A month-long martini competition between Bethesda Row restaurants is coming back for a third year this March to celebrate the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.
March Martini Madness will match up 10 martini creations from 10 restaurants: American Tap Room, Assaggi, Cafe Deluxe, Jaleo, Lebanese Taverna, Mon Ami Gabi, Mussel Bar, Parker’s, Raku and Redwood.
The contenders will be whittled down week by week on Bethesda Row’s Facebook page until one martini is crowned win. Those who vote on Facebook can enter win a $500 dining certificate for up to 10 guests from one of the participating restaurants.
Above is the Nothing But Net (from Cafe Deluxe), appropriately named Cuse Orange Crush (from Parker’s) and the Purple Cloud (from Raku).
The contest starts March 1 and all cocktails featured will be at happy hour prices all day, all month long.
Photos via Shauna Alexander/Bethesda Row