North Vancouver, April 1, 2010 – You are invited to share your favourite original or family cocktail recipe that makes use of locally available ingredients in the Lower Mainland. At Grouse Mountain, Altitudes Bistro is dedicated to sourcing the finest and freshest regional ingredients available, creating memorable signature cocktails such as the now famous Vancouver Rum Mule created by last summer’s winner Dan Hawkins from Vancouver. We would like to add your favourite cocktail to the menu at Altitudes Bistro, and learn how to make it from you in person in a “Sip Local” video.

The Altitudes Bistro already includes great dishes for sharing such as the Smoked Haddock Cakes, the Hoisin Duck Tacos and the famous Grouse Mountain Nachos. The west coast wild salmon is a delicious favourite from the large dishes, local flavours and worldly techniques that give the province its unique character. Send in your signature cocktail recipe ideas by May 31st, and your tasty beverage could be selected and enjoyed by many!

Your Chance to Win!
The names of all recipe contest participants will be entered into a draw for an unparalleled dining experience for two at Altitudes Bistro. The winner of the contest will receive complimentary dinner for four at Altitudes Bistro, in addition to having their cocktail added to the restaurant menu for the summer 2010 season.

Contest Rules
Contestants must reside in Vancouver’s Lower Mainland Region, and must be older than 19 years of age. All cocktail recipe submissions should include local and legally available ingredients (liquor, spice or garnish). The recipe must cost no more than $3 per 2 ounces per glass. You must submit a name along with your drink recipe, and are also encouraged to mention the farms or retail shops in the Lower Mainland where ingredients were sourced.

Deadline for Submissions: Monday, May 31, 2010 
Recipes can be emailed to: siplocal@grousemountain.com 

Be sure to include your name and contact information with your entry. Winners will be chosen on or about June 15, 2010, and notified by phone, mail, or e-mail. 

About Altitudes Bistro
Altitudes, Grouse Mountain's acclaimed West Coast bistro, provides an opportunity to sample distinctly British Columbian cuisine while overlooking the grandeur of the Lower Mainland, some 3,700 feet below. 

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