In the spirit of Napoléon’s epic battles, Mandarine Napoléon will bring to Tales of the Cocktail this year the battle of all battles- man vs. woman in the 4th Annual Mandarine Napoléon Imperial Battle of the Sexes.
In this truly unique event, taking place on Wednesday, July 20 at the Napoleon House, eight of the best male from around the globe and eight of the best female bartenders from around the United States will be paired against each other to create their very own signature Mandarine Napoléon cocktail, and guests will determine their fate. Each bartender will have their own station to serve their signature cocktails, while strategically pleading for votes. Guests will be able to try all cocktails presented and enjoy New Orleans style cuisine featuring Mandarine Napoléon.
This year, teams will also face off in challenges that test their knowledge, creativity and skill. This portion of the competition will be judged by an expert panel, including brand owner Marc de Kuyper. At the end, one sex will be determined the winner and hailed as the conquerors.
Sarah Lawrence of The Anderson, Miami Yael Vengroff of The Spare Room, Los Angeles Karen Grill, Bon Vivant, Los Angeles Ashley Danella, New Orleans
P. Bischoff of Manhattan Bar, Singapore Chris Grodvedt of The Thief, Oslo Chi Ho Ta of Dr., Rotterdam Sean Fenelly of Milk & Honey, London