Sunday

CAMPARI COCKTAIL COMPETITION


CAMPARI® ANNOUNCES THE FIRST-EVER “BEST APERITIVO”
COCKTAIL COMPETITION WITH THE U.S. BARTENDERS’ GUILD


Next Generation of Mixology Talent to be Highlighted Through Creation of
“Italian Happy Hour” Cocktails, Winner to Represent U.S. in Beijing.

To celebrate the aperitivo trend blossoming nationwide and the creativity of mixologists, Campari is partnering with the U.S. Bartenders' Guild (USBG) to launch the first-ever "Best Aperitivo" Cocktail Competition that spotlights the best-of-the-best pre-dinner libations. The 29 USBG chapter winners will compete at a final competition on Sunday, May 13, during the Manhattan Cocktail Classic.

Campari®, the legendary one-of-a-kind red spirit, announced the first-ever Campari “Best Aperitivo” Cocktail Competition in conjunction with the U.S. Bartenders’ Guild (USBG). The official USBG national competition will seek out the best drinks made with Campari as an aperitivo - a pre-dinner libation designed to stimulate the appetite. The competition is open to all active members of the USBG, the leading non-profit network for professional bartenders.

The competition will start with regional mix-offs at every one of the USBG’s 29 local chapters across the U.S. from March 15 to April 15, 2012. The regional finalists will each win a trip to New York City to compete at the final competition on Sunday, May 13, 2012 during the Manhattan Cocktail Classic. The judges include industry luminaries: USBG President David Nepove, bar legend Tony Abou-Ganim, master mixologist Francesco Lafranconi, and aperitivo expert Jacques Bezuidenhout. The USBG national winner will receive a trip to Beijing to compete in the 2012 International Cocktail Competition.

More Campari information can be found at 
http://www.camparigroup.com/
www.campariamerica.com
www.facebook.com/campariamerica
Twitter: @CampariAmerica

Friday

Cochon 555 Miami


FOURTH ANNUAL COCHON 555 AT THE FOUR SEASONS MIAMI

Cochon 555
5 chefs, 5 pigs, 5 winemakers culinary competition and tasting event to promote sustainable farming of heritage breed pigs. The event challenges five local chefs to prepare a menu created from heritage breed pigs, nose-to-tail, for an audience of pork-loving epicureans. The winner will go on to compete at the finale Grand Cochon event at the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen, June 17, 2012.

THE FIVE CHEFS:
Michelle Bernstein of Michy's, Aaron Brooks of EDGE Steak & Bar at Four Seasons Miami, James Petrakis of the Ravenous Pig in Winter Park, Michael Schwartz and chef de cuisine Bradley Herron of Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink, and James Strine of CafĂ© Boulud Palm Beach.

Sunday, April 1, 2012
4 pm VIP Opening
5 pm General Admission

TICKETS $125 per person for general admission; $200 for VIP (including a welcome cocktail from The King's Ginger, Rappahannock Oysters, reserve wine tastings, artisan bacon and boutique cheeses).

www.cochon555.com
Twitter: @cochon555

Wednesday