Held at the iconic Versace Mansion, New Taste of South Beach encompassed a daytime tasting event featuring an unparalleled roster of culinary talent.
Hosted by Ketel One Family-Made Vodka, Wine N Dine, and Chef JJ Johnson, the 2nd annual New Taste of South Beach event highlighted talented chefs and mixologists from around the country. Guests enjoyed elevated Ketel Soda cocktails enhanced with all-natural ingredients and locally-sourced produce. The Ketel Market provided an interactive cocktail experience where guests were able to customize their own Ketel Soda cocktails. La Petite Maison bartenders Martin Gutierrez and Daniel Lovera were on site serving Ketel Casuarina, a refreshing cocktail made with Ketel One Family-Made Vodka, fresh grapefruit juice, Pavan and topped with soda and rosemary.
Notable guests included Actress Dascha Polanco of Orange is the New Black and The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, Action Bronson, and Alon Shaya. Chef lineup included JJ Johnson (author of Between Harlem and Heaven), Chris Coombs, Janine Booth, Amaris Jones, Sean Brasel, Jose Mendin, and Martin Monteverde.
Cocktails served: Ketel Soda with Cucumber & Mint (Ketel One Family-Made Vodka, Fever-Tree Club Soda, mint, cucumber, Ginger Hella Bitters); Ketel Soda with Citrus (Ketel One Citroen, cardamom seeds, lemon peel, Citrus Hella Bitters); Ketel Casuarina (Ketel One Family-Made Vodka, grapefruit juice, Pavan, Fever-Tree Club Soda, Rosemary).