Meet your five competitors, ready to battle it out this Saturday night, October 15th, during the 2nd annual Bartender’s Brawl, produced by Island Temptations magazine and co-sponsored by Divi Resorts.
The participating bartenders, hand-picked by local spirit distributors, are: Giovanni Tromp from Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino, representing Pepia Est; Jordan Tromp, also from Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino, representing Romar Trading; Janet Hughes from Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort & Casino, representing Arion; Roger Villamarin from White Modern Cuisine, representing Aruba Trading Company; and Iraida Hernandez from Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino, representing Tropical Bottling.
The competition will see five local bartenders creating an original craft cocktail. Guests of the event will vote on their favorite, with the bartender receiving the most votes crowned as the island’s new Iron Bartender.
The event is being held on Punta Bravo Beach, across from Divi Village Golf & Beach Resort. Guests will enjoy a chic barefoot Bohemian beach theme under the stars. A variety of heavy hors d’ oeuvres will be served throughout the evening, including a carving station, sliders station, pasta station, and fruit & cheese station. The Food Network’s Chef Seamus Mullen, coming to Aruba compliments of Divi Resorts, will work with Divi’s culinary team to produce a few tasty bites to savor as well. The celebrity chef will also make an appearance at the event.
Tickets are $52 and include cocktails and heavy hors d’ oeuvres. Tickets are on sale locally at The Plaza Bookshop, Super Food, Fusion at Alhambra Shops, Lazy Lizard at Alhambra Shops, T.H. Palm & Company at Playa Linda Resort, and Caribbean Queen at Palm Beach Plaza Mall. Tickets can also be purchased online here.