SONG & TONIC IS A GUIDED TASTING EXPERIENCE THAT PAIRS CLASSIC MUSIC WITH CLASSIC COCKTAILS.
At the start of the tasting, we break down three cocktails, revealing their separate components. We then pair each ingredient with an instrument, harmony, or melody from the featured song presented by live musicians.
As we mix, shake & stir, musicians play melodies and sounds that emulate the ingredients - their origin and their role within the cocktail - and explore their relation to the full piece of music.
As the ingredients are layered one upon the other, so are the instruments.
THREE COCKTAILS, THREE SONGS DECONSTRUCTED
By deconstructing both song and cocktail, we are able to explore each part independently and then, when in a heightened sensory state, fully appreciate the completed song and cocktail as all the pieces finally come together in harmony.
The Song & Tonic story is told by way of taste and sound. Guests are led on a journey through the composition of both a cocktail and a song to culminate in a full performance of the musical selection and a cocktail.
We bring you a tasting experience truly unlike any other.
WHO WE ARE
Kala Maxym, Co-Founder
A professionally-trained opera singer, Kala Maxym is the Founder and Chief Event Composer of Five Senses Tastings, an LA-based boutique special experience company that elevates guests’ sensory experiences through the purposeful and meaningful engagement of their five senses. Partnering with world-class musicians, chefs, sommeliers, chocolatiers, and other flavor artists, Kala composes full-sensory events that weave together a diverse and global narrative guided by live music and enhanced by flavor. Recent clients include Diane von Furstenberg, Jo Malone London, Héritage Fine Wines in Beverly Hills, Oakland Symphony, Douglas Elliman, the Goethe Institute San Francisco, LA Wine Tasting, and many others.
Prairie Rose, Co-Founder
Founder & Editor of Bit by a Fox, winner of Saveur Magazine's Readers’ Choice Award, Prairie Rose is an LA- based cocktail & spirits writer, events producer, and brand consultant. Prairie employs her background in magazine marketing and corporate events to successfully conceptualize and produce high level brand events, creating signature cocktails specially aligned to brand image and voice. As a brand marketer, blogger and social media influencer, she understands the importance of social media marketing in the events space, creating social media buzz beforehand and hashtags & social media presence during and immediately following an event. Brand event clients include: Twitter, Zola.com, Bailey's Irish Cream, Barefoot Bubbly, SweetGreen, The Row DTLA.