9th Annual Coquito Tasting Contest
El Museo del Barrio and The International Coquito Federation invite you to participate in this joyous Latino holiday tradition. Come to El Museo, taste the recipes of the ten winners of the month-long Coquito Master Qualifier Series 2010, and add your vote for Best Coquito to the ones casted by selected honorary judges. If you want to taste the best Coquito in town, you must show ID and sign a waiver. First come, first served basis.
|Comedian Victor Cruz, Special Guest
"Victor Cruz is a dangerously funny human being. Check him out soon. Before long you'll need a prescription to get high-grade laughs like this." —Neil Porter, Daily News
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|Trío New York in Concert
Trío New York started in 1994 as a group of friends and vecinos that sang passionately to love, romanticism, and the traditions of Puerto Rico. Since then, they have developed a romantic style energized by nostalgia and local flavor, including the best in aguinaldo repertory, which they will perform for this very special occasion.
Feliberto Estevez, Executive Chef, Gracie Mansion
Daisy Maria Martinez, Chef and Host, Daisy Cooks!, PBS
Dr. Nilsa Rodriguez-Jaca, The Culinary Institute of America
COQUITO QUALIFIER FINALISTS
Emilio Carrillio Jr
Aida Granici - 2008,2009 Champion
* Returning 2009 Finalist
|6:30 pm||Tasting begins|
|7:45 pm||Music performance by Trio New York|
|8:30 pm||Winners announced|
|8:45 pm||Encore music performance|
Click here to view Coquito Qualifier Series dates and venues (Please note that the Staten Island Qualifier has been cancelled).