2010 Taste the Tropics Challenge at JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE

by laliveinsider on Fri., Aug 06 at 09:00 AM

FREE EVENT FOR ALL LOS ANGELES BARTENDERS

WHAT: On Monday, August 9th, Los Angeles Bartenders are encouraged to come to the JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE for a FREE training session with Celebrity Mixologist and Author, Tony Abou Ganim.  Participants will work with Ganim for two hours, prepare an original recipe featuring Coco Lopez' Cream of Coconut and submit their recipe for a chance to be the Los Angeles finalist of the 2010 Taste The Tropics Challenge.

12 Finalists will be chosen to participate in the \"Mix-Off\" which will occur at 4:30 PM in The Mixing Room.  The top three finalists will be given a secret ingredient to work into their recipes and the winner of the Los Angeles \"Mix-Off\" will be flown to Miami, Florida to compete in the Grand Finale Competition on September 30, 2010. The Los Angeles finalist will be competing against finalists from Chicago, Miami, Puerto Rico and Aruba-the Winner of the 2010 Taste of the Tropics Challenge will win $1,000!

Recipes must be submitted online at tastethetropicschallenge.com. Hosted by Coco Lopez Inc, Carinal Glassware, BACARDI Rum and the United States Bartenders Guild.

WHO:  Celebrity Mixologist and Author, Tony Abou Ganim (available for interviews)
Los Angeles Area Bartenders

WHEN:  Monday, August 9
1:30 PM-3:30 PM-FREE Training with Tony Abou Ganim
4:30 PM-Mix-Off Competition to find the Los Angeles Finalist

WHERE: JW Marriott Hotel Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE
The Mixing Room (located off the Main Lobby)
900 W Olympic Blvd. Los Angeles, Ca 90015

Media Contacts

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Michael Roth, [email protected]
Cassandra Zebisch, [email protected]

Taste The Tropics Challenge
Jen Robinson, [email protected]

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