Montreal Regional Finals 2019

Montreal's best bartenders face off in an extravagant cocktail competition: Who will be the best? Come taste, vote and cheer!
6 PM – 11 PM
1004 Rue Sainte-Catherine E, Montréal, QC H2L 2G2


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Canada’s most extravagant cocktail competition is in town!

Montreal, October 23rd, 2019 – It is with great pleasure that we announce the return of the most extravagant mixology competition in Canada, MADE WITH LOVE, to Montreal, for its 11th edition! On November 25th, the city’s Regional Final will take place at the majestic L’Olympia de Montréal and will undoubtedly impress cocktail lovers who are on the hunt for some out-of-this-world flavours. Join us for a spectacle offered by the industry, where the city’s bartenders will gather to illuminate Montreal’s cocktail culture. Save the date so you don’t miss it!

The proud competitors from the best bars and restaurants will take on the challenge of presenting an exclusive creation to an eager crowd who never fails to be there, as well as a panel of experts. They will have the difficult (but nonetheless delicious!) task of judging the creations based on originality of ingredients and concept, as well as balance of flavours. Here is the complete list of cocktail artisans whom you will have the opportunity to see in action this year!

Kevin Mazzu – Doubletree by Hilton Aéroport de Montréal
Samuel Beaulieu – Grumman78
Emma Nu Tella – L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon – Montréal
Matis Lafreniere – Nacarat
Thierry Brodeur – L’Assommoir
Asilex Rodriguez – Datcha
Ghislain Bouquier – Crowd Bar & Flair
Claudia Doyon – Le Coureur des Bois Bistro Gourmand
Alec ‘blue’ Besner – Pacini Saint-Hyacinthe
Mackenzie McNolty – Nhậu Bar
Rayane Sadni – Atwater Cocktail Club
Philippe Castonguay – Bar Les Cousins
Johanna Dhont – Restaurant Henri Brasserie Française
Laurent Lefebvre – Restaurants Europea
Christian Casiraghi – XO Le Restaurant, Hôtel Le St-James
Patricia Jeanson – La Distillerie
Simon Bertrand-Girard – Les Enfants Terribles
Jason Cabanillas – Shaker St-Laurent
Lambert Paquette – Le Red Tiger
Pierre-Michel Lieutier – Gustave

The two crowned winners of each category, Public’s Choice and Judges’ Choice, will represent Montreal at the National Finals taking place in the Spring 2020! The finalists will try to win the coveted title of best MADE WITH LOVE’s best bartender in the country, and have a chance to win one of 14 trips to one of the MADE WITH LOVE affiliated distilleries :

2 Travels in Italy with Campari
2 VIP Experiences with Disaronno
2 Trips to Mexico with Espolon Tequila
2 Travels to Nicaragua with Flor de Caña
2 Trips to Scotland with Jura Whisky
2 Trips to New Orleans with Sazerac
2 Trips to Kentucky with Woodford Reserve

“MADE WITH LOVE is always a celebration that’s outstanding in Montreal,” according to Pierre-Olivier Trempe, founder of the competition. “We are proud of our community and we have to say, we never know what can happen when we reunite the best bartenders in the city under one roof for only one evening! We always get surprises and the competitors never cease to amaze us by pushing the limits, year after year!”

Monday, November 25th, 2019, from 6pm to 11 pm
L’Olympia de Montréal, 1004 Rue Sainte-Catherine E, Montréal, QC H2L 2G2
Tickets : Early Bird (until November 11th) : 55$
General admission (after November 11th) : 65$
At the door : 75$

Tickets are on sale at all participating establishments and online at
A ticket includes tasting of all cocktails created by the competitors, food pairings, and the right to vote for the best bartender in Montreal! And we also have a few surprises in store for you, of course!

International event for cocktail enthusiasts and food epicureans, MADE WITH LOVE is your annual celebration of the craft cocktails industry! The public, along with a panel of renowned judges, are invited to witness this interactive competition by savoring exclusive and extravagant creations and vote for their favorites. Founded in 2009 in Montreal, MADE WITH LOVE has gained popularity through its mixology competition where passion and excellence bring the bartending community together to push the limits of creativity. Today, MADE WITH LOVE is active in 2 countries (Canada and Spain), and continues to develop internationally.

Espolòn Tequila
Exl Pure / Coopérative forestière du Nord-Ouest ltée / Cofno
Flor de Caña
Jura Whisky
Old Forester
Southern Comfort
Tanqueray Canada
Tia Maria
Vinum Design
Woodford Reserve

Contact information :
Isabelle Poliquin
Head of communications
514-297-2015 | isabelle@enjoymadewithlove.com

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Creators of international events for cocktail lovers and culinary epicureans. Passion, excellence, extravagance, community.