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Friday, May 01, 2009

SF Cocktail Week

Hello fellow cocktail enthusiasts. For those of you who will be around San Francisco on May 11th through 18th, you could be in for a real treat. That week is the Third Annual San Francisco Cocktail Week: http://sfcocktailweek.com and is going to be a blast. There will be plenty to do all week between the Opening Gala to the Closing Gala. Go to their link and check out the planned events.

There are lots of classes available on Thursday, May 14th. I'll be attending two of them:

Gentleman's Companion
The first class I'll be taking will be at Heaven's Dog from 3pm to 5pm supporting one of my favorite bartenders in this city, Erik Atkins, as he takes us through the course of Baker's journey, sharing along the way some of Baker's most memorable tales and cocktail recipes.

House-made Ingredients

My second class will be at Absinthe Brasserie & Bar from 6pm to 9pm. The class will be held by Jeff Hollinger & Neyah White and will cover creating ingredients like specialty syrups, gastriques, shrubs, liqueurs & cordials, bitters, and tinctures. In addition, they will teach how to manipulate ingredients by using culinary techniques such as roasting, smoking, and dehydrating. Did you watch the last episode of Top Chef? This is where "our" top chef, Jamie Lauren, resides. She'll be preparing snacks for this event.

If you're going to be in the area this week, definitely look through the classes and events happening all over the city and enjoy the cocktail experiences to be had. Also, if you sign up to take either of the classes I just mentioned, I'll see you there!

Tim (Mr. Martini)

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