An upcoming event combines four of my favorite things: science, cocktails, food and fundraising.
On November 2, Science Central will host Mixology 201: The Science of Cocktails, a fundraiser featuring award-winning mixologists from around the country, scientific food demonstrations, and gourmet food selections.
What is mixology? It's the art and science of mixing cocktails, and this year's mixologists are among the best. Arthur Black from Miami is an extreme food and wine enthusiast. Bobby Gleason from Las Vegas has been a professional bartender for 25 years and is a recognized champion mixologist. Tim Atz from Kendallville graduated at the top of his class from Professional Bartending School of America accredited Professional Mixology course and has been working as an independent professional alcoholic beverage adviser ever since.
Students and professors from Ivy Tech’s culinary program will be at the event, as well, conducting food demonstrations using cutting-edge gastronomy tools. They will prepare Granita Salad and Vinaigrette foamed in liquid nitrogen, Lobster Benedict with Proscuitto Crisp topped with Spherified Hollandaise and Riseling Egg, and Hot Maple Ice Cream on Bacon dusted Elephant Ears.
The menu for the evening will be prepared by Baker Street's chef Chad Kyle. Here's a glimpse of what to expect:
Aged Tillamook cheddar soup shooter, whole grain mustard pretzel crouton, American pale ale air
Bourbon & brown sugar poached pumpkin thimble w/ bruleed Brie and fried sage leaf
Skewered cherry tomato, fresh mozzarella, Chianti roasted pearl onion, and Thai basil leaf
Chambord sherbet w/ cracked espresso bean and caramel tuille
Pumpkin ale ice cream in a cinnamon-spiced white chocolate cup
Grand Marnier-infused dark chocolate truffle w/ toasted almond dust and sea salt
And all of this to raise funds for Science Central, one of downtown Fort Wayne's precious gems. Tickets for the event are $60 per person, $100 per couple, or $350 for a group of eight tickets. For more information, visit us at www.sciencecentral.org/mixology.htm, or call 260-424-2400 X423.
Amber Foster Bouthot moved here from Illinois in 2002 and is proud to call Fort Wayne home. She's an editor, freelance writer, and community volunteer, with over ten years of writing and editing experience. By day, she manages glo magazine, owns her own marketing and writing firm, and runs Fort Wayne Food Tours. In her spare time, she likes to cuddle with her daughters and 3 pups, and spend time camping and going to the lake with her family.