Science of Tapas in the City of Brotherly Love

A new season, a new food venture. This fall, chef Wheeler del Torro is merging the kitchen and the laboratory in his Science and Tapas classes. The classes are one part science, one part lecture, and several parts tasting the experiments. Class finishes in a multi-course pop up dinner party.

On his quest to explore the inner workings of everyday experiences, Chef del Torro will reveal the scientific facts behind cooking truths. Science and Tapas will investigate heat transfer in food using a Himalayan salt block to demonstrate. He will use Spanish Tapas, a cuisine that has traditionally been associated with social interaction and the exchange of ideas, to demonstrate the many links between foods and science.

The Science of Tapas is the inaugural event of Pharmacie in Philadelphia, del Torro’s latest roving food event that will be popping up in Center City once a month, bringing a fresh menu on a new culinary theme to each event.

The video below shows another method for Himalayan salt blocks – chilling them to keep appetizers cold.