As one of the country’s first water tasting classes, Patina’s Water Sommelier Martin Riese and author of Die Welt des Wassers (The World of Water) guides guests through an informative and enlightening tasting of six different mineral waters from around the world like Danish glacier water Iskilde and the Slovenian mineral water ROI. As the most essential resource on the planet, water has a significant impact on the way we taste food, just as wine and spirits do. Riese will illustrate how water can be paired in a manner similar to wine and teach attendees how to detect different water qualities, such as mineral levels, total dissolved solids, mouth feel, taste (fruity/salty), and carbonation. Held on September 23, October 21, and November 4 from 6-8 p.m., classes are $50 per person (exclusive of tax and gratuity) and include small bites from Patina’s signature artisanal cheese cart.
Reservations for “Patina Next Course” can be made by calling the restaurant at 213.972.3331.