Opera Cocktail Competition with Alan Katz and New York Mixologists
On December 16, 2009 at 7:00 p.m., six of New York’s finest bartenders will compete to create the perfect cocktail inspired by Jacques Offenbach’s Tales of Hoffman, a new production at the Metropolitan Opera, directed by Bartlett Sher. The process began on November 30 when a group of bartenders, organized by mixologist Allen Katz and The Metropolitan Opera, attended a dress rehearsal of Hoffman. Hoffman, a psychological fantasy, opens in a tavern in which the title character is coaxed into telling the story of the great loves of his life.
The judging on the 16th will coincide with a Young Associates evening and will take place in the Revlon Room at the Met. The judges will include Met General Manager Peter Gelb, Director Barlett Sher and Allen Katz, Director of Mixology & Spirits Education for Southern Wine & Spirits of New York.
Participating Bartenders are:
Death & Co. - Joaquin Simo
Rye House - Lynnette Marrero
Law Room – Meaghan Dorman
Eleven Madison Park - Leo Robitschek
Flatiron Lounge - Ryan McGrale
Clover Club - Brad Farran
Porter House - James Menite
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