Jealous Gatsby? We at da party of da year: The Iron Bar Gala @ Plan B Milford (w00t w00t)

13 Mar

For an entire year, talented mixologists throughout Connecticut have fought hard to make the best cocktails at Plan B Milford’s Iron Bar competitions.  And, through their skills 12 of them have made it to the final stage:  The Iron Bar Gala.  One winner will prevail, win $1,000 in cash and get a trip to Kentucky with the Plan B crew!  

You definitely won’t want to miss this event at Plan B Milford on 3/26/14 at 8 pm.  Seriously, don’t miss it…especially because the final test is bourbon themed using Willett Pot Still.  Tix are just $60 (plus tax and tip) and you get a helluva lot for your dollar, too…an abundance of hors d’oeuvre, 2 drink tickets, samples of all cocktail entries, a chance to vote for the winner, and mingle time with the celebrity judges.

Starting off, The Iron Bar Gala is a, well, gala, so you better don those fancy suits and showy dresses. If you want to wear both, go ahead…we won’t judge.  As the contest stirs things up (get it?), politely and ever-so-gently snack away on some awesome appetizers (full list below).  As contestants complete their cocktails, you’ll have a chance to sample their creations.  Once all contestants have finished, the 5 celebrity judges will vote and so will the audience, counting for one more vote.  

And, here are the judges: 

  1. Faith Middleton of WNPR
  2. Drew Kulsveen Master Distiller at Willett
  3. Chris Prosperi of Metro Bis
  4. Chopped Winner Tyler Anderson of Millwright’s
  5. Dimitrios Elias Zahariadis of The Cocktail Chemist & USBGCT

And, here’s all the awesome food to nom away on:

Stationary Food: “Cheese Flambé Station”

  • Aged Cheddar, Parmesan, and Manchego flambéed with Apple Brandy and Over-proof Bourbon
  • Served with strawberry jalapeno jam, apple cider compote, and bourbon blueberry jam

Passed Appetizers: “Shooters”

  • Bloody Mary Shrimp ceviche served in a mini martini glass
  • Coffee crusted pulled pork shoulder served with apple/cilantro chutney in a mini tortilla cup
  • Bourbon cured salmon, dill cream cheese, cucumber shooters dill brown sugar garnish
  • Bone marrow bites wrapped in pinwheel puff pastry
  • Tie Die Deviled Eggs with bacon shovel
  • Halved tomato mozzarella shooters with fresh basil, sprouts, and honey balsamic reduction
  • Sweet Potato waffle crisps topped with goat cheese and smoked grape tapenade
  • Dried fig paste, Parmesan disk and fresh basil wrapped in house smoked thin sliced bresole
  • Duck fat fry cones topped with duck confit and a lemon sage aioli

Dessert “Shooters”

  • Mini Old fashioned cupcakes served rum cake style with a bourbon brown sugar reduction, luxardo cherry and candied orange rind
  • Mini Bourbon chocolate panna cotta milkshakes
  • Mini Gin Fizz cups with key lime mousse, old tom gin whipped cream, crumbled graham crackers, and candied lime zest
The Iron Bar Gala
Date:  3/26/14
Time:  8 pm
Cost:  $60 per person
Place:  Plan B Burger Bar
Address: 1638 Boston Post Road
                   Milford, CT 06460

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