Late Harvest Kitchen Bartender Wins Tanjerine Competition

Jason Foust claims a $300 prize and a basket of Wilks & Wilson syrups as the four-day event kick-starts with a flurry of cocktails and models.

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Fresh was the word. And vests. There were lots of vests involved. But fruits—strawberries, star fruit, and more—and strategic syrup use were keys to success at Tanjerine’s spirited mix-off competition Wednesday night. Held at The Sanctuary space on Pennsylvania Street downtown, in a rehabbed former church building, Tanjerine’s four days of events commenced with a cocktail-crafting competition featured drink-slingers from some of the city’s best bars. Wilks & Wilson honcho Zach Wilks served as ringleader.

Check out the accompanying photos. Here’s the bartender lineup:

» Ryan Puckett, The Libertine
» Curtis McGaha, Tini
» Francisco (Frankie) Mora, Scarlett Wine & Whiskey Room
» Steve Simon, Broad Ripple Tavern
» Mike Madison, Twist
» Jason Foust, Late Harvest Kitchenwinner

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