Cafe Scientifique

Join us for the closing event ceremony for National Science Week and the launch of Queensland’s first Café Scientifique. From The Science of Cocktails (exhibition, performance and tastings), live music, science photography exhibitions and “scientifique” canapés designed to translate cocktails to edibles.

Event details

What: Closing Ceremony National Science Week, & launch of Queensland’s first Café Scientifique. This is an 18+ event.
Where: Collector’s Café, Queensland Museum, South Bank
When: August 18, 7-9pm
Who: Queensland Chief Scientist, Dr Geoff Garret, will officially close National Science Week and Dr Ian Galloway, CEO of Queensland Museum, will launch Café Scientifique. A veritable who’s who of Queensland science, arts and culture will be present. Don’t miss this tremendous opportunity to mix it up with the some of Queensland’s brightest and most creative minds.
Cost: $35. Tickets are strictly limited and are available through Eventbrite. 18+ event.

About the event

The Molecular Mixologist

Molecular mixologist and life scientist Andrew Cameron leads us on an evening of cocktail history and science. Andrew is an honours student at QUT completing a Bachelor of Technology Innovation (Hons) with a focus on microbiology and molecular biology. Over the course of his studies he has received a traineeship to live in Panama and work for The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, has worked on climate change research projects led by Griffith University and The Smithsonian and has presented at bioscience events hosted by State Library of Queensland’sThe Edge.
By night Andrew is a cocktail bartender at multi-award winning cocktail bar Canvas Club in Woolloongabba, utilising his grounding in life sciences to push mixology towards new frontiers. By combining these disciplines Andrew is able to apply science in a creative and engaging manner daily using novel techniques, and edge his way closer to owning his science-themed bar and restaurant.

The Band

Brisbane dance/punk four-piece Sorry Socrates recently released their second single ‘Ghosts’. Since forming in early 2011, Sorry Socrates have fast developed into a ferocious powerhouse, tearing up stages across Brisbane with their wild and chaotic live show, playing alongside Teleprompter, Royal Blood (UK), The Death Set (USA), The Cairos, Myth & Tropics + many others.

The Photographer

Queensland Museum Photographer Gary Cranitch is a 2012 finalist for the New Scientist Eureka Prize for Science Photography and will be presenting his series Effervescence. Effervescence is an image projection installation of underwater images emerging the viewer into the vibrant interface between air and water. In 2008 Gary was awarded the Canon Australian Institute of Professional Photography Science, Nature and Environment Photographer of the Year Award.

The Cocktails

"Death In The Afternoon" – Where absinthe, effervescence and Hemingway collide
The evening begins with an induction into the mystery behind Absinthe and its psycho-active as well as the science behind effervescence and a short history of Ernest Hemingway's influence on cocktail culture.
"Stirred Not Shaken" – Liquid Nitrogen and the future of martinis
The night continues with an academic review of the classic gin martini, why you should stir and not shake and how scientific methods are beginning to be used by bars to create more consistent and engaging cocktails.
"An Aromatic Blend" – Breakfast martini delight
Experience delicate aromatics and botanicals in this final cocktail presentation which highlights the incredible influence the sense of smell has on taste. Dry ice will certainly be involved!

The Canapés

To complement the innovative cocktail science on hand there will also be a canapé series punctuating the evening. Featuring chilli-inspired space dust cocoa beans, juniper soused air-dried venison, and a delectable quatrain of marinated olives to complement the futuristic cocktail menu, prepare your taste buds for a  unique experience.

The Surprises

You will have to come to find out!

Event Details

18 August 2012, 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM

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