2021 Denver Food + Wine Festival

2014 Cocktail and Culinary Competition: Tiki Tiki Tiki

By August 26, 2014No Comments

In Celebrating Denver Food and Wine’s 10 year anniversary, Colorado Restaurant Association Education Foundation and Heroes Like Us bring you Tiki Tiki Tiki, Denver’s remixed urban oasis.


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Bartenders all across the world are actively restoring the integrity of tropical drinks and reviving the culture of tiki cocktails. Now on Thursday September 4th, Denver’s most talented bartenders will have a venue to showcase the best tiki cocktails they have ever created, complete with the most elaborate garnishes, rare tropical ingredients, and outright competitive nature in determining Denver’s authority on umbrella cocktails.

Competing Bartenders Include:

Haylee Ortiz – Session Kitchen 
Chris Clewell -Acorn
Lois Heyse – Trillium
Dylan Holcomb – Beatrice & Woodsley
Douglas Preston – The 10th (Vail)
Seth Caparelli – Salt (Boulder)
Brian Smith – Colorado Bartenders Guild
Glenn Pollak – Oak at Fourteenth (Boulder)
Jocelyn Gallegos – Sysco
McLain Hedges – RiNo Yacht Club

We have assembled chefs from Denver’s most celebrated patios. Chefs will bring the best of their patio menu tasters to win over the Tiki tastebuds in a fun and inspiring culinary competition. Snacking under the sun just got serious. Competitors List to be announced soon! 

Come out in your best island ensemble and you might walk away a winner too!

Tiki Tiki Tiki will be held at the pop-up known as RiNo Beach Club! It features a sandy beach, luxury cabana seating, and an endless (and growing) amount of tropical features! We can’t wait to see you at Denver’s most tropical event of the season.

All inclusive $50 tickets are available now!  Click Here!