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Last night’s Shake Up Yaletown saw a packed house of cocktail and food lovers descend upon Minami Restaurant. Bacardi rum was featured in the six cocktail entries that were judged by a panel as the drinks were made live one by one up at the bar.

Shake Up Yaletown/Mixologist Julia Diakow, New Oxford
[Mixologist Julia Diakow, New Oxford]

A second award was chosen by the crowd as People’s Choice.

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Shake Up Yaletown was part of the 10 day Taste Yaletown event in which several Yaletown restaurants have been offering prix-fixe menus priced at $25, $35, and $45.

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The event continues through tomorrow; here’s a link to my earlier post listing the menus available.

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Minami’s beautiful and scrumptious sushi creations complemented the cocktails. I wasn’t able to taste a single drink (still on antibiotics due to illness), but here’s a few that were served.

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[L-R: The Bermuda Triangle, The 15th and Maple, Shake Up judges]

The six competing restaurant teams were Glowbal Grill, Hamilton Street Grill, killjoy, Minami, New Oxford, and Society.

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[Event emcee Chris Breikss]

Chris Breikss of 6S Marketing served it up as the event’s emcee.

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[New Oxford’s winning 15th and Maple: Bacardi OakHeart, Benedictine liqueur, lemon juice, apple cider, walnut-infused maple syrup]

Congrats to killjoy’s Christian for taking People’s Choice award, and for New Oxford’s Julia Diakow for her winning cocktail of the night: the 15th and Maple. Both establishments are part of the Donnelly Group of restaurants.

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