tequilas.
Allison Widdecombe is a bartender and lover of all food, libations, flavors, and arts; a pursuer of traveling, learning and experiencing life as actively as possible.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9TH
Mixologist: MARIO LATONA, THE OCEANAIRE
Bar: HENDRICK'S GIN
Food Parirings: CHEF JOHN ROBINSON,
A cocktail event highlighting a tasting menu with salty taste sensations, paired with crafted cocktails showcasing Hendrick's Gin.
Finding his passion for cocktails while attending CSU, Mario soon decided to take his career to the pinnacle of the industry and moved to Las Vegas. After fine tuning his craft as a mixologist at the Cosmopolitan and Tao Las Vegas, he made the move back home and is now the head bartender at The Oceanaire Seafood Room Denver.
Mixologist: KEVIN BURKE
Bar: REYKA VODKA
Food Pairings: OWNER/CHEF NELSON PERKINS,
COLT & GRAY
Kevin Burke is the Beverage Director for Colt & Gray restaurant in Denver's Highland Neighborhood. He is looking forward to the opening of their new cocktail bar, Ste. Ellie, in November of 2013.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23rd
Mixologist: COLIN DART, COOHILLS
Bar: GLENFIDDICH SCOTCH, AMBASSADOR MITCH BECHARD
Food Pairings: OWNER/CHEF TOM COOHILL, COOHILLS
A cocktail event highlighting a tasting menu with sweet taste sensations, paired with crafted cocktails showcasing Glenfiddich Scotch; and a private tasting with Glenfiddich Brand Ambassador Mitch Bechard.
Coming from managing The Bitter Bar in Boulder, known to be the first craft cocktail bar in Colorado, Colin's most recent experience involved classic craft to avant-garde beverages. Before that he worked as Bar Manager at Le Grand Bistro. Now you can find him behind the stick at Coohill's downtown most nights. In his free time he enjoys working out, doing research and development (drinking), and playing with his cat (in no particular order).
GLENFIDDICH BRAND AMBASSADOR MITCH BECHARD
Hailing originally from Edinburgh, Glenfiddich Brand Ambassador Mitch Bechard fell in love with the Scotch Whisky industry at a young, albeit legal, age and has been pursuing that passion ever since. Beginning in 1990, he started to take his first steps into the world of food and drink, cutting his teeth in hotel management, as well as running restaurants and cocktail bars in places as far-flung as Portugal, England, Scotland and Australia, as he traveled the globe chasing his passion for the spirits industry. Mitch landed a job as the whisky ambassador in the UK for the Diageo portfolio of whiskies, then moved to the US to join William Grant & Sons as the Brand Ambassador for Glenfiddich.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30TH
Mixologist: MIKE HENDERSON, ROOT DOWN/LINGER
Bar: ART IN THE AGE
Food Pairings: ROOT DOWN + LINGER
A cocktail event highlighting a tasting menu with bitter taste sensations, paired with crafted cocktails, showcasing Art in The Age.
As Beverage Director for Root Down, Linger, and Root Down DIA I put a lot of effort into making sure our bar programs are well balanced and don't get pigeon holed as just 'having good cocktails' or just 'having a really good local wine list.' I want people to find that our bars at all three of our locations have an equally good beer program as we do cocktail and wine programs: in short, we want to offer the best in all category and have a great selections: a little bit of everything for everyone.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16TH
A cocktail event highlighting a tasting menu with umami taste sensations,
paired with crafted cocktails showcasing Reyka Vodka.
This event features two Mixologists.
Mixologist: ROB CORBARI, THE POPULIST
Bar: REYKA VODKA
Food Pairings: OWNER/CHEF JONATHAN POWER,
Rob, a man who has worked in the darkest of dives, and alongside the brightest talent of mixology. A man with pure respect for the chemistry of a great cocktail, and the creativity of trying something a bit innovative and weird. Embracing the fun of drinking, and respecting the craftsmen who deliver spirits for our "thirst." Rob currently resides behind the bar at The Populist.
5 POP-UP COCKTAIL EVENTS
featuring celebrated MIXOLOGISTS crafting off-menu cocktails,
and food pairings by acclaimed CHEFS,
highlighting five taste sensations:
sour, salty, umami, sweet, bitter
EVERY WEDNESDAY IN OCTOBER 2013
5:30PM - 8:00PM
~ each event is limited to 75 guests ~
the parties are happening at:
1038 Bannock Street, Denver, CO 80204
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