Starting today, Monday Aug 15, 2016, Pasadena celebrates the cocktail during the annual SIP-tember, with some of Pasadena Chamber member restaurants offering some of their favorite cocktails.
Drinks being offered for the SIP-tember Cocktail Bracket Challenge include special margaritas, new interpretations of traditional cocktails and some specially created drinks from some of Pasadena’s premiere mixologists.
Previous drinks named Pasadena’s Cocktail of the Year include the Broad Street Hurricane from Ruth’s Chris Steak House, the Cucumber Skinny-tini from Toro Sushi, the Vin de Pomplemousse from Green Street Restaurant or White Horse Lounge’s 2016 Forbidden. To vote for your favorite cocktail, visit www.pasadenarestaurantweek.com/vote
This event culminates in a grand taste-off at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on September 21st, between 6 pm and 9 pm. Everyone attending the Taste of Pasadena that evening will be able to taste the four finalist cocktails and vote for your favorite.
Last year’s event brought more than four hundred people to the Taste of Pasadena at the Rose Bowl for the finale of the SIP-tember Cocktail Bracket Challenge. In addition to the four featured cocktail finalists, attendees at the SIP-tember Bracket Challenge Finale tasted culinary treats from The Raymond Restaurant, Green Street Restaurant, California Pizza Kitchen, King’s Row Gastropub, Slater’s 50/50, CitrusX Catering, POP Champagne and Dessert Bar, the Westin Pasadena, Osawa Shabu Shabu Sushi and many more.
Here are the venues that offer cocktails for the 2016 SIP-tember Cocktail Bracket Challenge:
- Pitfire Artisan Pizza
- a/k/a Bistro
- Central Park Restaurant
- California Pizza Kitchen
- The Tap Room at the Langham Huntington Hotel Pasadena
- Bistro 45
- Bar 1886 at The Raymond
- Ruth’s Chris Steak House
- POP Champagne and Dessert Bar
- El Cholo Cafe
- Clearman’s Galley
- Alondra Hot Wings
- bluRoom at the dusitD2 hotel constance pasadena
- Madeline Garden Bistro
- White Horse Lounge
In honor of the 103rd anniversary of America’s first culinary celebrity, Julia Child, a cocktail party will take place in restaurants all over Pasadena. Don’t miss the citywide happy birthday toast at 7:00 pm. It’s encouraged to dress for a 1950s, 1960s or 1970s era cocktail party!!
SIP-tember along with Taste of Pasadena are terrific opportunities for patrons to visit new places, remember old favorites and see the breadth of excellent offerings found in the Pasadena area.
Dance Syndicate is providing entertainment at the SIP-tember Finale and Taste of Pasadena at the Rose Bowl. More info on: www.pasadena-chamber.org/blog
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