On February 7, Science of Cocktails 2019 will transform Science World at TELUS World of Science into Vancouver’s largest laboratory. The city’s most talented bartenders and chefs will showcase the science behind preparing modern cocktails and cuisine.
Ticket proceeds will support Science World’s Class Field Trips for underserved schools in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland. I attended a media preview of SOC 2019. Here’s a look at what you can expect.
Penicillin | Dewar’s 12 (whiskey)Presented by Bacardi Canada
In this cocktail,
- Dewar’s 12 Whiskey
- Honey ginger syrup
- Lemon juice
Bartender: Kevin Brownlee
Kevin is an Associate Director with the Canadian Professional Bartenders Association and the winner of multiple local and national bartending competitions including the prestigious Grey Goose Pour Masters Canada, in 2015. He is the former Bar Manager of Anna Lena and previous tender of
Ultrasonic Gin & Tonic | Tanqueray No. 10 Pr
esented by World Class
The extraction of delicate herbs and botanicals is achieved using ultrasonic waves to penetrate the cell walls at a molecular level while preserving delicate
- 45ml Tanqueray No. 10
- 15ml Fino Sherry, Ultrasonic infused with sage
- 30ml Sage-White Tea Cordial (1:1; 12:1 Sugar/Citric Acid)
- 1 dash Bittered Sling Cascade Celery
- 45ml Tonic Water
- Grapefruit Wedge
Bartender: Chris Enns
Currently bartending at the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel, his job allows him to connect with guests by creating memorable experiences through unique cocktails. Working in a hotel has allowed Chris to meet people from all over the world and build his passion for both hospitality and bartending. Chris was the World Class Country winner 2018.
Gin & Water with Tonic | Boodles Gin Presented by Canadian Professional Bartenders Association and Proximo Canada
In this cocktail, the cocktail is carbonated using a carbonation rig.
- Boodles Gin
- Citric Acid or Tonic Syrup
Bartender: Trevor Kallies
Trevor Kallies has spent the last 17 years managing the bar programs at some of the highest volume bar locations in Vancouver. In 2009 Trevor helped found The Canadian Professional Bartender’s Association (CPBA), helping to form an organization that is now Canada-wide and was elected the President of the BC Chapter in 2013.
Smoked Old Fashioned | Jim Beam Black Presented by Beam Suntory
- 2oz Jim beam black
- 1/4 Oz Grand Marnier
- 1/4 Oz Demerara syrup
- 4 dash Fee Bros Old Fash bitters
- Smoked with hickory chips
Bartender: Yonah Sweetapple
Yonah is a bartender at Glowbal Restaurant and he recently participated in the Cocktail Jockey Mixologists Competition at the Deighton Cup. He was included in 10 of BC’s most talented bartenders list.
Vegan Hummus Roll Presented by Hapa Izakaya Yaletown
Sushi roll with hummus, avocado, shiso,
Chef: Hiroki Hatada
With over 15 years of experience, Chef Hiroki Hatada heads the culinary program at Hapa Izakaya Yaletown.
Seared Duck Breast on Spent Grain Crisp Presented by Donnelly Group
Seared duck breast with bay leaf orange jelly on spent grain and topped with a squash crisp.
Sarah is working as a Development & Training Chef at the Donnelly Group, working developing both people and tasty food.
Braised Short Rib WellingtonPresented by Glowbal Restaurant Group
Braised beef short ribs and cooked mushrooms wrapped with puff pastry served with cooked onions in red wine vinegar finished with red wine and beef sauce mixed with mayonnaise.
Chef: Omar Hadi
Omar joined the Glowbal Group in
Musical Tesla Coil
The Tesla coil broadcasts over 10,000 Volts of electricity, shooting high energy lightning sparks through the air. By turning the sparks off and on at specific frequencies, the lightning can actually play music.
Science of Cocktails 2019 is now SOLD OUT but tickets for Science of Cocktails 2010 are now available at www.scienceworld.ca/cocktails/tickets