Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Molecular Mixology and Chef Tastings This Thursday: Epicurean Umbrella


Press release fresh off the Glutster Inbox:


Los Angeles - Epicurean Umbrella (EU) announces that it will host a special night at the Mark venue to feature a collaborative tasting menu created by Chef Renieri Caceres, Chef Tomas Rivera and Chef Al Gordon, paired with the molecular mixology of San Francisco's Liquid Alchemy. Titled "Under One Umbrella," this event takes place on Thursday, August 27, 2009 from 7-10 pm at the Mark (, a premier event destination in Los Angeles, and the public canpurchase tickets online at the price of $52.00 per person for this 3-hour event with complimetary valet.

"During each hour of the Under One Umbrella event, each Chef will introduce a tasting
plate that reflects his personal execution style," states Jennyfer Rodgers, co-founder of Epicurean Umbrella. "Highlights of the menu include: truffle potato salad on crostini wrapped in Kobe beef; ahi tuna tartare 'nachos' with ponzu pico de gallo and spicy Asian aioli; and a signature burger bite. A gourmet potato chip, dessert and retro candy bar are also featured. In addition to having an artisanal wine bar, Liquid Alchemy of San Francisco will create 3 three molecular cocktails, one featuring cotton candy and liquid nitrogen."

A Northern California native, Renieri Caceres is currently Assistant Executive Chef of
Botero at Encore, Las Vegas. Chef Caceres is analumnus of Aqua at Bellagio, Tableau at
Wynn, Masa and Lark Creek Inn.

Chef Tomas Rivera co-founded the highly acclaimed event production group Salt of the
Earth ( Salt of the Earth offers over 30 years of culinary and event
production experience. Such events include Maloof Entertainment's Post-Oscar Party, SAG
Awards' After-Party, Esquire House 360, and parties for People, Instyle, and Variety.

Los Angeles - basedEpicurean Umbrella (EU) is an event catering and culinary consulting
company founded by Chef Al Gordon and Jennyfer Rodgers to create extraordinary and unique food experiences. "Whether it is the company's private chefs tastings, cocktails after work or a celebrated occasion, EU creates the perfect mix of food and atmosphere,"adds Rodgers. After 10 years of collaborating via long distance, Gordon and Rodgers launched the company in July 2008. While classically trained in French cuisine, Gordon's cooking style is also influenced by global ingredients. Prior to founding EU, Chef Gordon worked in San Francisco and Las Vegas. He is an alumnus of One Market, Picasso at Bellagio, Nob Hill at MGM Grand, the Peninsula and Koi. Jennyfer Rodgers has a background in marketing and public relations, and specializes in both sweet and savory event menu consultation, production and execution. EU clients include Chateau Marmont, Casa del Mar, Shutters On The Beach and Raleigh Studios, among others.Music will be provided by DJ Derek( and event d├ęcor will be provided by Poko Event Productions.


For ticket info check out the official Website: Epicurean Umbrella.

see you there!

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