Adventures in the Global Kitchen
Adventures in the Global Kitchen: Demystifying Bitters
February 20, 2013
In conjunction with Our Global Kitchen: Food, Nature, Culture, indulge your culinary curiosity in this monthly series of talks and tastings led by experts. Come early and visit the exhibition Our Global Kitchen: Food, Nature, Culture. Ticket holders will receive free admission from 5:45-6:15pm.
Gone are the days when a lonely bottle of Angostura bitters held court behind the bar. A cocktail renaissance has swept across the country, inspiring a new fascination with the ingredients, techniques, and traditions that make the American cocktail so special. And few ingredients have as rich a history or serve as fundamental a role in our beverage heritage as bitters.
In this introduction, Brad Thomas Parsons, James Beard Award-winning author of Bitters: A Spirited History of a Classic Cure-All, takes us through the history of the world's most storied elixir—from its earliest 'snake oil' days to its near evaporation after Prohibition to its ascension as an essential ingredient on the contemporary bar scene.
Snack on Sweet & Spicy Bitter Bar Nuts while you taste artisanal bitters ranging in flavors from sour cherry, yuzu, and Meyer lemon to black mission fig, roasted macadamia, and cardamom. Sample bitters-spiked cocktails such as the Old-Fashioned, Manhattan, and Champagne Cocktail, and wrap up the evening with an Underberg toast.
Food tastings included. A book signing to follow.
The Presenting Sponsor of the Museum's cultural programming is
Our Global Kitchen: Food, Nature, Culture was organized by the American Museum of Natural History, New York (amnh.org).
The exclusive corporate sponsor for Our Global Kitchen Education Programs is
Adventures in the Global Kitchen tasting experiences are presented by
Whole Foods Market.
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