February 6, 2009 | 8:22am
To celebrate their recent Golden Spoon Award for Best Place for a Cocktail, Lola's on Harrison, in downtown Hollywood, is teaming up with the Glades to Coast Slow Food Chapter on February 17th for a night of locavore mixology and finger foods. Cost is $25*** for cocktails and canapes. Join them for a mini mixology workshop, where you'll learn how to infuse your liquors with fresh local ingredients.
Chef Michael Wagner's proposed menu includes a "Not So Bloody Mary" made with yellow heirloom tomatoes, a Harvey Wallbanger with local honeybell orange juice, mint julep with organic mint and agave nectar, a salty dog with Florida grapefruit, and Lola's signature tropical Sangria made with star fruit, mango and apples. Pair these with grilled conch canapes, rock shrimp and boniato croquettes, and mango wrapped divers scallops.
Your RSVP is requested. Call 954-927-9851 to reserve, and visit the Glades to Coast Slow Food website
for more info.
***BTW, I went to the last one of these Slow Food cocktail shindigs, at Forte di Asprinio a couple of months ago in West Palm, and the food, company, and drinks were beyond marvelous. These folks really put out a spread. It's a ridiculous bargain for the price.