How much do you know about Sake? A time-honored intricate craft.
We are pleased to offer our members the opportunity learn in a 4-part series from Sake Master, Stuart Morris, teaching you everything from the basics of how sake is made to rice varietals, water sources & even being able to meet the Tojis themselves. Every class will be conducted in an interactive, open-forum style allowing guests to expand their own knowledge, taste sakes that are exclusive to only Japan, meet & greet with the Sake Brewers themselves & hopefully help cultivate a deeper appreciation for this elegant humble tradition.
This upcoming Thursday, join us for the first class in the series. Register your seat now.
Class 1: Introduction to Sake. Basic Styles & How Sake Is Made ($82)
Classes to Follow:
Class 2: Meet Masanobu Shindo-San, Toji (Sake Brewer) for Gassanryu - 9/6 Tuesday
Class 3: Terroir & Sake Temperatures - 10/19 Tuesday
Class 4: Advanced Styles & Rice Varietals - 11/9 Thursday
6:00pm: Welcome reception begins
Complimentary Snack & Sake Cocktail by Carlo Splendorini
6:30pm: Class begins, ends around 8pm
*More details on registration page.
Lee Mosbacker: Founder/CEO of Traycer Diagnostic Systems. Founder/CEO of Fan Fund.
Burak Yavuz: Databricks, a unified analytics platform that accelerates innovation by unifying data science, engineering, and business. Stanford Masters in Management Science & Engineering.
As with all of our GoodPeople events, please make an effort to meet 2 new people for 10 minutes or so and reconnect with friends. Lots of new friendships, projects & more in store.
Modernist will also be hosting a private reception for the premiere screening of Birth of the Dragon - a new Bruce Lee movie, releasing in theaters Aug 25th. Director George Nolfi (screenwriter: Bourne Ultimatum & Ocean's 12) and lead actor Philip Ng will also be in attendance.
Matt Grisby & Greg Osuri & Jennifer Chang
Dance beats by DJ - GRIGSBY
Kicking off August, let’s have some fun with holograms and dance the night away with holographic beats, drinks, and awesome friends!
*Attention all Burners and Fashionistas - Enjoy one complimentary holo-cocktail for sporting your holographic gear!
(Limited Availability from 9:30 - 11:30pm)
*Serving Beef Noodle Soup from 10 -11:30pm.
Hosted by: Gabriel Baldinucci (Singularity U/Modernist) & Steve Chen (GoodPeople/Modernist)
This Saturday evening at Modernist - the debut of our 'Saturday Night Live' events, featuring local musicians, artists and DJ's!
Special Live Performance by Violinist Jennifer Tzeng
Mix / Mingle / Dance/ Drink
Fun Cocktail attire please
GoodPeople Mantra: Make an effort to meet 2 new people for 10 minutes or so. Lots of new friendships, projects & more in store.
Register now: http://bit.ly/2v2nfjX
Pick Your Herb, Pick Your Liquor, Pick Your Technique
Friday night calls for something special. Pick your own herbs from our plants, choose your favorite base, give our bar team your biggest smile, and we'll craft a custom cocktail just for you. Cheers to a Smoked Rosemary with Japanese Whisky!
Herb plants to pick from: Rosemary, Thyme, Shiso, Mint, Sage...
Liquor base: Whisky, Tequila, Mezcal...
Technique: Vaporized, Smoked, Siphoned...
Friday Night: Complete.
Member Spotlight: Rocky Yu - from Bao Chicka Wow Wow camp, Co-Founder & CEO of Piki, Next Generation Augmented Reality Based Advertising.
From a small village along the YangTze river in China to a larger village of his Bao Chicka Wow Wow Burning Man camp, Rocky has been embracing experiences, storytelling, and friendships along the way – all with a big 'wow wow' smile
After dropping out of school to help create Digi-metrics, Inc., which was later acquired by Tektronix, Inc., Rocky spent a few years at Oriza Ventures, Stanford GSB, & AOL/TechCrunch before founding Piki.
Find Rocky this Wednesday & chat about this upcoming Burning Man, Couchsurfing, flying, sailing, scuba diving, golf, swimming, science & technology, literature/storytelling, space & more.
As with all of our GoodPeople events, please make an effort to meet 2 new people for 10 minutes or so, and reconnect with friends. Lots of new friendships and projects in store.
