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Martini Madness returns to Saddles

Rebecca and Christian Chotkowski mix up their creation at last year’s Martini Madness.
Index-Tribune file photo

Rebecca and Christian Chotkowski mix up their creation at last year’s Martini Madness. Index-Tribune file photo

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Saddles Restaurant at MacArthur Place will host the Sonoma Valley Olive Season’s popular Martini Madness event from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan, 10.

The event is sponsored by Sonoma’s Prohibition Spirits Solano Vodka, where visitors and locals can see master martini makers in action, sample their creations and vote for the best-mixed martini.

Bartenders from many of Sonoma Valley’s top restaurants, bars and pubs will present their martini concoctions at this olive-inspired affair that also includes music and delicious appetizers.

Participating restaurants and bars include Saddles Steakhouse, the girl & the fig, El Dorado Kitchen, Hopmonk Tavern, Murphy’s Irish Pub, Steiner’s Tavern, Sonoma Meritâge Martini Oyster Bar & Grill, Burger & Vine, Santé at Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn  and Carneros Bistro.

Martini Package tickets are $40 a person (tickets must be purchased in advance); Dinner Package tickets are $85 and include Martini Madness plus a three-course dinner at Saddles (excludes gratuity).

Saddles Steakhouse at MacArthur Place Inn & Spa is at 29 E. MacArthur St., Sonoma.

To purchase tickets in advance, go to olivefestival.com. Tickets are also available at macarthurplace.com/dining.php.