Calgary Regional Finals 2016

Calgary's best barchefs face off in an extravagant cocktail competition: Who will be the best? Come taste, vote and cheer!
6 PM – 11 PM
Fairmont Palliser
133 9 Avenue Southwest, Calgary, Alberta T2P 2M3


MADE WITH LOVE is the annual event that allows you to discover what your city’s craft-cocktail scene has to offer. It is at the Fairmont Pallisser within it’s magnificent Crystal Ballroom that 16 of Calgary’s most talented BarChefs will present a unique and original cocktail & food-pairing creations in view of being crowned Calgary’s BEST BarChef for 2016 !!

One ticket for the event includes complete tasting of all showcased cocktails, their food-pairing, a welcome cocktail & a Red Bull can as well as a right to vote for your favorite cocktail creation / favourite BarChef.

Early bird pricing [before June 13th]: 55$
Pre-sale: 65$
At the door : 75$


1. Samantha Casuga – Native Tongues Taqueria
2. Alex Newman – Ricardo’s Hideaway
3. Randy Foster – Barcelona YYC
4. Ray Burton – Last Best Brewing & Distilling
5. Madeleine MacDonald – Model Milk
6. Nate Wry – Pigeonhole
7. Clarice Gordon – Raw Bar
8. Ian Storcer – Proof YYC
9. Amanda Gomez – Container Bar
10. Fern Zevnik – Bourbon Room
11. Andrew Silver – charbar
12. Savanna Beach – The Derrick Gin Mill & Restaurant
13. Paul Veltri – Shokunin
14. Adam Duri – Añejo Restaurant
15. Jamie Wilson – Modern Steak
16. India Dmytriev – MARKET Calgary


Cocktails will be judged on their originality, creativity and taste. Judges will look for passion, expert knowledge, distinct ingredients and the way competitors incorporate these elements in their cocktail creation. The bartender who will be attributed the most points will go on to the National Finals in Quebec City in May 2017, and will have a chance to win one of 10 trips to one of MadeWithLove’s affiliated distileries.


Every guest will receive a «dogtag» necklace. After having tasted the competitors’ cocktails, the guests will have to give their «dogtag» to their favorite barchef. The bartender who will have collected the most necklaces will also be elligible to the National Finale in Quebec City in May 2017, and will have a chance to win one of 8 trips to one of MadeWithLove affiliated distileries.


1800 TEQUILA | https://www.1800tequila.com/
APPLETON ESTATE | https://www.appletonestate.com/
CAMPARI | https://www.campari.com/
DISARONNO | https://www.disaronno.com/
SKYY VODKA | https://www.skyy.com/
UNGAVA GIN | https://www.ungava-gin.com
WILD TURKEY | https://wildturkeybourbon.com/

Tickets include a full tasting of all competing cocktails & delectable food-pairings, affiliated showcase cocktails & foods as well as having the opportunity to vote for the public’s choice winner. 18 years+ // Non-refundable

Made with Love

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