Join us at the upcoming Iron Shaker Finals on October 17th at Park East in Hazlet where the winners of the North and South playoffs come together for an epic mixology challenge to find NJ’s craftiest bartender! And you’re invited!
Guests can sample creative cocktails, meet special guests, enjoy appetizers & vote for the best bartender. Your judges for the evening will be Deborah Smith, Executive Editor of JerseyBites.com, Melody Kettle owner of Hot from the Kettle, and Chef Dominick Rizzo, Executive Chef of R3 Ventures Restaurant Group.
Finalist competing from the North are Matt Brown from The Pig & Prince in Montclair, John Jansma from Restaurant Serenade in Chatham, Katherine Urbano & Jennifer Ortiz from Patria in Rahway and Chris James from The Ryland Inn in White House Station. From the South are Lenny Schafer from Atlantic City Bottling Company, Chris Asay from Driftwood Cabana Club in Sea Bright, Craig Stewart from Porta in Asbury Park, and Beau Keegan from Ama in Sea Bright.
The Grand Prize! The top scoring bartender of the final competition will be appointed The Iron Shaker and will win the following prizes:
$1000 Amex Gift Card
Crystalized magnum bottle of Moet & Chandon Imperial
The coveted Iron Shaker trophy
Inclusion in a 4-page feature article appearing in the December issue of NJ Monthly magazine
The Final Rounds.
Round 1: Shaken Or Stirred Round
Round 2: The Limeless Margarita Round
Round 3: The Ultimate Fall/Winter Cocktail
Round 4: Go Buck Wilder Round
Sounds like fun doesn’t it? See you on Thursday at Park East at 7pm. Attendees can pay at the door (tickets are same price in advance or at the door). Tickets are $25 and that includes all cocktail samples and appetizers.