Thursday, November 10, 2011
Who Makes The Best Manhattan in Town?!
Anyone who knows me well knows that you'll make me happy if you put a well-crafted Manhattan in front of me.
That's why I'm bummed that I'll miss the Woodford Reserve Manhattan Experience going down 7pm Monday at Quay.
Guests (it's open to the public for free; RSVP here) will be treated to expertly prepared Manhattans created by some of Chicago's top bartenders, including the likes of Drew Goss (West Town Tavern), Tim Williams (Pour Souls) and Kris von Dopek (Duchamp). But these guys aren't just doing it for fun; they're competing for the chance to go up against a number of mixologists from across the country at the finals in New York.
Their job is to put their own twist on the classic cocktail, and you'll be the lucky ones to try them out first. The exclusive event is hosted by Woodford Reserve and Esquire, and it's the first time the semi-finals have been held in Chicago. It's also held in Florida, Georgia, Kentucky and Washington State.
The event includes complimentary food and cocktails, and you must register to attend.
UPDATE: Whoops. The guest list is now closed!