Savory, Sweet Science Taste

Wednesday, September 25
6 pm-9 pm

Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery
$25 (includes Wollersheim Winery glass)


Produced in conjunction with the popular and interactive Wisconsin Science Festival at the spectacular and modern Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery on the University of Wisconsin campus, this tasting event will feature delicious food and drink with a science twist!

At this tasting event, you'll sample savory and sweet dishes and learn tidbits about why they make your tastebuds sing. The best news of all: you don't have to be a rocket scientist to enjoy it!

Chef Michael Pruett and Mike Randall, Wonders of Physics Outreach Coordinator for the Physics department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will provide interactive demos!

The Wonders of Physics is a program created to generate interest in physics among people of all ages and backgrounds. New activities include monthly televised live demonstrations, development of a plasma physics show, a new website and more! Check out their website for more information.

  • Liquid nitrogen ice cream (letting visitors choose their ingredients)
  •  Measuring the speed of light with marshmallows or chocolates (also a s’mores station)
  • “Fusion” cookies (analogy showing how fusion energy works)
  •  Marshmallow in a Bell jar (demonstration of air pressure)
  • Three methods of heat transfer and how they apply to different cooking methods. Sample fried foods (conduction), baked foods (convection) and broiled food (radiation)

These stations will remain open after the demonstrations for guests to sample and play

For parking information, click here

 Enjoy live music by Brian Beebe

Born in Rockford, IL, Brian began playing guitar at age 9. He graduated from high school at 17 and has been a professional musician ever since.

He spent 20 years performing solo on the Gulf Coast and has spent time in England performing at the Belfry Hotel. Known for singing the National Anthem at the Pittsburgh Pirates games and pro boxing events, Brian has also mastered a huge range of musical styles, from Frank Sinatra and the Beatles to today's rock and country.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Madison Children's Museum


Featured Food & Drink:

Chocolaterie Stam

Claddagh Irish Pub

Great Dane Brewing Company

Just Coffee


Mad Urban Bees LLC

Madison Sourdough

Phillip's Distributing - Prairie Vodka

Pizza Brutta

Quince and Apple

Sassy Cow Creamery

Steenbock's on Orchard

University Club

Umami Ramen & Dumpling Bar

Villa Dolce

Vintage Brewing Company

Wollersheim Winery

This list is growing so check back often to see an updated list of participants!

Tickets can be purchased online starting on July 29th, 2013.



See pictures from the Savory, Sweet Science Taste 2013!

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