Ian Kleinman, owner of the Inventing Room, a “food entertainment company”, specializes in molecular gastronomy. If you’ve ever seen “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory” you know that the “Inventing Room” was the name for the space where Wonka, came up with ideas like a chewing gum that tasted like a four-course meal. More wacky than that, Ian and Melissa Kleinman’s Inventing Room is a truly unique catering company in southwest Denver that brings together fun, delicious food, and culinary entertainment. Watch your food and drinks being made right in front of your disbelieving eyes.
“I’ve been working on a way to float food.” Kleinman takes a rectangular semiconductor about the size of a deck of cards and arranges it in a soup bowl. On top of the semiconductor, he places an O-shaped rare-earth magnet. He picks up and pours liquid nitrogen into the bowl. The liquid nitrogen sputters and lifts the O-magnet about 6 inches off the bottom of the bowl, where it stunningly hovers in the air. “That’ll stay that way for about 5 minutes,” Kleinman says. “You can use it to present a truffle at the end of the meal.” Wow.
A truffle floats in midair in a signature Kleinman dessert. (Cyrus McCrimmon, The Denver Post)
Molecular gastronomy is something genuinely new to the dining world with its extensive use of liquid nitrogen combined with expensive and hard to find ingredients. The preparations are elaborate, difficult, and labor-intensive, but the presentation is pure theater.
Kleinman also has a food cart that makes appearances at everything from kids’ birthday parties and school assemblies, to high-profile fundraisers. This winter, it will serve the Convention Center, bringing those same treats to private functions, trade events and shows at the Wells Fargo Theatre.
For more go the Inventing Room website at: http://theinventingroomonline.com/, or 303-319-2592, email at email@example.com
Also at: Chef Ian Kleinman’s “techno-emotional cuisine” of dreams – The Denver Post http://www.denverpost.com/food/ci_17667465#ixzz1HRvjl56i