I was surprised to find a video from Foodable.tv which caught me tasting various Hine cognacs. Here's the whole video. Enjoy!
Here are some great shots taken by Allison Webber Photography during my class on the Pharmacology of Flavor at the Golden State of Cocktails in Los Angeles.
Louis Anderman of Miracle Mile Bitters volunteered to demonstrate the effect of texture on our perception of flavor. No cheating!
What a great event last night! Pernod held an opening gala in the Fred Harvey Room at the beautiful Los Angeles Union Station. I met several of my old friends and made a few new ones and tasted exciting creations by many local mixologists. Looking forward to the beginning of the classes tomorrow. Again, there is a waiting list for my course, so sign up soon.
The response to my class has been terrific, so they have moved my talk to a much larger room to accommodate all those wanting to take my course. Seating is still limited, so buy your tickets online at The Golden State of Cocktails now. Here'e a preview:
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
The Pharmacology Behind Creating Flavor-Addicting Cocktails $25
When applied molecular pharmacology meets flavor perception, the result is finding your cocktail creation’s “G spot” every time. Flavor Pairing (not to be confused with food matching) is a new field of culinary investigation focusing on combining dominant matched flavor compounds to intensify the taste experienced by the consumer. Pharmacology-based flavor pairings allow the bartender or drink engineer the ability to recreate and echo a flavor by combining chemical elements similar to that flavor. The upshot? Volatile aromatics become intensified in the retronasal or “flavor chimney” portion of the mouth. Experience the science behind creating bold flavors and how you can infuse these lessons into your next cocktail program. Aroma sensory testing included. Empire Room
Browsing through the photos/movie from last year's inaugural Golden State of Cocktails event, I discovered a nice segment shot during my attendance at Gaby Mlynarczyk's presentation.
Dr. Larrian Gillespie at 2014 Golden State of Cocktails
Looking forward to sharing more great times with everyone, so purchase your tickets now.
My presentation at the Golden State of Cocktails in Los Angeles on January 29 at the Los Angeles Athletic Club has sold out. If you are interested in attending my session, please contact Geoff Nudelman ( firstname.lastname@example.org) and request standby seating. Looking forward to seeing you there!
UPDATE: They have just added 30 more seats for a waiting list and may add an additional session so sign up NOW!