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How to Drink with Chilli & Spice, Thur 12th & Fri 13th Feb 2015

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Why does chilli make your eyes water, your nose run and your mouth sizzle as if it’s on fire? And what does all of this have to do with the brain science behind the bubbles in your lager (or G&T or sparkling wine)?

Join drinks writer Victoria Moore and Anna in the kitchen for a hot and spicy night of food and wine. This time we’re tackling the tricky question of what to drink with chilli and we’re doing it through neuro-gastronomy chat as well as the tried and tested route of your own tastebuds.

Smhotsoursoup0008After a welcome cocktail Victoria will lead you through four rounds of tastings, each put together with a different hot or spicy dish prepared by Anna. Our global tour of spicy cuisines will take you through Mexico, Thailand, India and Korea and along the way you will taste several different wines and other drinks while hearing about what happens in your brain when you encounter heat and spice – and why that gives you a physical high.

There will be plenty to eat and drink and you will have ample opportunity to quiz Victoria on her vast wine expertise. You’ll leave with your mind as stimulated as your taste-buds, the confidence to choose drinks for your next hot or spicy meal – whether it’s an Indian takeaway or something home-cooked – a few nuggets of neuroscience to bore your friends with at the bar, and some new recipes too.

VictoriaMoore3tVictoria Moore is the award-winning wine correspondent for the Daily Telegraph and Olive magazine. She has a special interest in the neuroscience of flavour, and is just completing a Masters in psychology while working on her next book, Wine Dine Dictionary. Victoria’s bestselling How to Drink is a hugely readable and beautiful handbook that aims to inform, entertain and ensure you are never without the perfect drink for every occasion.

Fabulous wine! Fabulous cocktails! Loved it!”

A really wonderful evening – beautiful food and drinks.”

Fabulous darling! When’s the next one?”

Excellent, as always!”

Event:How to Drink with Chilli & Spice
Date(s):Thurs 12th & Fri 13th February 2015
Time:7pm to around 9pm (includes dinner)
Location:London N5 (Arsenal tube 2 mins walk)
Price:£65, or £170 for 3 places (ie. £25 discount)
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