Star Trek Beer in the U.S., Portland’s Foie Gras’d Cocktail, Edible Plastic-Free Water Bottles, and Japan’s Spaghetti Popsicle

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.

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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.

Via Eatocracy

Image credit: Ox Portland Instagram
Image credit: Ox Portland Instagram

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.

Via Eater

Image credit: Foodbeast
Image credit: Foodbeast

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.

Via Foodbeast

Image credit: RocketNews24
Image credit: RocketNews24

Spaghetti Popsicle

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.

Via RocketNews24

*Mention of a product, good, or service in a Friday Fourplay posting should not be interpreted as an endorsement either from Anthony Beal or Flavorful World food and drink blog. Vendors are not notified ahead of time that their products/services will be featured, thus Flavorful World will at the time of posting have had no related interactions with said vendors or any sample of their products/services by which to judge them. As such, we have no idea what these vendors are like to work with, or about the quality of their merchandise and are unqualified to vouch for them as reputable. Our Friday Fourplay lists are posted in the simple spirit of our having come across something that looks and sounds engaging, and thinking that perhaps our readers will think so too; no more, no less. With that in mind, patronize these establishments and vendors at your own risk.

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