Der raum pop-up bar in Stockholm
|Luke Whearty and Matthew Bax playing with fire|
During the 90 minute session, the guests were served seven treats created with a mix of different advanced techniques and unusual ingredients - everything perfectly executed and beautifully presented. The first one was called Kombucha grapes, and it was simply grapes which had been soaked in kombucha and some added spices like cinnamon and vanilla - a nice and fizzy start.
Next up was Tomberry puffs - a mix of cherry tomatoes and strawberries which was frozen in liquid nitrogen and garnished with basil and dried black olives. Very refreshing!
|Pine & Wine|
Last but not least, the hot drink Big in Japan which was similar to Swedish glögg - created by heating sake, citrus, palm sugar, cinnamon, black cardamom, liquorice root and other spices together in a Japanese coffee siphon. It was then served in a square cedar wood sake cup which was quite difficult to drink from, but the result certainly did not disappoint. Strong, spicy and a perfect ending of this very successful pop-up event - thanks to everyone involved for this great opportunity to experience a little bit of Der raum without having to travel to the other side of the world. Not that I would mind visiting Australia, though...
Unfortunately, Der raum is no longer open - but it will actually relocate to Munich, Germany, under the new name Gamsei, with a similar concept but focusing on Bavarian ingredients. Doors are expected to open this month - and I can't wait!