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Battle of the Botanicals
Thu, June 8, 2017, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
Our second annual Battle of the Botanicals returns with an outstanding line-up of teams from 8 of our region’s hottest restaurants:
30Boltwood | Amherst (2016 top 3 finalist)
The Alvah Stone | Montague (2016 winner)
Bistro 63 @ The Monkey Bar | Amherst
Five Eyed Fox | Turner’s Falls
The Green Room | Northampton
Hope & Olive with Magpie Pizzeria | Greenfield (2016 top 3 finalist)
Johnny’s Tavern | Amherst
sevenstrong | Northampton
Join us as these talented chefs & mixologists serve up appetizers and cocktails featuring local botanicals, and battle it out live on the competition stage to take the crown!
Indulge in the creative pairings at all 8 stations, and vote for your favorites. Your votes determine which 3 teams go head-to-head in a cocktail mix-off challenge, hosted by The River’s Joan Holliday.
Enjoy the summer evening on the outdoor patio, recline in the mezzanine lounge with DJ Studebaker Hawk, browse the silent auction with dozens of local activities, artwork and more – it’s an evening of great food, fun, and entertainment, all for the benefit of the Hitchcock Center!
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
The Battle of the Botanicals is a strictly ages 21 and up event. Attendees will be asked to show ID at the door.
Does my ticket allow me to sample all 8 stations?
Yes! All 8 appetizer and cocktail pairing stations are included with the purchase of your ticket. Sample them all, and vote for your favorite to advance to the cocktail competition round. Your event program is also a keepsake recipe book, detailing all 8 stations' appetizers and drinks. Additonal beer, wine, and soft drinks are available for purchase at our cash bar.
Do I need to bring my ticket with me to enter?
Please save your ticket(s) to your Eventbrite app to show at the door, or print and bring your ticket(s) with you from your purchase confirmation email.
How do the voting and competition work?
At check-in, you will receive 3 entries to vote for your favorite cocktail station. Place your entries into bowls at the voting stations to help choose the top 3 stations. Voting closes at 7:00pm. The top 3 voted teams will send their mixologists to the competition stage for a fast-paced cocktail mix-off, hosted by The River's Joan Holliday and judged by local notables Monte Belmonte, Michael Kusek, and Lindsey Matarazzo. Only one talented mixologist will be crowned the Battle of the Botanicals winner!
Where do I park for this event?
There is NO parking on East Drive. Free parking is available in two adjacent Amherst College lots: The O'Connell Lot on Dickinson Street (directly opposite East Drive, on your left) and the Hills Lot (just beyond East Drive, your first right after the purple and white rail bridge).