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Faith Middleton Food Schmooze Martini Competition June 27

A La Carte

Leeanne Griffin

4:34 PM EDT, June 16, 2013

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The Faith Middleton Food Schmooze Martini Competition returns for a third year on June 27 at Farmington Gardens in Farmington.

Bartenders from two dozen local restaurants and bars will compete, shaking up original recipes for attendees to taste and judge. Competitors include 1249 Wine Bar, Black Rabbit Bar & Grille, Barcelona, Bartaco, Max Fish, Time Out Sports Bar, Backstage Eat Drink Live, J. Christian's, Wood-n-Tap, Hook & Ladder, Matthew's, City Steam, Confetti!, Marilyn's Pub, Apricots, Treva, Firebox, The Cocktail Chemist, Heirloom, Litchfield Saltwater Grille, Eli's of Hamden and Branford, Infinity Music Hall & Bistro, Rizzuto's, Plan B Burger Bar, Tisane, Farmington Gardens and Lyme Bar and Grill.

Several restaurants will also provide food at the event.

Tickets are $90 for general admission, VIP tickets are $120 and designated drivers are $50. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit WNPR. Information: ctmartini.org.