New Orleans beckons again as I will be teaching a class on Sonic Mixology using the Flavor Reactor on August 19, then delivering a talk on August 20th on Flavor Manipulation and Mood at the International Farm to Table conference. I will also be demonstrating the amazing growth of the Cocktail Matrix, which now includes over 2.3 million flavor matched combinations along with the ability to have the Matrix tell you how a drink or recipe will taste and smell. Create new cocktails based on mathematically correct balances of spirit, modifier, acid and sweet, then save your recipe and now design the perfectly matched food recipe to create the umami effect....or start with the food first and let your imagination flow as you create the ideal matched cocktail.
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It's been quite a year so far. Let's start with the Golden State of Cocktails in January, where I taught The Pharmacology of Flavor: Part II Flavor Synergy and Mood Manipulation. Many attendees from last year returned and it was great to hear their enthusiasm as they told me about how they had applied the concepts from the 2015 talk.
Then on to Las Vegas for the Nightclub and Bar Show where I gave a 3 hour master class on Flavor Synergy and Mood Manipulation through Sonic Mixology. Attendees got to taste the difference in making infusions, syrups with the Flavor Reactor and experience the debut of Umami Drops, the first flavor modifier that not only makes every cocktail delicious but gets you salivating and hungry at the same time. Then individuals entered The Cocktail Matrix and learned how to create and adjust recipes for the maximum flavor impact.
Nightclub and Bar Show Pro Workshop Class 2016
After a short breather, we were on to the National Restaurant and Bar Show in Chicago. Our booth looked out on Lake Michigan with all the sailboats but we hardly got to enjoy the view as attendees kept checking out our products. We were even visited by Phil Wills, a well known face on Bar Rescue and Charles Joly.
Phil Wills, from Bar Rescue stopped by to sample Umami Drops and InstaFoam and play with the Cocktail Matrix
Next up is the International Farm to Table event in New Orleans August 19-20 where I'll be teaching Sonic Mixology and presenting Flavor Synergy and Mood Manipulation. See you there!
I am happy to have been invited as a plenary speaker to both teach the first Sonic Mixology class at the Farm to Table International meeting, but to also speak on the Pharmacology of Flavor in New Orleans this weekend. It will be an exciting time and participants in the class will work with the Turbo Sonic Mixer to create fat washings, shrubs, extractions, shelf stabilization during the one hour class.
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 ( email@example.com) 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!