NEW YORK (October 10, 2012) – 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, October 29, 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.
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 tastethe 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, October 29, 2012, 4:00-6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Demi Monde, 90 Broad Street, 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; Reid Hafer, PAMA Pomegranate Liqueur Senior Brand Manager; Brian Quinn, FoodRepublic.com Cocktail Columnist