Wednesday, June 6, 2012 and June 19, 2012
“Bittered Sling Bistro” – a bi-weekly food and cocktail pairing competition dedicated to pushing the boundaries of cocktail craft presented at the beautiful Legacy Liquor Store in Olympic Village, Vancouver. This event is hosted by Kale & Nori’s award-winning mixologist, Lauren Mote and Chef Jonathan Chovancek. This is Vancouver’s longest running and biggest cocktail and food-pairing competition, offering a high level creative event for apprentice and veteran bartenders across British Columbia. This event is proudly sponsored by the Canadian Professional Bartender’s Association.
Lauren Mote starts our evening off, with a unique and palate-cleansing cocktail, with our feature spirit and Bittered Sling Extracts, accompanied by delicious and beautifully paired hors d’oeuvres, in the gorgeous foyer of Legacy Liquor Store. Their vaulted ceilings, spirit displays and living wall create a dynamic setting for this exciting and interactive event. Guests are guided though a bartender-friendly spirit tasting, led by our host bartender, offering up invaluable information about why bartenders love this particular spirit, and what it means to them. The rest of the evening is rather indulgent; Kale & Nori’s Chef Jonathan Chovancek creates a seasonal three course menu, inspired by the feature spirit’s wide range of notes and character, and the addition of a Bittered Sling Extract. Each course is accompanied by a expertly paired cocktail by the host bartender. Following the dinner, our guests will be invited to rate the bartender’s presentation and pairing skills. The top scoring bartenders at the end of the program will compete for a grand prize.This six month program offers 6 veteran and 6 apprentice bartenders their chance to promote their style and character in an creative way. This is all about spirit – in both the bartender and the bottle.
This is all about spirit – in both the bartender and the bottle.
June: Jack Daniel’s Portfolio, includes:
Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey
Jack Daniel’s Honey
Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel
Jack Daniel’s “Gentleman Jack”
Wed June 06 – Robyn Gray, Hotel Georgia & Reflections
TUES June 19 – Trevor Kallies, Donnelly Hospitality Group (including New Oxford, Granville Room, Clough Club, Hooker’s Green)
About Bittered Sling Bistro
Location – Legacy Liquor Store
Time – 7:00pm – 9:30pm
Date – Wednesdays, bi-weekly
Tickets – available online through Legacy Liquor Store for $60/person (this includes HST and Gratuity); tickets available here listed under “Bittered Sling Bistro”
Hard spice chickpea fritter stuffed with dates, mint and Meyer lemon – whiskey marmalade
Smoked ham wrapped horseradish jack cheese with celeriac purée and tarragon
Spicy pork and fava dumplings in roasted shellfish broth with sweet onions and sorrel
Chicken on the bone with smokey whiskey glaze, goat cheddar spoon bread and young garlic sauce
Strawberry parfait, spiced pastry, Chambord cream, rhubarb bitters
Schedule – Spirit and host bartender schedule will be online through Kale & Nori and the Legacy Liquor Store events page. This program runs from May – October 2012 twice monthly on Wednesdays (exception: Tuesday June 19)
Prizes – each host bartender receives a prize to participate; each host bartender is eligible to win one of two spots in the finals (one night), November 2012. Grand prize for winning host bartender will be announced in November 2012.
Lauren Mote | Kale & Nori
Ryan Cheverie | Brown-Forman Canada
Amorita Adair | Legacy Liquor Store
To purchase tickets: