Sip and Science Tasting Experience

Learn science as you sip and nibble in Adelaide

1.5 hours Class size 1 to 30 (public dates), 4 to 200

label $80 (or 4 payments of $20 Afterpay)
($150 per event surcharge applies for private events)

At Sciren in Adelaide, being a foodie is in our DNA. We're also hungry for knowledge!

During this unique science tasting experience, you will learn all about the science of food flavours, aroma chemistry and why some people would rather die than eat coriander!

Over two hours, enjoy casual chats with drinks and nibbles while you learn science - but not in a classroom style! We'll provide some foods to taste and smell, so please let us know if you have any allergies.

Flavours you might experience (subject to change):

  • Identifying the differences in fruits and vegetables.
  • Tasting caramelised sugars.
  • Experiences between heated vs cooled foods.
  • Tasting different herbs and spices.
  • And more!

You'll get a glass of bubbles, beer, coffee or tea on arrival. A small cheese platter to enjoy while we chat, will also help you to try a few of the samples we discuss during the event. Then we'll test our knowledge with blind tastings and smell tests to see how well we know our flavours.

Knowledge required
Beginner-friendly. This experience isn't tested and you aren't going to feel like your in Mrs Pritchard's Science class of '82 again. Having no science background is great as we're all here to learn!
What you'll get
  • Drinks and nibbles. Please note, these will be sample portions for small taste tests, you will not be having a meal.
  • Information about the science of food, delivered in a casual and social style.
Suitable for

This food experience is great for individuals and couples as well as for a team building activity, birthday, hens party or bucks party.

This would also be a lovely gift for her or gift for mum.

Sciren is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and adheres to COVID-19 government guidelines.

See additional precautions taken   

We follow all advice from SA Health and the South Australian Government in all regards to COVID safe practices. Our utensils are cleaned, sanitised and where possible sterilised.

We encourage our guests to double vaccinate, and if you have queries or concerns, let us know and we'll translate the science for you- after all, that's what we do!

ThincLab Waite, Hannaford Building, Waite Road, Ur - Sciren Pty Ltd, Waite Road, Urrbrae SA

Your host can also travel within 30 kms of Urrbrae for private classes

Your host

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Sciren offers science-based workshops by teaching science 'secretly' while we craft and chat. We want everyone to understand science, sometimes the science needs translating. We use craft and hands-on workshops to help you learn.

As a plant biotechnologist, I've gone through the education system to find I needed better ways to learn. I kept seeing crafty hobbies as distractions to my learning. Until I realised they were the perfect vehicle to my learning. Making jam - learn about plant cell walls and pectin. Making a terrarium - learn about greenhouse food production and climate change... it's so much more fun being immersed in learning this way!

We'll help you understand the world we live in by using our passion and knowledge, while we chat and have fun.


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Alex Glen Oct 2021

Bianca was excellent. We were able to learn a lot about the world around us and enjoy the snacks at the same time.
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