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Flavor Trip - Washington DC

The EFN Lounge

Friday, March 12, 2010 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EST)

Washington, DC

Flavor Trip - Washington DC

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EFN Lounge hosts Flavor Tripping on the second Friday of every month. Tickets costs $12 and should be purchased online as at-door entries will be limited based on remaining supply. Each ticket entails the guest to a piece of trippy fruit and access to the Tripeteria, a cafeteria designed by our experienced team of flavor trippers with the altered tongue in mind.

 

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Synsepalum Dulcificum, or trippy fruit, temporarily re-wires taste receptors on the tongue for about an hour, transforming acidic and sour food into sweet and enjoyable treats.

Once the tongue starts tripping, lemon wedges become candy canes, hot sauce becomes donut glaze, goat cheese becomes cheesecake, bottom-shelf tequila becomes Patron, and Guinness Beer becomes a chocolate milkshake.

In the 1970s, trippy fruit was submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use as a sugar substitute. Instead, the berry has slowly acquired a cult following, with flavor trippers developing menus of sour food to expand the tongue's perceptive capacity.

A New York Times report on a party in NYC said "'the guests became 'literally like wild animals, tearing apart everything on the table.'" While EFN Lounge hopes to leave its tables in tact, we have designed a conceptual party

 

 

About the Party

On the second Friday of every month, guests gather to twist their tongue on a West African berry called synsepalum dulcificum, or "trippy fruit." Trippy fruit temporarily re-wires taste receptors on the tongue, transforming acidic and sour food into sweet and enjoyable treats.

After beginning the trip, guests will enjoy food from the Tripeteria, a cafeteria with an all-you-can-trip buffet full of all the sour nasties usually consumed in moderation. In this conceptual flavor laboratory, lemon wedges become candy canes, hot sauce becomes donut glaze, goat cheese becomes cheesecake, bottom-shelf tequila becomes Patron, and Guinness Beer becomes a chocolate milkshake.

The menu was designed by a team of experienced flavor trippers and evolves for each party. Selections include sour candy, cheese from Dean & Deluca, pickles, sauces, sour fruits, sugarless cupcakes, and much more. You can suggest menu items when you purchase your ticket. EFN will also hold taste-testings of shots and cocktails designed for flavor tripping enthusiasts.

Tickets should be purchased in advance online (a limited number of at-door entries will be based on remaining supply and on a first-come, first-served basis). Each ticket costs $12 online ( $15 at the door) and entitles the guest to a piece of trippy fruit and access to our buffet. Trips typically last for an hour; additional berries require additional tickets.

More Info:

Who: 
18+ to trip, 21+ to sip

Date: 
Second Friday of every month beginning December 11

Time: 
6:00PM - 10:00PM

Where: 
EFN Lounge

Address: 
1318 9th Street, N.W., Washington DC 20001

Directions: 
Between N and O Street NW across from the Convention Center

Metro: 

Across from the Convention Center station on the Yellow/Green Lineto transform our lounge into an experimental flavor laboratory to match the magic of this truly unique experience.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have questions about Flavor Trip - Washington DC? Contact The EFN Lounge

When & Where


The EFN Lounge
1318 9TH ST NW
First Floor
Washington, DC 20001

Friday, March 12, 2010 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EST)


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