Chopped has inspired a lot of copycats, but when that emulation leads to a tequila-based competition, who really cares about whose idea it was?
At long last, Palm Beach County will get a boozed-up "culinary" showdown when Cantina Laredo Modern Mexican in Palm Beach Gardens hosts the "Chopped, the Tease Me Tequila Cocktail Contest" on March 22.
Fashioned after the popular Food Network show, contestant mixologists will be given a basket filled with mystery ingredients that they have to use to create a (drinkable) cocktail. There will be a time limit and a panel of judges including local radio personalities and prominent members of the community.
The tequila used in the concoctions will be supplied by Tease Me Tequila. The Jupiter-based company deals in tequila made from blue agave grown outside of Tequila, Mexico. They age the tequila in used American whiskey barrels to impart it with additional flavor.
The competition is 7 to 10 p.m. Call 561-622-1223 for more details.
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