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Drink This: Cocktail Competition At The Right Loft

By Chuck Sudo in Food on May 19, 2009 8:40PM

Amid all the recent turnover at Sepia a few months back, seeing mixologist Peter Vestinos leave to become the on-staff cocktail guy at Wirtz Beverage Group (formerly known as Judge & Dolph) probably hit us harder than seeing chef Kendal Duque leave. Vestinos's tenure at Sepia was an unqualified success and his cocktails received raves from diners and critics alike.

Vestinos is hosting a cocktail competition from 7-10 p.m. this evening at the RIGHT Gin Loft (213 W. Institute Pl., Suite 704). Ten mixologists from around the city including Jennifer Contraveos; Charles Joly and Tim Lacey of the Drawing Room; Violet Hour's Ira Koplowitz and Steven Cole; and Sepia's Josh Pearson will be competing. Drinks Over Searborn's Kyle McHugh will be one of the judges for the event.

Oh, and it's free.