Just how curious are you about your food?
Certainly, there is much for the inquisitive eater to chew over at the newly opened Edible exhibition in Dublin’s Science Gallery. The exhibits put food under the microscope – literally, in some cases – and cover everything from centrifuged food, where centrifrugal force is used to fashion new ingredients from familiar foods, to insects, and how we might eat them in future (I’ll let you digest that one for a moment). There’s also a nod to our own particular food (and spud) history, with heritage potatoes being grown on-site, including the infamous Lumper which failed so badly in famine times.
During the exhibition – which runs until April 6th and is free to the public – there are regular feeding time slots, where 20 guests are given the opportunity to sample from a regularly changing menu of edible curiosities, such as vegan ortolan – it’s also worth checking out the gallery’s events listings for their series of curated dinners.
The exhibition is also teaming up with the For Food’s Sake folks on the evening of Feb 23rd next for an evening of tastings, talks and demonstrations centered around how we might find, grow and cook our food in the future, and covering everything from bio-hackery to molecular mixology. It’s a truly heady concoction of topics.
If, after all of that, you’re still hungry for more, then you might also be interested in another event which aims to explore the possibilities of food combinations that shouldn’t work together, but do.
‘A Curious Feast for the Senses’ runs from 5th–8th March in Dublin’s Sugar Club and, over four nights, soup meisters Cully & Sully will host guests as each night a different chef – from restaurants Pichet, Campagne, Tankardstown House and Locks Brasserie – takes to the stage to create a three course sampling menu, exploring curious food combinations. The food will be matched to wines from the Brancott Estate range, including the new sparkling Brancott Estate Sauvignon Blanc Brut NV, and there will be food trivia quizzes, blindfold tasting games and more.
The event is open to 100 diners each night and you can register for a chance to win tickets by scanning the QR codes on promotional Brancott Estate bottles or by logging onto the Brancott Estate Ireland Facebook page. Winning guests will be notified of attendance by 28th February and two tickets will be allocated per person.