Entertainment

The Inaugural Tony Abou-Ganim Spirits Summit

Casino Del Sol
This event was held 11/18/2012.
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All-Access Pass -$125

November 16-18

Make it a weekend celebration with an ALL–ACCESS pass to the Spirit Summit! Your all–access pass includes admission to Tony Abou Ganim-Iron Chef Happy Hour, Tiki Happy Hour, Jim Beam BBQ Dinner and Tasting Floor admission for Nov 17 and 18.

All Access Pass

Tony Abou-Ganim Southwest Spirit Summit

Includes admission to Happy Hours, Jim Beam BBQ Bash, Tasting Floor admission for Nov 17 and 18, all seminars except for (#4 “Ladies Only” with Tony Abou-Ganim Olson).

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$125 per person

Friday November 16, 2012

Happy Hour:

Kick off the weekend with event host Tony Abou Ganim as he re-creates award winning cocktails from his latest challenge on Iron Chef America. Attendees also have the opportunity to purchase and have Tony personally autograph his signature book, “The Modern Mixologist”.

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Iron Chef Cocktails with Tony Abou-Ganim 5-7pm

FREE EVENT
Open to the public

CONVENTION CENTER


JIM BEAM BBQ BASH

Feast on a fabulous whiskey -Inspired BBQ buffet under the Arizona night sky. Enjoy specialty drinks featuring small batch whiskeys, prepared by Master Mixologist Bobby Gleason in the poolside cocktail cabanas.

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7-10pm OASIS POOL

$40 per person
included in All-Access

Saturday November 17, 2012

TASTING FLOOR:

Enjoy tastes of over 100 of the world’s finest spirits, learn from the foremost spirit authorities and mixologists at exciting seminars; relax and get your second wind in the RedBull Recharge lounge and much more..

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Noon-5PM Ballroom C

Tasting Floor Pass-$40 per day (if purchased individually)
included in All-Access



Seminars

[1] Understanding Agave with Steve Olson

Join renowned experts Steve Olson (aka the wine-geek), Tequila’s “unofficial US ambassador, David Graphshi, and “mezcal missionary” Ron Cooper for an intimate blind-tasting-based seminar that will explore the mystique of agave-based spirits. Presented by Sazerac (Includes cocktails samples)

11:30AM-12:45PM Ballroom A

FREE with Tasting Floor Pass



[2] LUPEC (Ladies United for the Preservations of Endangered Cocktails) presents: Women Behind the Bars:

Presented by two of the top female mixologists in the country – Lynnette Marrero and Ivy Mix, this lively seminar will take you thru the very colorful history of women in the industry, the creation of LUPEC, its mission and Influence.

1:15-2:30PM Ballroom A

FREE with Tasting Floor Pass



[3] American Tiki with Julie Reiner:

Learn the history and secrets of making Tiki cocktails, once a part of the most popular culinary trend in America in the 1950s. Today, Tiki cocktails—featuring rums, exotic juices, and unusual flavor combinations—are hotter than ever thanks to mixologist Julie Reiner who has been elevating the cocktail scene in NYC for the last decade, most notably with the opening of the Flatiron Lounge (2003), the Pegu Club (2005) and her latest venture, Brooklyn’s Clover Club. (Includes cocktails samples)

2:30-3:45PM Ballroom B

FREE with Tasting Floor Pass



[4] Bombay Sapphire Presents: “Making Great Cocktails at Home – Hands On with Tony Abou-Ganim-Ladies Only”

Join Tony Abou-Ganim, The Modern Mixologist, as he shows you what you need to stock your home bar, tools of the trade and how to use them, and all the secrets behind mixing great drinks at home. Be it a classic a Martini, Tony’s favorite cocktail, the Negroni or one of his originals, he’ll show you how easy it is to craft these wonderful libations. From shaking to stirring, muddling to blending, Boston Shakers and Hawthorn Strainers, you’ll learn all you need to know to set up and tend your home bar. Whether you’re a professional bartender or just want to impress your friends, you’re sure to enjoy this entertaining journey into what it takes to make a great cocktail! But remember, ladies only!

4-5:15PM Salon B

$25 per person



*100% of the proceeds from this seminar will be donated to the Helen David Memorial Fund


Happy Hour:

Join mixologist superstars Julie Reiner and Brian Miller as they recreate classic Tiki cocktails from the most famous of all tiki bars, Lani Kai in NYC. Attendees will sample traditional tiki creations made with fresh juices and exotic combinations of rum and liqueurs. (Includes cocktails samples).

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Modern Tiki Happy Hour 5:30-7PM

$40 per person
included in All-Access Pass

Ballroom A



Cocktail Dinner:

Enjoy a truly unique evening at the award winning PY Steakhouse where Tony Abou-Ganim and Casino Del Sol Resort’s Mixologist, Aaron DeFeo, will collaborate with Casino Executive Chefs Jason Jonilonis and Erik Savin to create an extraordinary five course dinner featuring Sonoran cuisine with paired cocktails.

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Luna Malvada Cocktail Dinner with Iron Chef Mixologist Tony Abou-Ganim & Casino Del Sol Resort’s Best! 7:30-9:30PM

$75 per person
includes gratuity

PY Steakhouse

Sunday November 18, 2012

TASTING FLOOR:

Enjoy tastes of over 100 of the world’s finest spirits, learn from the foremost spirit authorities and mixologists at exciting seminars; relax and get your second wind in the RedBull Recharge lounge and much more.

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Noon-5PM Ballroom C

Tasting Floor Pass-$40 per day (if purchased individually)
included in All-Access



Seminars

[5] Gin Daisies with Charlotte Voisey

Explore the wonderful world of gin & gin cocktails from Hendrick’s Gin Ambassador Charlotte Voisey. Charlotte Voisey, Company Mixologist with William Grant & Sons USA was recognized by the James Beard Foundation in 2009 for her contribution to mixology. Charlotte’s unique cocktails can be found on menus across the world. (Includes cocktail samples)

11:30AM-12:45PM Ballroom A

FREE with Tasting Floor Pass



[6] Vodka Tasting Panel:

Join 4 of the world’s foremost vodka authorities as they explore the ever increasing popularity of Vodka in its many forms.

1-2:15PM Ballroom B

FREE with Tasting Floor Pass



[7] Lucas Bols Presents: A History of Punch with Jason Asher & Marcos Tello

Discover the origins of punch, one of the world’s oldest & finest mixed drinks and the godfather of modern cocktails. Jason Asher, mixologist for Young’s Market, & Marcos Tello, Brand Ambassador for Bols Genever will be on hand to guide attendees through punch history, preparation, and a tasting of fine genever-based punches.

2-3:30PM Ballroom A

FREE with Tasting Floor Pass



[8] “The Great Whiskey Cocktails” with Master Mixologist Bobby Gleason

Taste and experience American Whiskey as Master Mixologist Bobby Gleason guides you through the bourbon whiskey portfolio and great whiskey cocktails.

3-4:15PM Ballroom B

FREE with Tasting Floor Pass



HAPPY HOUR: “On the Town” with Dale DeGroff

Join Award-Winning Mixologist and Author Dale DeGroff for an evening of stories, cocktails and songs from legendary watering holes and his forty years of working them! DeGroff explores bar life in America, from Colonial times through Prohibition, revealing the colorful story of the cocktail. Masterful story-telling, crafted cocktails from by-gone eras, and tunes from the Great American Songbook make for an unforgettable evening! (Ticket includes four sample cocktails and hors d’oeurvres

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6-8PM

$40 per person
All proceeds to benefit the Museum of the American Cocktail

Ballroom E