Flavorful World’s Friday Fourplay offers up a bite-sized tidbit of info on each of the four food- and drink-related things we found most interesting each week.
Drink Long and Prosper
Long live the Federation (of Beer) for making this so. It has released a licensed Klingon Beer, the first Star Trek-themed beer to find its way stateside. Called “Warnog,” it made its debut this week at the Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show held in Las Vegas. Said to smell of clove and banana, it can be read about at length on Star Trek’s official website.
Foie Gras Topped Cocktails
A drink that counts 12-year-old bourbon, ginger syrup, apple brandy, and fruit preserves among its ingredients sounds like one that’s already off to an intriguing start. Crowning it with a hearty helping of frozen foie gras terrine shavings could only elevate the entire affair (as topping anything with frozen shaved foie gras is wont to do.) The blend’s creator Bryan Tamayo tends bar at Ox restaurant in Portland, and has dubbed his cocktail “Foie the Hell of It.” This seems as good a reason to taste the drink as it obviously did to construct it, so Portlanders and visitors to the area: Drink up while it lasts.
Edible Water Drop
It’s called the Ooho and it’s a molecular gastronomy-inspired water container. It’s biodegradable, edible, and contains a serving of water inside a membrane composed of calcium chloride and brown algae. Although its ultimate destination is Whole Foods supermarkets, the Ooho is currently featuring in Milan’s Design Week (seriously!), making its past week cooler than mine by a long shot.
This is exactly what it sounds like. I’d like to be able to say there was poetic license at work in the naming and description of this product, but we all know better than that, don’t we? Land of perpetual edible awesomeness, Japan has a frozen popsicle that tastes like spaghetti in red sauce. Why does it have this?
Because it can, that’s why.
Because it can.