At an afternoon soiree hosted by Plum Alley today, contestants in Salt Lake magazine's Farm to Glass Cocktail Contest had the chance to try one another's entries, and the winning mixologist, Scott Gardner of Finca, was awarded the Mighty Martini glass.
Check here tomorrow for more details and lots of photos. Contestants–Hillary Merrill from Faustina, Sean Neves from Wild Grape, Jim Santangelo fromr Copper Onion and Richard from Bar X– are already looking forward to next year's event.
The Park City Restaurant Association with Young’s Market Company/Spirits Portfolio are presenting the event, which is held twice a year to choose the Park City Signature Cocktail for the coming season.
The contest kicks off at 6:30 p.m. and is open to anyone aged 21 and older. Admission is $10, which includes snacks and the chance to vote for the “People’s Choice” cocktail. A panel of judges–including me–will select the winner, evaluating each drink based on presentation, taste and appearance. Yes, tough job, etc., etc.
All proceeds will go toward the People’s Health Clinic, a non-profit health clinic for uninsured individuals and families in Utah’s Summit and Wasatch counties. To date, PCARA cocktail contests have raised more than $6,000 for the clinic.