Bittered Sling Bistro

We are proud to introduce you to “Bittered Sling Bistro” – a bi-weekly food and cocktail pairing competition dedicated to pushing the boundaries of cocktail craft presented at the beautiful Legacy Liquor Store in Olympic Village, Vancouver.

Bittered Sling’s award-winning mixologist Lauren Mote and celebrated chef Jonathan Chovancek host their popular and perennially sold-out Bittered Sling Bistro event series at the Legacy Liquor Store in Olympic Village. A friendly competition between the region’s best bartenders, this is Vancouver’s longest-running and largest cocktail and food-pairing competition, offering a high level creative event for apprentice and veteran bartenders alike.

Each edition of the Bistro is inspired by a featured spirit and special guest bartender. Lauren kicks off each evening in the gorgeous foyer of Legacy Liquor Store with a unique and palate-cleansing cocktail accompanied by deliciously-paired bites by Chef Jonathan. The host bartender then takes centre stage by guiding guests though an informative spirit tasting and expertly-paired cocktails for Chef Jonathan’s seasonal three-course menu. Following the dinner, guests are invited to rate the host bartender’s presentation and pairing skills and at the end of each season, the top scoring bartenders compete for a coveted grand prize.

Proudly sponsored by the Canadian Professional Bartender’s Association, Bittered Sling Bistro is all about spirit – in both the bartender and the bottle.


All Bittered Sling Bistro events start promptly at 7:00pm, and are held at Legacy Liquor Store, 1633 Manitoba Street in the heart of Athlete’s Village. Tickets are released two weeks before the next event, please visit www.legacyliquorstore.com/events to purchase Bittered Sling Bistro tickets, or click the active “TICKETS” link below the event you would like to attend.

Season Three (March – October 2013):

Wednesday. March 06 2013 “World of Whiskies”

With Jay Jones, Executive Bartender & Brand Ambassador, Donnelly Group, sponsored by Beam Global (Alberta Premium Dark Horse, Maker’s Mark, Jim Beam Devil’s Cut, Highland Park)

Wednesday. March 20 2013 “World of Whiskies”

With Lauren Mote, Owner of Kale & Nori | Bittered Sling Extracts, sponsored by Beam Global (Alberta Premium Dark Horse, Maker’s Mark, Jim Beam Devil’s Cut, Highland Park)

Wednesday. April 03 2013 “When Tiki Attacks!”

With Evelyn Chick, Blue Water Cafe, sponsored by The Kirkwood Group (Leblon Cachaca, Flor de Cana)

Wednesday. April 17 2013 “When Tiki Attacks!”

With Don Wheeler, Legacy Liquor Store | The Modern Bartender, sponsored by The Kirkwood Group (Leblon Cachaca, Flor de Cana)

Wednesday. May 08 2013 “Coastal Mexican Experience”

With Marc Smolinski, A Drinker’s Peace | Max’s Burgers, sponsored by Onilikan (Agave & Mango Aguardiente(s); Agave & Mango Licor(s) )

Monday. May 27 2013 “Coastal Mexican Experience”

With Lauren Mote, Bittered Sling Extracts, sponsored by Onilikan (Agave & Mango Aguardiente(s); Agave & Mango Licor(s) )

Tuesday. June 11 2013 “Truly Canadian Terroir”

With Micah Jensen, Bar Manager of Raudz Regional Table, Kelowna BC, sponsored by Okanagan Spirits

Tuesday. June 25 2013 “Truly Canadian Terroir”

With John Richard, The Vancouver Club, Vancouver BC, sponsored by Okanagan Spirits

Wednesday. July 10 2013 “Global Cocktail Colonialism”

With Gerry Jobe of Brown-Forman “southern spirits portfolio”, sponsored by Brown-Forman Canada

Wednesday. July 31 2013 “Global Cocktail Colonialism”

With Trevor Kallies, The Donnelly Group, sponsored by Brown-Forman Canada

Wednesday. August 14 2013 “Mardi Gras vs. Carnival”

With Grant Sceney, The Fairmont Pacific Rim, sponsored by PMA Canada (Campari America, Wild Turkey Bourbon, Aperol, Cynar) 

Wednesday. August 28 2013 “Mardi Gras vs. Carnival”

With Robyn Gray, Pidgin, sponsored by PMA Canada (Campari America, Wild Turkey Bourbon, Aperol, Cynar) 

Wednesday. September 11 2013 “Coloured Collar; Upper Middle Class”

With Lauren Mote, Bittered Sling, sponsored by The Kirkwood Group (Pierre Ferrand Cognac & Dry Curacao; Cherry Heering)

Wednesday. September 25 2013 “Coloured Collar; Upper Middle Class”

With Justin Taylor, Four Seasons Vancouver, sponsored by The Kirkwood Group (Pierre Ferrand Cognac & Dry Curacao; Cherry Heering)

Tuesday. October 15 2013 “Heavy Metal Monks”

With Shawn Soole, Little Jumbo (Victoria), sponsored by Renaissance Wine Merchants (Chartreuse, Fernet Branca & Carpano) TICKETS

Tuesday. October 29 2013 “Heavy Metal Monks”

With J.S. Dupuis, Homer Street Cafe Bar, sponsored by Renaissance Wine Merchants (Chartreuse, Fernet Branca & Carpano) TICKETS

Sunday November 24 BSB Finals, UVA Wine & Cocktail Bar, 900 Seymour Street, 8:00-11:00pm

The BSB Finals is a ticketed event, $30 each for the finale purchase here: TICKETS

 

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