This upcoming Wednesday we're going to get ready for the burn, as it's only 4 weeks away. We have four amazing panelists joining us:
Seth Miller: Co-Founder Disco Space Shuttle
Arianna Simpson: Bao Chicka Wow Wow (ran 2013 camp)
Toni Alejandria: 747/Big Imagination
Jim Martin: almost 20-year burner, held all sorts of roles at BM
From last year's first-time burner to 15+ year burner... hear their stories, words of advice on what to do, where to go, how to prepare & more.
This panel is designed for all. A fun and informative panel and gathering, you'll get a chance to meet and reconnect with lots of others supporting the BM community.
Pop -Up by Lust for Dusk
Beautiful Burning Man pieces will be available for viewing & purchase. Deliciously lavish luxury that's also cruelty-free, using the highest quality faux-furs and vintage design with a modern flair.
5:00 - 5:45pm : Reception
5:45 - 6:45pm : Panel
7:00 - 8:30pm : Small group dinners with panelists
7:30 - 11pm : GoodPeople Mixer & Spotlight
Nikka Coffey Grain vs. Malt Whisky
Coffey Grain is made from a spirits which are distilled mainly from corn, Coffey Malt is made from 100% malt. How are they different in taste? Come find out for yourself.
*Complimentary Whisky Tasting from 6 - 8pm
If you don't know already, there is NO coffee in Nikka Coffey series. Coffey series uses column stills in its distillation process, named after its inventor, Aeneas Coffey, who patented the technology in 1830.
Dance beats by DJ Norse Code
This Week's community spotlight:
Dave is Co-Founder and Managing Principal at Calvera Partners, a commercial real estate investment firm specializing in value-added acquisition opportunities in supply-constrained urban markets.
As with all of our GoodPeople events, please make an effort to meet 2 new people and reconnect with friends! Lots of new friendships, projects & more in store.
"For years my most memorable dram was my first a flowery, sweet Glen Grant..." (Michael Jackson, Whisky Magazine, Issue 58).
Taste the notes of fresh orchard fruit with a complex and intense finish of this fine single malt Scotch whisky.
*Complimentary Whisky Tasting from 6 - 8pm
Interested in Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies? This week's GoodPeople Wednesday is all about it. Special event - Cryptocurrency & Blockchain Panel. Register now.
Member Spotlight: Paul Veradittakit
Partner at Pantera Capital, an institutional investment fund investing exclusively into digital currencies and blockchain enabled startups. Paul recently helped launch the Pantera ICO fund, which is the 1st fund to be entirely focused on investing into the presale rounds of ICOs.
4 - 6PM
Cryptocurrency & Blockchain Panel
What is the Blockchain, and why is it so important? What is an ICO, and why are so many companies starting to use this method to raise funds?
Join us for a panel discussion with emerging leaders in this space, where we'll ask, listen, and learn about cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies.
Paul Veradittakit - Venture Investor at Pantera Capital
Toni Lane Casserly - Co-founder of BitNation
Sean Ironstag - Founder of Auryn Capital
Arianna Simpson - Early stage investor, "The Top 40 Women of Bitcoin"
Small group dinner with panelists
Paul and his team from Pantera Capital will be onsite to chat, 1:1 or in small group social settings.
*Please register to attend panel & dinner. More details available on registration page.
Ft. Bruichladdich Port Charlotte
New on the Modernist liquor shelf
*Complimentary Whisky Tasting from 6 - 8pm
Taste the heavily peated Port Charlotte single malts, made with 100% Scottish barley. Trickle distilled in the cathedral-like still house at Bruichladdich, the spirit is then matured in the original old stone warehouses in Port Charlotte. Living proof that peat can mean elegance.
It's Summertime and Whisky isnt the best
Rare Craft Master Class ~ A Perfectly Crafted Evening Join "THE Balvenie" Ambassador, David Laird, for a intimate evening tasting Balvenie's Hand-Crafted Scotch Whisky and celebdrating our Five Rare Crafts:
Tasting Tuesday July 11th @ 6pm till 7:30pm
Regular Tasting from 6pm-8pm
Tickets and RSVP's are only available through email.
Email ~ Emily@modernist.club
Seats are limited for this Tasting! Get em' while they last!
Besides the special tasting class with Balvenie, Modernist's Whisky Business will be focusing on the Balvenie 12 yr! Join us for a taste of Balvenie's #1 Seller!
A night of magic, amazing cocktails and food!
