Art of the Cocktail Party

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Art of the Cocktail Party

September 6th - 6:30pm | $50 per person
The Ritz-Carlton, Denver CO 80202

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Featuring Chef & Cocktail competitions hosted by Celebrity Chef Andy Husbands – James Beard winner, Chef of Boston’s Tremont 647, and live entertainment from the Wendy Woo Band


Vote for your favorites in this cocktail / chef competition!

Art of the Cocktail – Chef Competition:

Chef Tyler Wiard and Chef Robert Bogart of Elway’s
Chef John Broening of Le Grand Bistro & Oyster Bar
Chef Mark DeNittis  – with Roth Distributing and Rocky Mountain Institute of Meat
Chef Jenna Hodges of Colt & Gray
Chef Adam Detert of Catering by Design
Chef Michael Longco-host of The Main Dish on KEZW 1410-AM
Chef Greg Lucero - Charcoal Restaurant

Meet the Beneficiaries: Tastes from CRA Education Foundation’s Colorado ProStart program and from Share Our Strength Cooking Matters


Art of the Cocktail – Bartenders Competition:

Adrienne Miller
Melissa Durant
Justin Lloyd
Tyler Lewis
Derrick Mund
Adam Douglas
Kevin Burke
Jesse Mychals
Jessica Wilkinson

The Bartenders will be competing by making Specialty Cocktails with the following Spirits:

ABSOLUT Cilantro
Altos Plata
Wiser’s Rye Whiskey
Pinnacle Pecan Pie
Red Stag Hard Core Apple Cider
Wild Turkey Spiced Bourbon
Patrón XO Cafe Dark Cocoa


Upon arrival please check in at the Lincoln Motor Company booth located at the entrance of the Ritz Carlton to test drive a 2013 luxury Lincoln vehicle. All participants will received a $50 gift card to one of Denver’s best restaurants. Participating restaurants include: Panzanos Restaurant, Beast + Bottle, Zengo, Tamayo, Ignite, Fresh Fish Company…

Check below for special room rates!

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Sept. 6 & 7 - special Denver Food and Wine room rate at the Ritz-Carlton for both Friday night, Sept. 6th and Saturday, Sept. 7th at $$219.00 (regular rate $399.00) Book by August 23rd The Ritz-Carlton Denver 1881 Curtis Street, Denver, CO 80202 Contact: Cody Thompson 303-312-3827