An annual culinary arts event in its fourth year,
the Experimental Food Society Spectacular 2013
comprises of a two-day exhibition at the Truman
Brewery and a series of ‘Food & Fragrance’ themed
banquets at the Cookbook Cafe Intercontinental London
Experimental Food Society Spectacular 2013
Exhibition at the Truman Brewery
A breathable tearoom, a wild flower meadow made
entirely from sugar, a camera made from edible
materials that when cooked form a meal and bitters
infused with moisture scientifically extracted from
the walls of the Churchill War Rooms are just some of
the remarkable items being served up across over 3800
square feet at this years
Experimental Food Society Spectacular exhibition.
A must-see for any food lover the exhibition is a
spectacular and all-new display by Britain’s most
talented and pioneering gourmet artists.
The event offers an opportunity to meet these
pioneering foodies first hand, marvel at their
creations, take part in one of the interactive
exhibits, sample and eat edible art in addition to
experimental elixirs, watch some of the artists as
they create their works on site, purchase foodie
items, pick up tips on how to get experimental in the
kitchen and listen to a talk. Not to be missed, the
hourly schedule of talks can be found below.
The two-day exhibition features an awe inspiring
assemblage of butter sculptors, food landscape
artists, cake artists, food futurologists, food
model-makers and experimental confectioners to name a
few. They will assemble to challenge your perception
of food and show you that there is more to it than
Friday 8th November
1:00 – 2:00PM – Odette Toilette on ‘From Medicine in
Ice Cream To Indoor Aromatic Gardens: Improving Food
in Care Homes’.
2.00 – 3.00PM – Professor Charles Spence
(Experimental Psychologist) on ‘Making Food More Multisensory’.
3.00 – 4.00PM – Fernando Laposse (Sugar Designer) on ‘Designs With Sugar’.
4.00 – 5.00PM - Polly Betton, founder of Teatime
‘Getting Started In Food Event Production’.
5.00 – 6.00PM – Meg Morrison, founder of Salon Edesia
on ‘A Complete Guide
To Setting Up A Restaurant’.
6.00 – 7.00PM – Dr Morgaine Gaye (Food Futurologist)
on ‘Food Trends for Spring/Summer 2015’.
Saturday 9th November
11.00 – 12.00PM – Sam Bompas & Harry Parr, founders
of Bompas & Parr on ‘Alcohol in Space’.
12.00 – 1.00PM – Leonie Sooke founder of The Gossip
Bowl on ‘Food Rebels &
1:00 – 2.00PM – Charlie Harry Francis, founder of Lick Me I’m Delicious on ‘Experimental Ice Cream Making’.
2.00 – 3.00PM – Kianna Bahrami & Lulie Biggs,
founders of Flavour SenseNation on ‘Flavour
SenseNation; A Sensory Journey’.
3.00 – 4.00PM – Tasha Marks, founder of AVM
‘AVM Curiosities; Food, Art, History’.
4.00 – 5.00PM – Petra Barran, founder of Kerb on ‘Making Cities Taste Better’.
5.00 – 6.00PM – Carl Warner (Food Landscape Artist)
on ‘Building The Rialto Bridge in Venice
Out of Pasta’.
6.00 - 7.00PM – Louise Bloor (Perfumer) on
‘Jasmine Meringues and Scent Infused Cutlery - A
Perfumers Approach to Cookery’.
Location: Truman Brewery (Entrance: Shop
Address: 15 Hanbury Street, London, E1 6QR
Date & Time: Friday 8 November (12pm - 7pm) & Saturday
9 November (10am - 7pm)
Experimental Food Society Spectacular 2013
Banquet at the Cookbook Cafe Intercontinental London
Guests can also book tickets for a series of ‘Food &
Fragrance’ themed banquets at the Cookbook Cafe at
Intercontinental London Park Lane on Thursday 14 and
Friday 15 November, 7.30pm-11.00pm.
A five-course menu created by Food Designers Blanch &
Shock, Experimental Psychologist Professor Charles
Spence and Food & Fragrance Artist Louise Bloor in
collaboration with Paul Bates, Executive Chef at the
Cookbook Cafe at Intercontinental London Park Lane,
the menu looks to highlight the sense of smell
harnessing it to not only demonstrate how intrinsic it
is to our enjoyment of food but in heightening it.
Diners can look forward to a progressive menu serving
the best of British produce with dishes such as ‘Duck
in the Woods’ featuring wild, dry-aged mallard duck,
terrine and onion leaves cooked in dark beer and
dehydrated served atop a platter taken from the forest
floor and impregnated with scents such as juniper wood
and moss and accompanied by roaming smoking branches
doused with gun oil.
Other courses include Cox apple compote with fried
sponge cake and chamomile Chantilly, served with
guaiac wood sorbet, lemon verbena sherbert and begonia
blossom accompanied by an inhalable blackcurrant bud
absolute served as a breathable cloud.
The banquet, which is priced at £90 per person will be
accompanied by a range of interactive food experiences
and accompanied by a tailored soundtrack courtesy of
The Broken Hearts.
Location: Cookbook Cafe at Intercontinental London
Address: 1 Hamilton Place, London, W1J 7QY
Date & Time: Thursday 14 November & Friday 15 November
Ticket Price: £90.00
(Tickets for the banquet
are only available to purchase online via We Got