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Meet Melissa Carroll

These interviews are part of a series that highlights new hires within the industry. Have you recently started a new role or do you know someone who has? Submit your ideas to brittany.trevick@tigeroak.com.

Melissa Carroll was recently hired as head bartender at South Water Kitchen.

1. What are you looking forward to the most in your new role as head bartender?

New Golf-Themed Gastro Pub Opens at Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort & Conference Center

A new gastro pub, Tin Cup, located at the Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort & Conference Center has officially opened its doors.

Formerly The Grille, the restaurant can hold 88 guests and now features a new menu and design.

"Tin Cup has that gathering place vibe, where friends can meet up to enjoy a freshly made salad or sandwich," says Brad Ott, director of operations. "There's a casual air about it, conducive to hoisting a cold one after a hard-day of work or a hard-played 18 holes."

Celebrating Fall on the River

Many people assume that once the flip-flops are put away it’s time to stop thinking about river cruises, but that’s just not the case. If you’re looking for something to help you celebrate fall or need a last-minute idea for a company/group outing, check out Spirit of New York and New Jersey.

These fall foliage cruises depart from Chelsea Piers in Manhattan and Lincoln Harbor in Weekhawken and offer a lovely way to sightsee and enjoy the autumn colors.

Going Once! Going Twice! Sign up now for a PAMPI Auction

It’s time to open those wallets and start bidding.

The Philadelphia Area Chapter of Meetings Professionals International is hosting an auction with such donated items as vacation packages, celebrity autographs and catered dinners.

The deadline to register is just two days away on Dec. 9. Registering gets you many award-winning noms and two drink tickets.

Winter Is in the Air

All planners know the importance of looking ahead—the earlier the details fall into place, the less stress one has to deal with as the event nears.

A smattering of event venues have started holding receptions decorated for holiday parties to give planners an idea of what a holiday event would look like there and to have soirees booked far in advance. We know Christmas in July sounds crazy, but it really is a planner’s dream. With all the heat and sunshine, winter feels light-years away.

Signature Drink - Do You Think I’m Tex-y?

INGREDIENTS

-1 oz. Tito’s Handmade Vodka

-1 oz. elderflower liqueur

-6 fresh raspberries

-.25 oz. simple syrup

-.25 oz. handcrafted sweet and sour

METHOD

1. Muddle berries, simple syrup and sweet amd sour together.

2. Add spirits and then fresh ice.

3. Shake vigorously.

4. Strain into martini glass and garnish with a mint leaf.

Recipie courtesy of mixologist Cat Miltenberger, Tito's Handmade Vodka and The Mockingbird Distillery in Austin. 

Signature Drink - St. Germain Cocktail

INGREDIENTS:

-1.5 oz. St. Germain liqueur
-2 oz. sparkling wine or champagne
-Club soda or sparkling water
-Lemon twist

DIRECTIONS:

1. Fill a Collins glass with ice and St. Germain liqueur.

2. Add in sparkling wine or champagne. 

3. Top off with club soda or other sparkling water as desired.

4. Garnish with a lemon twist or wedge and serve.

* This drink can be made for a group by multiplying the measurements.

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