Standard Education Returns – January, 17, 2015
See why “It’s All in the Details” with the Experts of Eastern Standard
For nearly 10 years, Eastern Standard has been a beloved neighborhood mainstay that has meant many things to many audiences – a venue for upscale business breakfasts and lunches, a cozy afternoon studying spot for BU students, a lively post-work or pre-Sox watering hole, a backbone of the city’s after-hours industry activity. With the second installment of Standard Education – a day of interactive classes, tastings and demos highlighting signature aspects of its food and beverage programs – ES shows guests “It’s All in the Details” with the careful touches, devotion to craft and culture of hospitality that go into curating exceptional moments for all who dine beneath the red awning.
Inspired by the internal staff education programs at ES, the engaging lessons give guests of all levels the chance to learn with and from members of the ES team in their area of expertise. Classes include:
Flawless French Macarons ($40)
Lauren Kroesser, Pastry Chef of Eastern Standard
From a rotating list of breads baked daily in house to creative interpretations of classic desserts, Eastern Standard’s pastry program lends thoughtful touches throughout the meal. Pastry Chef Lauren Kroesser takes guests behind the scenes to the restaurant’s private events kitchen for a hands-on, start-to-finish lesson on the tedious task of baking French macarons. It’s a dessert that requires great attention to detail, but has a truly delicious outcome!
Creating an Original Cocktail ($40)
Bob McCoy, Beverage Programs Liaison of Eastern Standard
There’s much mystique surrounding the art and craft of cocktail creation. How do bartenders conceive and ultimately execute new recipes? What are their influences and inspirations, and why do they create new cocktails in the first place? How do they name them, share them with others, and give them a life of their own? Beverage Programs Liaison and bartender Bob McCoy will explore the technique and creativity behind drink construction while helping guests conceptualize their very own custom-made cocktail!
“Scents” Memory: Bridging the Gap Between Wine Aromas & Grape Varietals Through Olfactory Exploration ($40)
Colleen Hein, Wine Director of Eastern Standard
Stirring and sniffing alongside Wine Director extraordinaire Colleen Hein, tasters will begin to build a sense memory database specifically for wine purely by smell. Guests will be challenged to associate key aromas with major grape varietals by “blind smelling” true-to-life aromas both encountered daily and those long stored deep within their memory (think honey, fresh herbs, flower, fruit, cheese and more). Of course, expect ample tasting to lock down varietal association!
The Sounds of ES ($40)
Jackson Cannon, Bar Director of Eastern Standard and Proprietor/Bar Director of The Hawthorne
A veteran of the music industry, renowned Bar Director/Mentor Jackson Cannon takes a special interest in how the time of day informs the genre of music that sets the mood at ES. He’ll share insights on the topic from employees past and present, as well as speak to the careful philosophy of music selection that he, Proprietor Garrett Harker and General Manager Andrew Holden have crafted and how this important aspect of the ES culture has evolved over the years.
Punches for Parties ($40)
Naomi Levy, Bar Manager of Eastern Standard
Always thinking ahead to ensure the guest experience is as unique and high-touch as possible, Bar Manager Naomi Levy happily creates custom punch bowls when pre-booking big groups or private events. She’ll guide guests through easy recipes for punches and batched cocktails to try at their next home gathering, sharing tips along the way for simple service and keeping punch cool without getting watered down.
TICKETS: visit https://standardeducation2.eventbrite.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org to purchase tickets.
CONTACT: www.easternstandardboston.com or call 617-532-9100
ABOUT EASTERN STANDARD:
Located in Boston’s Kenmore Square neighborhood, Eastern Standard Kitchen & Drinks opened in May 2005. The definition of a neighborhood brasserie, its clientele of regulars runs the gamut from students to captains of industry, soccer moms to young professionals, and restaurant industry folks to sports figures. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner 7 days a week, guests can enjoy dining at the bustling bar, canopied outdoor patio or handsome dining room. The first solo venture from restaurateur Garrett Harker, Eastern Standard has made an indelible impression on the Boston dining scene.