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Healing House’s begins 8 week long Ultimate Martini fundraiser

A sparkling spicey, pineapple martini by reigning Times Best-of-Acadiana bartender Alyssa Arnette opens the Ultimate Martini Tour.

The eight-week fundraiser for Healing House pits local restaurants and watering holes against each other on Tuesdays in a quest to create the ultimate martini.

“What I like about it is that we have a little pepper taste in the back of it. It’s nothing that’s overpowering, but it really gives it a good flavor,” says Arnette.

“I put so much into it because I want to raise as much money as we can. Whether we win or lose, we are doing it in the long run for the kids.”

The competition culminates with a gala on August 17th at the Doubletree where the best martini among the eight competing restaurants will be crowned.