Monday, November 24, 2008

Domaine de Canton / Nirvino

The photos from the Nirvino / Domaine de Canton competition at Level III in San Francisco are live -- check out some teaser shots below. You can see the full edit at Jenn Farrington Studios and more event and travel photography at my JFS website.

Congrats to all the bartenders!

Level III, San Francisco, CA

Gin Gin Mule by Rob Gordon

Le Coup de Jarnac by Buffalo

Le Coup de Jarnac by Buffalo

Le Chevalier Blanc by Owen Westman

That's It by Nik Roberto

Hibiscus Martini by Brad Burt

Winter by Jon Ojinaga

Winter by Jon Ojinaga

Batching Hibiscus Martinis for the crowd

Sharing the love - Le Coup Jarnac

Jon Ojinaga, The Redwood Room | Owen Westman, Bourbon & Branch | Buffalo, Alembic | Nik Roberto, 15 Romolo | Brad Burt, Mr Smith’s

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Tales of the Cocktail 2008

Many months have passed since the good times were rolling over cocktails in festive New Orleans. So much has happened since then — I have been thinking about the terrific time I had there with so many friends, new and old.

To revisit the experience (or see it for the first time), grab a cocktail and look through my photos from Tales of the Cocktail 2008.
  • Go to the “EVENT” section
  • Click on "+ TALES OF THE COCKTAIL 2008" (5th event under the heading) to drop down the menu for specific sections of the Tales event
  • Click on any/all of the Tales sessions and parties that you’d like to see
There are even more photos in The BIT: New Orleans (Beverage Industry Trends) published in Tasting Panel Magazine.

I'd love to hear what you think.

Citrus at The Green Tasting Room

Garnishes at the Regional Trends in American Cocktails seminar

Square One organic cocktails at The Green Tasting Room

Outside Arnaud's during the Save the Daiquiri party

Garnishes at The Scented Trail seminar

Cocktails at Bacco - Domaine de Canton Spirited Dinner

Delicious pate-garnished roasted peach Bellini-style cocktail at the Pantry Raid seminar

Checking the golden glow of Scotch at The Whiskies You've Never Tasted Before seminar

Sisters peek into Preservation Hall during a tour of the Historical Bars of The French Quarter

The Napoleon House during a tour of the Historical Bars of The French Quarter

New Orleans Jazz funeral for bad cocktails

New Orleans Jazz funeral for bad cocktails

Live music at d.b.a.

Dale DeGroff at the opening of the Museum of the American Cocktail