Reserve your seat now: http://bit.ly/2sD0Fig
This Saturday evening, Modernist is presenting its first Supper Club Series - featuring master magician and mindreader David Gerard. A 50-minute magic show programmed just for Modernist, David pulls together the best hits from his critically acclaimed theater shows. Order from our new seasonal menu, highlights include Hamachi & Avocado Ice Cream Cone, Risotto Foie Gras Croquette, and Lobster Roll.
To celebrate our Supper Club Series kick-off, we will be greeting you with a complimentary magic cocktail (don’t be alarmed when your cocktail color changes) and amuse bouche upon your arrival.
*Event is complimentary for members. Each member may reserve up to 4 seats. Food & beverage orders are at additional charge.
7:15 - 8:00: Check-in / Welcome cocktail and amuse bouche served / Dinner order and seat selection begins.
8:00 - 9:00: Show time / Dinner served
9:00 - Late: Modernist after hours
About David Gerard:
A featured performer at the world famous Magic Castle in Hollywood, David has been dazzling tech companies and theater goers in the Bay Area for almost 10 years. With clients like Google, Facebook, and Airbnb, come see for yourself how David adds a bit of mystery and spark to Silicon Valley.
* This is a seated event, space is limited. RSVP now!
* Additional seats can be purchased at $55/seat.
* We recommend arriving early to select seats and place your dinner order. Seat selection is first come first serve.
* Check-in begins at 7:15pm.
Uncover your taste profile for red wine, with the help of sommeliers and data scientists!
Reserve Now: http://bit.ly/2tNz9yo
Hosted by Modernist members: Tiffany Wang (CEO of Winesona.com, Sommelier) & Karl Ulrich (Vice Dean of Entrepreneurship & Innovation at The Wharton School, Advisor at Winesona.com)
You may know your persona well, but do you know your winesona? Join us this Friday for an extensive wine tasting. You will get to taste 4 ~12 different bottles of selected wine. A group of passionate sommeliers and data scientists will gather, analyze your feedback, and help you disocver your winesona.
Part 1: Blind Tasting, 4 ~12 selected red wines
Part 2: Uncover and learn about your taste profile. Reveal your preference on: sweetness, acidity, body, tannin, earthiness, fruitiness.
Part 3: After the event, you will receive a taste report and suggested wine matches in email from Winesona.com.
* Event is limited to 25 people, please RSVP to reserve your spot.
* Basic Profiling $30 (4 wines) / Advanced Profiling $30 + $20 additional 4 wines (up to 12 wines to refine the taste profile).
* What’s more exciting? Modernist and 5A5 will be able to use your taste profile to make cocktails and wines recommendations.
This Week's community spotlight:
Bob Lee - Co-founder/CEO of Present, an upcoming local chat app for women.
Prior to this, Bob was CTO at Square where he built their core products, scaled the team from 12 to 1200 people, and created Square Cash. Before Square, Bob worked at Google where he created Guice and helped create Android. When he's not working, Bob enjoys photography, Modernist, and being an awesome dad.
GoodPeople Wednesday Spotlight Happy Hours, where we get a chance to meet & chat with lots of other amazing people!
Greg and Greg have been friends for a long time. And now, in the summer 2017, we've finally decided to pull the proverbial gun. We're going to do what we can to spice up Modernist a little bit. You do what you can to make the night memorable, filled with bad decesions that you'll never remember with the people you'll never forget.
Announcements will be made. You may see a DJ you recognize. You may see jello shots for the first time in a long time. Whatever happens, roll with the punches.
Strict dress code at door. A film crew will be in attendance and you may be asked to be on camera.
Arianna Simpson is a VC, actively investing in early stage software companies. Before her current role, she was at BitGo and Facebook, and frequently speaks on tech related topics, particularly bitcoin, also a regular contributor to a number of publications.
On those rare occasions when she is not thinking about startups, bitcoin, or some other facet of tech, Arianna enjoys skiing, riding my motorcycle, and traveling as much as possible.
Join our weekly 'GoodPeople' mixer. Come meet the community, make new friends, and chat about your projects and passions over a Splendorini cocktail!
