Art of the Modern Drink: Winter Cocktails of the Farmers Market

Cocktail as Canvas, with a Modern Twist

The medium truly is the message as the Bay’s best bartenders re-envision modern works of art as drinkable masterpieces. Join CUESA and the San Francisco chapter of the United States Bartenders Guild (USBG) in a special cocktail collaboration with SFMOMA for a night of seasonal drinks and bites in anticipation of the museum’s re-opening in spring 2016.

Connect with art in an entirely new dimension as bartenders and chefs infuse the spirit of SFMOMA’s Piet Mondrians, David Flavins, and other iconic works into creative craft cocktails and haute bites, while using the flavor palette of the winter farmers market in all shades of citrus and leafy green.

Guests receive three full-sized signature cocktails, along with unlimited sample-size drinks and tickets for hors d’oeuvres in this walk-around tasting in the Ferry Building’s gorgeous Grand Hall. Stop by the photo station for your own rendition of The Modern Selfie, and vote for your favorite drink and bite to win prizes.

With your palate thoroughly refreshed, you’ll never look at a pomelo or a Picasso the same way again.

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Proceeds from the night support CUESA’s educational initiatives and the USBG’s professional development programs.

Participating Bartenders:
Jack Bates, Alamo Drafthouse
Brandon Bigalke, Wingtip
Crystal Chasse, Blackbird & Dirty Habit
Suzu Ki Christian, 15 Romolo
John Codd, Rye
Megan Daniel and Alex Smith, Whitechapel
Nora Furst, Lolinda
Max Gerasimenko, Alembic
Michael Lazar, Hard Water
Greg Saavedra, Gaspar Brasserie
Jordan Sakai, Novela
Richard Vila, Poquito
Jay Villafana, Slanted Door & Raven Bar & Lounge
Greg West, Bourbon & Branch

Participating Chefs and Restaurants:
David Bazirgan, Dirty Habit
Chris Fissel, Dirty Water
Thomas Griese, Bourbon Steak
Joshua Lee, Tigerlily
David Murphy, Whitechapel
Ronnie New, Alamo Drafthouse
Ryan Shelton, Reverb Kitchen & Bar
Banks White, The Keystone

Presenting spirits: Disaronno, PAMA Pomegranate Liqueur, and Remy Martin

Tasting spirits: No. 209 Gin, Batiste Rhum ECOISTE, Ilegal Mezcal Joven, Lo Fi Apertif,Suerte Tequila, The Real McCoy Barbados Rum , Singani 63, Sipsmith Gin, Spirit Works Straight Rye Whiskey, St. George Spirits Dry Rye Gin, Venus Spirits Aquavit

Please note: Must be 21 years to attend. Tickets are nonrefundable but are transferable.

CUESA is a nonprofit organization founded in 1994 to educate urban consumers about sustainable agriculture and to create links between urban dwellers and local farmers. We have managed the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market since 1999. We envision a healthy world nourished by environmentally sound, humane, economically viable, and socially just food systems.

About the USBG
The USBG is the most skilled, knowledgeable, and professional association of bartenders in the industry, uniting dedicated professionals in service to the traditions of our trade. Our mission is to empower bartenders in their careers, foster collaboration between members, and connect with the communities we serve.

SFMOMA is dedicated to making the art of our time a vital and meaningful part of public life through vibrant art experiences. When SFMOMA reopens on May 14, 2016 it will be  the largest modern and contemporary art museum in the United States. The newly expanded building will offer triple the gallery space and free admission for visitors 18 and under.

Photos by Amanda Lynn Photography and Katie Newburn Photography.

Source: CUESA | Evening Party: Art of the Modern Drink: Winter Cocktails of the Farmers Market

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