FlavorTripping with Miracle Fruit – San Francisco, Aug 4th 2008
A Tiny Fruit That Tricks the Tongue
CARRIE DASHOW dropped a large dollop of lemon sorbet into a glass of Guinness, stirred, drank and proclaimed that it tasted like a “chocolate shake.” …
[Read More] New York Times, May 28th, 2008
Joe Fornabaio for The New York Times
Take your palate on a journey of altered experiences with the mysterious miracle fruit.
Monday August 4th, 2008, 8:00pm
Temple, 540 Howard St, San Francisco, CA, 94105
$25 – includes a berry and a buffet of regular everyday food items that we have curated to showcase the transformative power of the fruit. Everything from lemons, to cheeses to beer to other things you may not expect.
A berry should give you a trip of one to two hours.
Miracle Fruit (Sideroxylon dulcificum) a cranberry-sized West African berry that that numbs your sour and bitter tastebuds for a couple of hours after eating it. That means that everything that used to taste sour now tastes sweet. Fo’ reals. It’s like a candy Willy Wonka would have invented – after eating one stout beers taste like chocolate milkshakes, grapefruits taste like pixie sticks, cheeses taste like frosting, it will make even the crappiest tequila taste like lemonade (and strangely enough, it will make all wine taste like Manischewitz).
Organized by Mustache Commander and Supreme Commander of the Shadow Government, and leaders of watergun assassins throughout the world.
All the tastes, none of the waste:
This will be a zero waste event. Everything will be recycled and/or composted at the end of the event.