Oct 18, 2019
In this interview with
Kevin Peterson of Castalia, some of the topics we discuss
Kevin and his wife Jane transformed the bottom level of an old
mansion in Detroit into a scent shop by day that converts into an
intimate 20-seat cocktail bar by night.
of the differences between people who approach cocktails from a
service industry background and those who come at the subject from
a completely different area of specialization.
it’s like to pair fragrances and cocktails, and how Kevin thinks
about “hacking the signal” of the drink to give guests a truly
also talk about lots of nerdy physiology stuff, including how the
brain processes aroma, the difference between orthonasal and
retronasal smell, and a whole lot of other things you probably
didn’t know about aroma and flavor.
talk about our favorite flavor and aroma books, we trade theories
about the Platonic ideal of baking spice, and we even find time to
grab drinks with the man who changed the Spaghetti Sauce industry