World Cocktail Week--Gotta Celebrate!
I'll be headed out to Proof tonight to celebrate World Cocktail Week, sponsored by The Museum of the American Cocktail. Many of the Washington area’s premier mixologists will be working together for the first time to whip up inventive drinks to pair with each of the dinner's courses. Participating mixologists include Adam Bernbach of Bar Pilar, Derek Brown of Komi, Tom Brown of Cork, Gina Chersevani of EatBar, Justin Guthrie of Central, John Hogan of Hudson, Todd Thrasher of Restaurant Eve, Chantal Tseng of Tabard Inn, Rico Wisdnor of Poste, and Sebastian Zutant of Proof.
Executive Chef Haidar Karoum will prepare a five-course tasting menu that will be paired with five additional specialty cocktails.
Tickets are $135 each, but the event is now sold out. I'll definitely be posting about this tomorrow--I've had the pleasure of meeting and/or interviewing most of the mixologists on the list for various articles, and I look forward to witnessing some of their bar magic. Pairing cocktails, rather than wine, with each of the courses will be a refreshing change of pace.