Creative Martini Concoction Contest! WNPR & CPTV Host the Fourth Annual Faith Middleton Martini Competition

Release Date: 05/20/2014

Creative Martini Concoction Contest!
WNPR & CPTV Host the Fourth Annual Faith Middleton
Food Schmooze Martini Competition, Where Guests Sample
“Tini” Tastes and Vote for the Winner!

Thursday, June 19 at 6 p.m. at The Riverview in Simsbury, Conn.
—Tickets are $65 for general admission, $50 for designated drivers, and limited! Order today!—

The martini is a classic libation that’s ripe for reinvention and reinterpretation. Now, for the fourth year in a row, two-time Peabody Award-winning WNPR broadcaster Faith Middleton goes on a quest to find the most spectacular “martini” in the state as WNPR and CPTV host the fourth annual Faith Middleton Food Schmooze Martini Competition. Part of the Faith Middleton Food Schmooze Signature Event Series, the competition will take place on Thursday, June 19 at 6 p.m. at The Riverview in Simsbury, Conn.

Guests will have the opportunity to sample creative martini concoctions and specialty cocktails from some of the top bartenders in Connecticut and vote for their favorite, all while savoring complimentary “noshes” from some of the state’s top restaurants. Anthony DeSerio, president of the Connecticut chapter of the U.S. Bartenders Guild, will also be on hand to add his vote! The winner will be announced before the night is through and will be declared the king or queen of the competition. This popular event is one of a kind and supports the local programming initiatives at WNPR and CPTV.

Hailing from around the state, restaurants, bartenders and food service providers participating in this year’s event include Rizzuto’s; ON20; Tisane Euro-Asian Café; Millwright’s Restaurant and Tavern; Infinity Hall Bistro; Perk On Main; Firebox Restaurant; Eli Restaurant Group; Lyme Grill; Quench Café; Spice Catering; bartaco; Plan B Burger Bar; the Cocktail Chemist; Barcelona; J. Christian’s; Matthew’s Restaurant; Time Out Sports Bar; Max Burger; Bobby V’s; the Inn at Middletown; Sal e Pepe; Apricots Restaurant & Pub; Connecticut Bartending School; the Half Door; Mr. Meyers Mixology Lab; Backstage Eat. Drink. Live.; Edible Arrangements; Burger Baby; and the Bee and Thistle Inn.

Music, lighting and entertainment will be provided by Powerstation Events.

Tickets for the competition are $65 for general admission and $50 for designated drivers; only guests 21 years and older will be admitted. The price of admission includes all cocktails and food. For tickets and additional information, visit CTMartini.org.

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