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12/2 - Holiday Farmers Market Cocktail Night
Quarterly comes the arrival of CUESA's Farmers Market Cocktail night, reflecting the best of the season's produce in cocktail recipes created by our city's great mixologists. I've been to a few, including last winter's, and despite being outdoors at the Ferry Building, it's a bustling gathering where warmth comes in the form of two full-sized cocktails (this time around featuring Jim Beam bourbon) and an unlimited sampling of eight other holiday-inspired imbibements highlighting a whole range of spirits. Our local chapter of the United States Bartenders Guild co-hosts the event so bartenders are top notch, including Brian MacGregor of Jardiniere, Scott Baird and Aaron Gregory Smith of 15 Romolo, Lou Bustamante, Erick Castro of Rickhouse, Darren Crawford of Bourbon & Branch, Enrique Sanchez of La Mar, Sierra Zimei of Seasons Bar. There's prizes and exquisite bites from local restaurants in a holiday tasting party that's all about the spirit/s of the season.
12/2, 5:30-7:30pm, $30
1 Ferry Building