Aroma is one of the most important elements in cooking, whetting your appetite or enhancing the flavor. And, of course, pairing your cuisine with a complementary wine choice is just as important. But what about pairing your food with a perfume-type scent? Castle Gourmet and the Institute for Art and Olfaction’s Stop and Smell Your Dinner Winter Feast, the third in its “scented pop-up dining” series, is obsessed with that question. The four organic, vegetarian courses (with optional wines at an additional cost) feature carefully curated scent components. And not just pretty flower bombs, either. IAO is known for its unexpected perspectives, often going earthy, tangy, multilayered and rare.
Thu., Dec. 18, 7:30 p.m., 2014
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