Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Introducing Cocktail & Cookout Classes at Georgetown's El Monumento & Monument Market - Georgetown, Texas

El Monumento and Monument Market Introduce
Mixologist-Led Cocktail and Cookout Classes:
Events Include Grilling and Entertaining Tips &
Special Cocktail, Wine and Seasonal Menu Tastings


El Monumento, Georgetown’s home-style Mexican restaurant run by the owners of much-loved Monument Café, is hosting its first-ever bar class for connoisseurs of the restaurant’s handcrafted cocktails. The first monthly class, Bar 101 with Jeremy, featuring instruction from Beverage Director Jeremy Corn, will take place Saturday, Oct. 12 from 2 to 4 p.m. at El Monumento.

The exclusive Bar 101 with Jeremy class ($65 per person) will begin with a lunch of seasonal, made-from-scratch Mexican fare at the restaurant’s expansive counter, with views of the kitchen. Next, the class will adjourn to the Tiki Bar in El Monumento’s lush courtyard, where guests will sample a wide array of spirits, from universal favorites to some remarkable and unexpected liqueurs. Beverage Director Corn will regale guests with a bit of history about each sampled spirit, answer questions and suggest intriguing mixology concoctions. Additionally, Corn will teach attendees how to make a variety of classic cocktails to his exacting standards.

In addition to El Monumento’s Bar 101 with Jeremy class, Monument Market, which features locally sourced, organic produce, meats and dairy products, will host the first monthly Cookout with Jeremy class on Thursday, Oct. 17 from 7 to 9 p.m. Part social gathering, part educational event, the exclusive Cookout with Jeremy class ($50 per person) will give attendees the opportunity to learn detailed tips on cooking and grilling, wine and beer, and entertaining. Additionally, Corn will provide some guidance about how to best pair wine and beer with specific meals. Attendees will be able to sample a variety of wines, beers and local, seasonal grilled delicacies.  

And on Oct. 22, El Monumento will also host a cocktail and food pairing dinner ($65 per person), featuring Beverage Director Corn’s characteristic cocktails paired with a seasonal four-course menu devised specifically for the event.

Both classes and the cocktail and food pairing dinner are limited in size. Guests are encouraged to register in advance. Email Jeremy@themonumentcafe.com to reserve a spot in the Bar 101 with Jeremy class. Email Alex@themonumentcafe.com to reserve a spot for the Cookout with Jeremy class.

In addition to the classes and pairing dinner event, El Monumento is celebrating the return of its Charity Night events. The first Charity Night of the season, titled Trick-or-Treat for Main Street, will be hosted in the El Bar and surrounding courtyard on Oct. 16, from 5 p.m. to close. The event is a fundraiser for the Georgetown Main Street Program, which works to enhance the vibrancy and historic preservation of downtown Georgetown. Trick-or-Treat for Main Street will feature Beverage Director Corn’s special spiced pumpkin cocktail, proceeds from which will be donated to the Georgetown Main Street Program. Representatives from the Georgetown Main Street Program will also be on hand to answer questions and help promote the mission of the organization.

Other upcoming Charity Night events at El Monumento include the November Charity Night, benefiting the Georgetown Arts and Cultural Center.

El Monumento is located at 205 W. Second St., in Georgetown. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. For more information about El Monumento, the monthly Bar 101 with Jeremy class, the cocktail and food pairing dinner, or the upcoming Charity Night events, call (512) 591-7866, or visit www.ElMonumentoGeorgetown.com.    

Monument Market is located at 500 S. Austin Ave., next to Monument Café in Georgetown. The market features a variety of locally sourced, organic produce, meats and dairy products. For more information about Monument Market and the monthly Cookout with Jeremy class, call (512) 240-4715, or visit www.TheMonumentCafe.com.
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