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Martini Madness

As part of the 13th Annual Sonoma Valley Olive Season, ten local restaurants compete at Saddles for the best olive-inspired martini in the event known world-wide as Martini Madness.

Martini Madness

John Staley of EDK, assisted by Melanie Silveria, whips up a magic martini. (Photo by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Martini Madness

The Girl and the Fig's Kim McArdle, Aaron Curley, Jacob Chaney and Brian Casey prepare for the crowd. (Photo by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Martini Madness

Arun Malik and Jon Stamper, of the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn, with their martini entry. (Photo by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Martini Madness

Amy Groth, of HelloCelllo de Sonoma, pours straight shots of her Solano Vodka. She and her husband, Fred, were vodka sponsors of the event. (Photo by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Martini Madness

Carlo Cavallo, representing the upcoming Burgers and Vine, offered smoked olives with his martini. (Photo by Robbi Pegelly/Index-Tribune)

Martini Madness

Offering a sample of their Fat Tuesday Martini are Hop Monk's Nathaly Gordils, Koko Geoffrey and Stevie Stelle. (Photo by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Martini Madness

Shawn Echeverria and Norine Daniel explain the ingredients of their martini to a partygoer. (Photo by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Martini Madness

Cathy Sanchez, of Town Square, poured the perfect classic martini. (Photo by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Martini Madness

City council member Laurie Gallion enjoys a teeny martini tasting. (Photo by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Martini Madness

Peter Smith, from Carneros Restaurant, tops off a martini for Gloria Knuckles. (Photo by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Martini Madness

The goodies never stopped for party-goers. (Photo by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Martini Madness

Gerard Stephens serves a "pirate's" martini from Meritage. (Photo by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Martini Madness

John Staley and Melanie Silveria from EDK. (Photo by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Martini Madness

Olive-oil balls which topped martinis by The Girl and the Fig. (Photo by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Martini Madness

Kim McArdle, Aaron Curley an Jacob Chaney from The Girl and the Fig. (Photo by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Martini Madness

Shawn Echeverria, Mike Burns and Teri Graf from Saddles. (Photo by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Martini Madness

Gerard Stephens from Meritage. (Photo by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Martini Madness

Emily Matinson, Hunt Bailie andDerek Belanger from Murphy's Irish Pub. (Photo by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Martini Madness

Martinis from The Girl and the Fig are snapped up by event attendees. (Photo by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Martini Madness

Those attending the event were, at close to the end, asked to judge the martinis (Photo by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Martini Madness

A carved-ice sculpture (a hand holding a martini glass) greeted party-goers as they entered the event. (Photo by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)