In September 2012, some of New York City's finest mixologists took part in a special cocktail competition sponsored by premium Congac maker Louis Royer. Using Louis Royer Force 53 as a base spirit, their creations bowled over judges Steve Olson, Dale Degroff, Jack Robertiello, Paul Pacult and Carrie Keagan. Taking home the top prize was Gold Bar's Tim Cooper, followed in quick succession by Franky Marshall of The Monkey Bar (2nd Place) and Lynnette Marrero of Drinksat6 (3rd Place). Video also ...
Italian aperitif Campari sponsors the first-ever Outstanding Bar Program award. Video includes red-carpet footage at Lincoln Center and an interview with award-winner Jim Meehan, of PDT. For more, visit www.newyorkinsiderproductions.com.
Jim Meehan of New York's PDT takes home the first-ever Outstanding Bar Service award, sponsored by Campari, at the 2012 James Beard Awards a Manhattan's Avery Fisher Hall. May 7, 2012.
Molecular magic was the order of the day when Scotch whiskey brand The Glenlivet decided to separate the essences of its popular spirit and share the results with aficionados at Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans. Needless to say, New York Insider Productions took to the cask task in grand style. For more info, visit www.newyorkinsiderproductions.com
Bringing sunshine and smiles, on January 24, 2012, the city of Fort Lauderdale migrated to Manhattan's Times Square to help New Yorkers defrost their swimsuits. Complete with a beach on wheels and models in bathing suits, Fort Lauderdale proved that just because it's winter in New York doesn't mean you can't think warm Florida thoughts.
In January 2012 beloved food world star Paula Deen revealed to the media that she has Type-2 diabetes. At a jazz brunch last fall, while she was still combating that condition in silence, the subject was an altogether different one, as she talked with etiquette expert Thomas Farley about where she learned her manners and why she believes they are so essential for getting along. For more, visit www.whatmannersmost.com. Follow Thomas on Twitter @MisterManners