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Exploring taste and flavor through cocktails. The Science of Taste series.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EDT)
The Science of Taste*, Part I.
Come explore the 5 facets of taste (sweet, sour, savory, bitter and umami) through 5 unique cocktails cultivated by 5 different Boston bartenders.
Don Katz, a neuroscientist specializing in chemosensation, will speak about the science of taste and flavor, while Graham Wright, a chemist, will team up with the bartenders to explain how these concepts are applied in the glass.
Ticket price includes a welcome punch, 5 sample cocktails, and light snacks.
All proceeds from the evening will benefit Science Club for Girls, a MA-based non-profit that provides free hands-on enrichment in science and engineering to over 800 children in the Boston area, many of whom are from underrepresented groups and may be the first in their families to attend college.
Expertise and creativity generously provided by
Nicole Lebedevitch, Bartendresse, Eastern Standard. Cocktails War winner and judge
Augusto Lino, Bar Manager, Upstairs on the Square. Specializing in pre-prohibition cocktails
LUPEC (Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails), Boston
*The Science of Taste is a three-part series.
The Science of Taste, Part II, will take placeon November 16 and feature Jeff Potter, author of Cooking for Geeks, and Dr. Debbie Chachra, Associate Professor of Materials Science and author of the music and technology blog, zed equals zee
The Science of Taste, Part III, will be a wine-tasting event early next year, at Upstairs on the Square.