This past Monday marked the annual "Best Martini in the 'Burbs Challenge". The event is sponsored by the Daily Herald and cosponsored by the SBA.
It was a great turnout with over 130 attendees who all seemed to be enjoying themselves over exceptionally delicious martinis and great music. Although the event was held at a venue not quite as similar to last year's Old Crow Smokehouse, nonetheless it was great choice. Drink Nightclub did a fantastic job hosting the event by having multiple bartenders and hostesses tending to the enthusiastic crowd.
Attendees also had the opportunity to enter a raffle for some great prizes. Prizes were a 42" Smart TV, sky box tickets to a Chicago Wolves game, and a gift certificate for Chicago Prime Italian to name a few.
And we can't forget about the challenge itself! 12 bartenders from the Schaumburg area were put to the ultimate test. Each bartender was on the clock putting together what they hoped would become the winner of best martini in the 'burbs. Determining the winner were 5 judges, one of which was President of the SBA, Kaili Harding!
While all of the judges commended the bartenders for their delicious work, we all know there can only be one winner. The winner of the 2015 Best Martini in the 'Burbs Challenge is Moretti's "The Pear Tree" with Chicago Prime Italian earning the fan favorite.
All in all, the event turned out as expected. We couldn't have done it without the help of Daily Herald, Drink Nightclub staff, 'burbs bartender contestants, restaurant's staff providing tasty samples, and of course the attendees. Thank you to everyone!
Posted on Dec, 17
by Mark Czarny filed under