Paese Ristorante on King Street is hosting a cocktail battle for the cities best bartenders.  Over 4 nights, various bartenders will battle it out.  Each night one winner will move on to the finals.  Those four winners will compete to win all the glory (and bragging rights)!

Here’s the schedule:

  • Tuesday March 13th, 8pm – Jameson Irish Whiskey Smackdown ~~ Winner: Tyler Newsome of Auberge du Pommier
  • Tuesday March 20th, 8pm – Absolut Elyx Textures ~~ Winner: Sarah Jones of Luma in the TIFF Bell Lightbox
  • Tuesday March 27th, 8pm – Avion Takes Flight  ~~ Winner: Alisa Stupak of Paese Ristorante
  • Tuesday April 3rd, 8pm – Havana Club Anejo Machismo ~~ Winner: Robin James of Fynn’s of Temple Bar


  • Thursday April 19th, 8pm featuring Wiser’s Legacy
  • Tyler Newsome vs. Sarah Jones vs. Alisa Stupak vs Robin James

For inquiries please email Richard Arnold at

Paese Ristorante Cocktail Competition

Bartenders of Toronto battle for all the glory