Anybody planning a trip up to Portland next week (or later this spring) should check out OMSI's lineup of food science events:
Cook for LifeTuesday, April 15, 6 - 8 p.m.In partnership with OMSI, Portland Monthly presents Cook for Life, a seasonal cooking series focused on healthy solutions, presented by Regence. This month will focus on Cooking with Kids. Enjoy a small-plate, three-course meal with cooking demonstrations by Chef Tse of Regence and nutritional information from Dr. Julie Briley of the National College of Natural Medicine. Kids are welcome with an adult. https://www.omsi.edu/events/cook-for-life/041514Cost: 10 and under $18; 10+ $28Food LuminaryOMSI and Bon Appetit have partnered with local chefs to create a delectable dinner series of science and cuisine. Each dinner will begin with a food science demonstration by OMSI's Food Science Educator while enjoying wine and hors d'oeuvres. After a presentation by the featured chefs, the restaurant will serve a four-course meal created in collaboration with Bon Appetit Executive Chef Ryan Morgan. The guest chefs will also be answering questions and mingling during the dinner. Food Luminary events are for guests 21+ years only.Cost: $80 (includes dinner, beverages and gratuity)Friday, April 18, 6 - 9 p.m.Food Luminary Dinner: Bent Brick & Park KitchenExecutive Chef Scott DolichFriday, May 9, 6 - 9 p.m.Food Luminary Dinner: Remedy Wine BarExecutive Chef Ingrid ChenLow Carbon Diet DayThursday, April 24, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.In celebration of Earth Week, OMSI and Bon Appetit Management Company will turn Theory into a fun culinary classroom offering ways that guests can minimize their carbon "foodprint" through tasty alternatives to beef and dairy. Through educational demos by OMSI and the makeover of popular dishes by Executive Chef Ryan Morgan, guests will learn that they don't have to go entirely meatless to make their diet a climate-friendlier one.Blind-Tasting BingoThursday, April 24, 6 - 9 p.m.In partnership with Ecotrust and Edible Portland, OMSI will host Blind-Tasting Bingo, a game of sensory deprivation and heightened exploration. In this quarterly program, each night will feature 10 small plates prepared by Bon Appetit Executive Chef Ryan Morgan. With their eyes covered, the players/guests will try to identify what they taste on a bingo board that includes both correct and false answers. A few lucky winners will receive a prize!Mother's Day BreakfastSunday, May 11, 8-11 a.m.In celebration of mothers, join us for a special breakfast menu, food science activities and cooking demonstrations in Theory.