The world may have to wait four more years for the Olympics in Rio, but the New York Chapter of the U.S. Bartender’s Guild, in partnership with PAMA Pomegranate Liqueur, re-ignites the torch and continues the Games with the first-ever PAMALYMPICS. On Monday, November 26, three finalists from the New York area will have their taste buds challenged, their ingenuity tested and will have to show they can draw a crowd of admirers.
In addition, PAMA will contribute $20 for every attendee to the USBGNY’s fund to help clean up and restore local bars impacted by Hurricane Sandy.
WHO: James Menite, Crown Restaurant
Doug Miller, Culinary Institute of America
Joshua Perez, Booker & Dax
WHAT: This competition won’t test a finalist’s physical abilities, but will see if they can taste the Gold by writing out the recipes of three PAMA cocktails in a blind tasting, get creative with a mystery ingredient and prove they’re the fan favorite after serving their qualifying cocktail to an audience of voters.
WHEN: Monday, November 26, 2012, 4:00-6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Pouring Ribbons, 225 Avenue B, 2nd Floor, New York City
PRIZE: The Gold Medalist will receive $5,000; Silver Medalist will receive $2,000; Bronze Medalist will receive $1,000
JUDGES: Eben Freeman, PAMA Pomegranate Liqueur Brand Spokesperson
MaryCrae Guild, PAMA Pomegranate Liqueur Associate Brand Manager
Brian Quinn, FoodRepublic.com Cocktail Columnist