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922 South Morton Street
Bloomington, IN, 47403
United States


Cardinal Spirits is a craft distillery in Bloomington, Indiana that specializes in producing extraordinary spirits from local ingredients.  

SOLD OUT [Food and Beverage Industry] Spice Blending with Lior Lev Sercarz of La Boîte

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SOLD OUT [Food and Beverage Industry] Spice Blending with Lior Lev Sercarz of La Boîte

  • Cardinal Spirits 922 South Morton Street Bloomington, IN, 47403 United States (map)


When it comes to spices, Lior Lev Sercarz is the guy. The best of the best. A revolutionary. A master spice blender and owner of the legendary La Boîte spice company in New York City, Lior's custom blends are a thing of dreams for big-deal chefs, at-home cooks and anyone in between who loves to eat and drink.

We'd love for you to meet Lior at a private event at Cardinal Spirits just for our food and beverage friends. We recently collaborated with Lior on our Terra Botanical Gin, and now we'd like to introduce him to other equally passionate makers who are giving the Midwest food and drink scene its edge.

Here's the plan:

- Spice blending demo and presentation from Lior. He'll answer the question everyone has after sticking their nose in a tin of one of his blends, or tasting a dish that has been seasoned with his spices: How does he do it? Secrets revealed! Knowledge bombs dropped! Minds blown! But also: Practical advice.

- Small bites and cocktails prepared with Lior's spices served throughout.

- Book signing for Lior's latest book, The Spice Companion, a magnificent, beautiful, keep-it-forever guide to more than 100 spices and how to use them in incredible ways.

- Tour of Cardinal Spirits distillery.

Notable chefs across the country consider Lior their go-to spice guy because he sources the best spices in the world and combines them like no one else does (Lior himself was a sous chef for Daniel Boulud before opening La Boîte). His spices coat the brisket at Momofuku Ssäm Bar. He has spice collaborations with Eric Ripert of Le Bernardin, and he created a custom spice blend for one of Brooklyn Brewery's beers. Our gin was his first work for a spirit.

Spices don't just bring a dish together, they bring people together, too. (Awwwwwww!) We hope to see you here at the distillery for this wonderful event.

About Lior Lev Sercarz

Lior Lev Sercarz is a chef, spice blender and owner of La Boîte, a biscuits and spice shop in New York City. Lior and La Boîte have been featured in publications including The New York Times, Vogue, In Style Magazine, Every Day with Rachel Ray, Food & Wine Magazine and the SAVEUR 100.

About Cardinal Spirits

Cardinal Spirits is a craft distillery in Bloomington, Ind. that makes vodka, gin, rum, whiskey, botanical liqueurs and more, entirely on-site. Our spirits are highly rated, award winning and delicious to drink because we choose to make them with the best ingredients, often sourced right here in Indiana, and actual botanicals and spices, never any coloring or flavoring extracts. Our spirits are found in 200+ bars, restaurants and retailers in Indiana and Kentucky...and soon, Illinois.