WHAT: Pasadena celebrates Julia Child’s 100th birthday with a citywide Cocktail Party
DETAILS: Join the city of Pasadena on August 15th and raise your glass high to give a toast to America’s first celebrity chef, the world renowned Julia Child! Many of Pasadena’s restaurants will host cocktail parties to commemorate Julia Child’s birth and her contribution to fine cuisine and culinary arts, as well as her birth and childhood in our beloved city. Festivities will take
place in restaurants throughout the city, with some even offering up specially created cocktails and dishes in tribute to Julia Child.
BONUS: Come dressed up in your fabulous 1950s, 1960s and 1970s cocktail party best! Various participating restaurants and bars will be hosting Julia Child costume contests.
PARTICIPATING RESTAURANTS: a/k/a an American Bistro | Bar Celona | El Portal | Gale’s | ix-tapa | The Raymond | Toro Sushi (who will be hosting a Julia Child costume contest!) | Villa Sorriso – and oh my gravy, so many more!
WHEN: Wednesday, August 15th
BUT WAIT! THERE’S MORE! The Julia Child Pasadena Cocktail Party will kick-off the SIP-tember cocktail bracket challenge, a six week long celebration of the cocktail in Pasadena. From August 15th through September 27th, local restaurants will serve cocktails that will be paired against each other in a competition. 64 cocktails, ranging from drinks specially concocted for the competition to margaritas and sangria, will begin the competition that will last six weeks and culminate in a live taste-off of the four drinks that win their bracket.
information and images courtesy of Paul Little | Pasadena Chamber of Commerce