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.