Bloody Mary Battle
In 2010, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants came to AF&Co. with an interesting idea and a challenge: produce an event that would drive interest in the bar program and brunch menu at San Francisco’s Scala’s Bistro. And so the Scala’s Bloody Mary Battle was born.Ten of San Francisco’s top bartenders compete to see who has the best version of everyone’s favorite brunch cocktail. The now annual, ticketed event has been sponsored by Campari America and Brown Forman and is judged by a panel of celebrity judges. Each year there is a new challenge and theme like “Anything but Red” or “Anything but Vodka.” One thing is certain: it’s anything but ordinary.