Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Get Ready to Square Off!

Do you make killer cocktails? Do you have a way with libations? Here is your chance to show the world! (Deadline is THIS WEEK!)

Co-hosted by CHOW.com and Om Organics, the finals take place on September 25th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at the Ferry Building in San Francisco.

CHOW has selected Square One(R) Organic Vodka as the featured spirit for this event, and
invites amateur and professional liquid chefs to submit their recipes on CHOW.com. (Your recipes must use Square One and other organic ingredients.)

The two final contenders will be brought to San Francisco for a shakin’ showdown before a public audience and a committee of food and wine authorities.

Here’s how it works:

- create an original recipe for a pitcher cocktail using Square One(R) Organic Vodka and at least 75% organic ingredients.

- send recipe to CHOW.com

At the Square Off finals, the contestants will face two further challenges:

*develop one cocktail using ingredients culled from the Farmers Market at the Ferry Building that day
*and a second cocktail based on a mystery seasonal, organic ingredient.

The judges' verdicts on the three total drinks will determine the winner. The Square Off's five-person judging panel includes Jacques Bezuindenhout of San Francisco's renowned Harry Denton's Starlight Room, Jane Goldman of Chow, Natalie Bovis-Nelsen of The Liquid Muse.com (yes, that’s me!) and one lucky local consumer.

Ticket proceeds from the final event will benefit the non-profit groups Om Organics and CUESA and their mission to promote organic and local foods. Additional event sponsors include Imbibe Magazine, Ideal Bite, Bacar Restaurant San Francisco, and Pro Designs Pro Bar Set.

For more information, click here.


nerdling said...

The fine print is a major bummer!

"Note to California residents: Due to California Alcohol Beverage Control laws, California residents who are selected as winners in the Contest may not be awarded any prizes. While we encourage you to enter the Contest, should a California resident be chosen as a winner of the Contest, such winner shall forfeit all prizes and another winner can be chosen. Such California winner may attend the Square Off finals to compete at their option and shall be responsible for all costs associated thereto (including but not limited to transportation, travel, accommodations, and price of admission)."

natalie@theliquidmuse.com said...

Ya know, I didn't read the fine print - and yes, this is a bummer.

ABC laws vary from state to state, and they suck!!!

However, the upside is that California residents can still enter their recipes which will win them glory and 5 minutes of fame (well a week of fame) on The Liquid Muse Homepage. I'll be featuring the winner in The Bartender Diaries.

And, people outside California can win a trip to our fine golden state.

Shawn said...

Hey TLM,

I am finally back in town, dug out from work and back on the blog circuit.

I threw my hat in the ring for this contest: http://rejiggeredcocktails.blogspot.com/2007/08/green-grape.html

Good luck with yoiur Trumptini!