by Pink Lady
On Wednesday, October 27, LUPEC Boston and Eastern Standard will unite a team of nerdy cocktail types with their scientific counterparts to explore The Science of Taste through our favorite medium: alcoholic beverages, all to benefit a good cause, The Science Club for Girls.
We’ll explore the five facets of taste – sweet, sour, salty, bitter and umami – through five unique cocktails cultivated by five Boston bartenders, featuring Nicole Lebedevitch from Eastern Standard, Augusto Lino from Upstairs on the Square, Carrie Cole from Craigie on Main, Joy Richard from the Franklin/the Citizen, and Emily Stanley of Bols (formerly of Green Street, Trina’s Starlite Lounge, and Deep Ellum).
Don Katz, a Professor specializing in Chemosensation from Brandeis, will speak about the science of taste and flavor, and Graham Wright, a chemist and Boston bon vivant, will team up with the bartenders to explain how these concepts are applied in the glass.
The Science of Taste is a three-part consumer series designed to 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.
Tickets are $55 and include a welcome punch, five sample cocktails, and light snacks. Space is extremely limited. If you’re dying to figure out exactly what umami is, nab your tickets now.
Learn more about The Science Club for Girls here.