NORTHEAST – Culinary students and instructors from Ivy Tech Community College−Northeast will present “Science of Gastronomy” at Science Central Nov. 4. This is a part of Science Central’s fourth annual “Mixology 101: The Science of Cocktails,” a fundraising event that is designed to showcase STEM in northeast Indiana.
Gastronomy demonstrations by Ivy Tech will include:
- Tiny bites of caprese salad on silver spoons garnished with olive oil powder. Demonstration –the students will mix extra virgin olive oil with salt and tapioca maltodextrin to form the powder. As guests come by the students will garnish each spoon with some of the powder.
- Mango Gnocchi topped with dry caramel. Demonstration – mango puree is dropped from a pastry bag into a calcium bath, rinsed and topped with dry caramel (made using the same process as the olive oil).
- Lemon fizz garnished with ginger caviar. Demonstration – using the same process as the gnocchi, ginger caviar will garnish a simple non-alcoholic lemon fizz drink displayed in mini martini glasses.
The event will also feature demonstrations from mixologists from around the country, catering by Blu Spoon (Catablu) and various auction items. Tickets for the event are $60 per person, $100 per couple or $350 for a group of 8 tickets. For more information, visit sciencecentral.org/Mixology.htm.
Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system. Ivy Tech serves nearly 200,000 students annually and has campuses throughout Indiana. It functions as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.