A Special Invitation to our Modernist Community
Sunday / June 25
3:30 - 6:30pm
Join fellow entrepreneurs, investors, and leaders on Sunday June 25th (330pm to 630pm) at Nourse Theater in San Francisco to explore a world at the "Longevity Crossroads:the Future of Business, Health, Business and Society"
The current health industry is helping people live longer and stronger lives without curing aging. The resulting rise of global median age will significantly reshape the human landscape. Meanwhile, an emerging group of scientists are hunting for ways to defer the aging process. We are not adequately prepared for the opportunities and risks of either future.
George Papandreou, the former Prime Minister of Greece, will speak to the global future of a post-aging world. The word Gerontology comes from the Greek word Geron, "Old Man". His father and grandfather were both Prime Ministers of Greece, and his daughter is a scientist in aging research.
Other speakers include:
Liz Blackburn, Nobel Laureate https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_Blackburn
Pinchas Cohen, Dean, USC Davis School of Gerontology https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinchas_Cohen
Laura Carstensen, founder, Stanford Center for Longevity https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laura_L._Carstensen
Patrick Lee - Co-founder of Hobo Labs, Rotten Tomatoes, and Alivenotdead.
Starting a company? Have questions or seeking advice on consumer tech or entertainment? Or simply wondering what makes a tomato rotten or golden?
Come meet member Patrick Lee this Friday and get one-on-one time to chat about anything!
Besides running his startup, speaking at conferences, and enjoying a beef noodle soup at Modernist, Patrick Lee also mentors at various SOSV Accelerators (MOX, Chinaccelerator, Leap.Axlr8r), Founder Institute, Gateway Incubator, Berkeley LAUNCH Startup Accelerator, nest.vc, and CoCoon HK.
Japanese vs. American Whisky
Kick-off this week with some fun whisky tasting!
Join us for a blind taste and discover which flavors you enjoy more.
Don't forget to try out new menu items:
Lobster Roll with Uni, Risotto Croquette, Frog Legs and more!
Complimentary Whisky Tasting from 6 - 8pm
This Week's theme - "We Are Warriors" where we'll be celebrating the Warrior's Championship! The Warriors made it rain the other night with 80+ bottles of champagne at their celebration party after the game, let's see how many bottles we'll go through this Wednesday evenin' (if not rain, a shower perhaps? :D )
We'll also have special Warrior cocktail tributes - from the Dubs to Ancient Warriors throughout history :)
~ DubNation ~
A Championship never tasted so good!
Ketel One Vodka, Cinnamon, Jasmine, Smoking
~ Joan of Arc ~
Don’t underestimate the kick from this Saintly Spirit
Calyx Gin, Lychee-Dill Tonic,
~ The Last Samurai ~
Loyal to the bone, this cocktail is ‘So Fierce’
Suntory Toki Japanese Whisky, Saffron,
Blue Elderflower Foam
~ Braveheart ~
Just like Sir William Wallace, this Bevvy is legendary
Buffalo Trace Bourbon, Salted Caramel, Black Walnut
As with all of our GoodPeople events, please make an effort to meet 2 new people ~ 10 minutes or so (&/or reconnect with friends :) Lots of new friendships, projects & more in store.
Non-members may bring up to 2 guests for this special event
This Weeks Whisky Business
Going back to Scotland and paying a little visit to an old friend:
Highland Park 18
"A perfect expression of harmony, complexity and refinement, VIKING PRIDE combines honey sweetness with delicious hints of cherries wrapped in chocolate, and subtle top notes of aromatic peat smoke.
Named ‘best spirit in the world’ in the Spirit Journal, on two separate occasions, the intense balance of the flavours found in VIKING PRIDE owes everything to our five traditional keystones of production, honoured for over 200 years. Slow-burning, aromatic peat from Hobbister Moor; hand turned floor maltings, Sherry seasoned European oak casks, cool maturation in our temperate island climate and a long and unhurried harmonisation process. Like our founder, Magnus Eunson, we share our Viking ancestors’ commitment to skilled craftsmanship as well as their proud, independent spirit."
As always, join us for a little education on Highland Park 18, as well as tasting why Viking Pride is the definition of Highland Park 18!
Tasting from 6pm-8pm or until bottle is finished!!
Join Member Pirouz Nilforoush @ Modernist for his birthday!
Wish this Amazing Member Happy Birthday this Friday and get your Weekend started off right! With Crafty Concoctions, Groovy Music, and Awesome People!
link posted below ~ Check her out!
Join us for Drinks and Feel Good Music with Lady Sha!
DJ set from 10pm-12pm
See you all Sunday