Beakerhead’s weeklong events in September take over the city, introducing fun activities that are an exciting smash up of art and science. There will be various interactive events and exhibits for attendees to take part in. Amongst the more than 60 events is the Industrial Food Program as part of Beakerhead’s Engineered Eats theme.
This is a call out for event planners and event management companies based in Calgary, who want to take part in this delicious interactive event.
In 2016, Beakerhead’s food program will feature all things industrial arts! Imagine fire, tools, and heavy equipment, all coming together and turned into a fine-dining experience!
Dining is a whole new experimental experience when chef and bartender becomes scientist! This year, creative Calgary chefs are exploring a specific theme – eggs! Knowing the science and properties of eggs, what delicious treats can they create? Explore special molecular cocktails and engineered temptations at participating bars and restaurants during Beakerhead. Citywide!
Please note that restaurants and bars are being added regularly. Please check back for participating establishments. Reservations should be made directly with the restaurant – click on the restaurant name to go directly to the restaurant’s website for reservations during September 16 to 20.
In 2014, hundreds got to dine on the Periodic Table — Canada’s first sustainable energy ferris-wheel-turned-dining-room. It may have been snowing (remember Snowtember?!), cold or muddy, but that didn’t deter people from enjoying a multi-course meal based on the Periodic Table created by esteemed Calgary chef Nicole Gomes and the views atop a gently rotating wheel. It was both lovely and guilt-free… the ride was powered with used cooking oil from downtown restaurants using Sustainival‘s conversion technology.
Delighting diners was also a mechanical installation, entitled Invasion of the Space Ponies, by local artist, Lisa Brawn.
Dining is a whole new experimental experience when chefs and bartenders become scientists! Explore special molecular cocktails and engineered temptations at participating bars and restaurants during Beakerhead. Citywide! Loads of restaurants are expected to take part.
A complete listing of participating establishments will be available soon.
AcceleratorYYC has a special bartender for Engineered Eats during Beakerhead. Join them on the AcceleratorYYC Pop Up Patio YYC as EZ Robot serves a special Beakerhead cocktail and Sugar Cube Candy truck pairs the drinks with delicious candy! The Inglewood Night Market is also happening until midnight, so you can check out the neighbourhood after too!
Dining is a whole new experimental experience when chefs and bartenders become scientists! Explore special molecular cocktails and engineered temptations at participating bars and restaurants during Beakerhead. Citywide!
Calling all foodies! If you couldn’t possibly be in ten restaurants at once but need to try it all, join Beakerhead for Yelp’s kick-off party to this year’s Engineered Eats week. Everyone is welcome to come sample what mad-science concoction these participating venues have on offer. Lab coat optional, but we wouldn’t look at you funny if you wore yours.
Beakerhead is seeking proposals of scientifically concocted three-course meals for Centrifuge, a bio-fuelled ferris wheel that will be turned into a 32-seat outdoor dining room, over three days during Beakerhead, September 11 – 13th, 2014.
This mid-air dining experience is a world first! Installed in a highly visible location during Beakerhead 2014, diners will enjoy dinner on this 16-bucket, lit-up ferris wheel while enjoying their molecular gastronomy meal.
Engineering an Experience
Beakerhead is looking for a menu fuelled by imagination and experimentation at the intersection of science, technology and art. The goal is an outstanding experience enriched by an understanding of the science and engineering involved. Service should be taken into account, since the experience is entwined with the gentle circling of a ferris wheel overlooking the city. Service by stiltwalkers would not be out of the question!
Taste is not the only sense that can be stimulated. You’re encouraged to explore opportunities to delight diners with engineered smell, sight and touch.