GUEST BARTENDER SERIES
TERRINE DEBUTS VERSUS ON SEPTEMBER 20, A NEW MONTHLY GUEST BARTENDER SERIES FEATURING MASHUPS WITH LOS ANGELES’ BEST BAR TALENT
Once per month, Head Bartender Ryan Wainwright will challenge the city’s finest barkeeps to a cocktail duel, enlisting their help in building one-night-only menus of ingredient-driven drinks
WHAT: Beginning Tuesday, September 20, 2016, pick sides as Terrine Head Bartender Ryan Wainwright unveils VERSUS, a monthly cocktail battle with Los Angeles’ best bartenders. One night per month, Wainwright will engage in a little friendly competition behind Terrine’s copper bar with city’s most prolific bar talent (individuals or teams), creating collaborative menus surrounding the month’s chosen theme, from secret ingredients to seasonal sips.
The first VERSUS event, taking place on Tuesday, September 20, will see Wainwright battling it out with Belcampo’s Una Green. Wainwright and Green asked four local cocktail enthusiasts to each pre-select one ingredient—alcohol or otherwise—that they would like to see in drink format. Each bartender will be tasked with presenting one drink that embodies each ingredient, for a menu of eight drinks total available exclusively that night. Guests in attendance will have the opportunity to vote for their favorites on the spot, helping Wainwright or Green win glory and bragging rights.
Additional VERSUS events will include a secret ingredient challenge with Big Bar’s Cari Hah (Tuesday, October 18); Thanksgiving-themed tipples with Karen Grill from The Bon Vivants (Tuesday, November 15); and an “evil” Christmas showdown with Beau du Bois (The Corner Door) and Michael Lay (Broken Spanish/B.S. Taqueria), featuring drinks inspired by the season’s best bad guys (date to be announced).