CUESA | Evening Party: The Art of the Modern Drink: Spring Cocktails of the Farmers Market

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The Art of the Modern Drink: Spring Cocktails of the Farmers Market

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm

13 Bartenders, 8 Restaurants, and More Than 15 Minutes of Fame

Join CUESA and the San Francisco chapter of the United States Bartenders Guild (USBG) for a very special evening in which cocktail glasses become canvases in the Ferry Building’s Grand Hall. In this exciting collaboration with SFMOMA, we’ll challenge an all-star lineup of local bartenders and chefs to channel their inner Alexander Calder, Olafur Eliasson, or Cindy Sherman by creating drinks and hors d’oeuvres inspired by the museum’s collection, using the palette of the spring farmers market.

Imagine a drink with Rothko-like layers derived from strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries, or an apricot dessert with the bright pop and sticky sweetness of a Thiebaud. While you stroll through the gallery of flavors, SFMOMA will share reproductions of the modern artworks that served as the inspiration for each original sip and bite.

Guests receive two full-sized signature cocktails made with G’vine Gin Floraison & Rum Diplomatico, 11 sample-sized drinks, and delicious hors d’oeuvres from eight of the Bay Area’s hottest chefs. There will also be interactive games and a photo booth to round out the fun.

Two and a half hours of arty, delicious fun—could it lead to your 15 minutes of fame?

Tickets: $45, inclusive of all food and drink.

 Spring Cocktails of the Farmers Market

Participating Bartenders and Bars:
Mauricio “Moe” Arce, Monarch
Nora Furst, Lolinda
Carla Gassner, Cotogna
Max Gerasimenko, Georges
Esdras Gonzalez
Trip Hosley, Sauce
Madison Kaviyakoen
Jessica Maria, Hotsy Totsy Club
Keli Rivers, The Coachman
Claire Sprouse & Apirada Nititham, The Square
Chris Toribio, Bohemian Club
Dustin Toshiyuki & Greg Lindgren, A16
Fatima Wehidy, Pesce

Featured Spirits in the Signature Drinks:
G’Vine Gin Floraison
Rum Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva

Featured Spirits in the Tastes:
209 Gin
Angel’s Envy Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Casamigos Tequila

Basil Hayden Bourbon
The Botanist Gin
Brugal Especial Extra Dry Rum

Chinaco tequila
Greenbar Distillery: TRU Garden
Papa’s Pilar Rum
Ron Zacapa 23
St. George Spirits Raspberry Brandy

Participating Chefs and Restaurants:
Stephane Tonnelier, FIVE
Michael Bilger, Georges
Alicia Jenish, Gitane
Alejandro Morgan, Lolinda
Caitlin Freeman and Leah Rosenberg, Modern Art Desserts
Ben Paula, Sauce
Ross Wunderlich, The Coachman
Galen Vasquez, The Square

NOTE: Tickets are nonrefundable but are transferable. No one under 21 years old will be admitted.

Photos by Valter Fabiano, Drew Altizer Photography, and Jennifer Barr.


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