• The Art of Tiki: A Cocktail Showdown

    hosted by Guy Fieri

  • The Art of Tiki: A Cocktail Showdown

    hosted by Guy Fieri

  • The Art of Tiki: A Cocktail Showdown

    hosted by Guy Fieri

  • The Art of Tiki: A Cocktail Showdown

    hosted by Guy Fieri

  • The Art of Tiki: A Cocktail Showdown

    hosted by Guy Fieri

  • The Art of Tiki: A Cocktail Showdown

    hosted by Guy Fieri

  • The Art of Tiki: A Cocktail Showdown

    hosted by Guy Fieri

  • The Art of Tiki: A Cocktail Showdown

    hosted by Guy Fieri

The Art of Tiki: A Cocktail Showdown

hosted by Guy Fieri

Surf’s up for this one as chef, restaurateur, author, and Food Network rockstar Guy Fieri hosts an evening of Polynesian flare with tiki-inspired cocktails from across the country. And where else to host such an artful display of libations than the hip and trendy, newly redone Surfcomber boutique hotel. We’ve rounded up some of the best bartenders from highly regarded tiki-inspired joints across the country as they compete to be crowned tiki-King at the end of the night. Fieri, together with an esteemed panel of judges, will evaluate the contestants’ rum-centric offerings, while you sample all of the creations and enjoy light Polynesian-inspired bites. From Don the Beachcomber (both the man and the restaurant) to Trader Vic’s to every place and symbol in between, tiki is more than a drink, it's a subculture enjoying a resurgence in popularity with bartenders across America and we’re bringing it back to the beach -- to South Beach!

Event Specifics

Tiki Contestants

Gabriel Orta and Elad Zvi- Broken Shaker

Ayme Harrison and Demi Anne Natoli- Kreepy Tiki

Michael Kotke- Foundation Bar

St. John Frizell- Fort Defiance 

Shannon Smith- Porco Lounge and Tiki Room 

Jim Kleiss- The Golden Tiki 

Navind Boodoo- Mai Kai Restaurant 

Rob Ferrara- Rum Line

Garret Richard- Slowly Shirley

 

Restaurants

Guy Fieri- Guy Fieri’s American Kitchen & Bar: Cancun

Blair Wilson- The Social Club 

Brett Chiavari- BC Tacos 
Eric Grutka- Ian's Tropical Grill 
Richard Hales- Blackbrick, Centro Taco
Alex Kuk and Diego NG- Temple Street Eatery 
David Sears- SUSHISAMBA
Mei Yu- Tropical Chinese Restaurant 
Cesar Zapata- The Federal/Phuc Yea 

Ralph Pagano- Naked Taco Miami 

 

Judges

Julie Reiner- Clover Club

Francesco Lafranconi- Southern Wine & Spirits of Nevada

Laine Doss- Miami New Times 

Sponsors

  • Chef Works
  • Coca-Cola
  • Florida International University
  • jax coco
  • Lustau
  • Mr. Greens Produce
  • Rhum Barbancourt
  • smartwater
  • Southern Wine & Spirits of Florida
  • The Surfcomber, South Beach, A Kimpton Hotel