June 27, 2011
This week saw Mixology group hold Brighton’s first Molecular Mixology course at their secret hideaway venue in central Brighton. Just a stone’s throw away from the main rail station and tucked away just of the main strip, this contemporary speakeasy is a perfect training space.
Bartenders based in London and around the globe came together as Mixology Group’s own Myles Cunliffe talked them through the basics of the craft. In attendance were delegates from the London Flair Club, including it’s founder – international bar and training consultant Clinton Weir. They were joined by top-flight event and training bartenders working in and around the capital.
The course was extremely successful and all those who made it went away with a sound understanding of the fundamental principles of MM. Caviars, general spherification and reverse method as well as foams, airs and other tips and tricks were all covered in great detail.
The course ran in real time allowing all delegates to experience preparing a range of molecular concoctions from the ground up as though in a real service environment. Those on the course remarked that this is what really made the course, and they ranked it as one of the most useful courses they had attended.
Mixology Group also remain busy on the events circuit, notching up 12 events in the last 10 days. We’ve been cranking out the most delicious cocktails as usual and also providing exciting molecular canapés at top events in London and the South East.
The most exciting events of recent times have been the huge launch of Dom Perignon’s new luminous bottle at One Mayfair, where we served luminous champagne jelly to mimic the bottle and also provided the full bar, working with the-recipe.
Other stormers have been The Butterfly Ball with Peri-Peri Events where Mixology Group again served a range of delicious molecular canapés on beautifully decorated trays, much to the delight of guests. Most recently, we have teamed up with Mustard Catering to deliver some truly inspiring events to star studded crowds. Such Luminaries as David Frost, Lily Cole, Robbie Williams, Jo Whiley and even Sir Paul McCartney to name but a few all had a taste of Mixology Group medicine this week.
Training wise we’ve been out and about in Africa, training the bar teams at New Hilton Hotels in Namibia, and designing training and team-building experiences for hospitality staff in Central London. Coming up we’ve got some more African Adventures and potentially some Whiskey Work in South America too!
Here at MGHQ we are all looking forward to the summer season as it gets into full swing and we hope you are too. Keep your eyes out and ears tuned in to upcoming events and the next few course dates for our wonderful courses in Brighton – coming soon!