It has been a hurry-up-and-wait situation for chef-inventor Ian Kleinman, who's been champing at the bit to get his dessert emporium, the Inventing Room, open ever since he announced plans for a brick-and-mortar space to hold his laboratory of sweet experiments. But the big day is finally coming: The Inventing Room will open in the Ballpark neighborhood for a few tricks and plenty of treats on Halloween.
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The doors will open at noon on October 31, and Kleinman says he plans to keep serving liquid-nitrogen ice cream, exploding whipped cream and other flights of fancy until 10 p.m. that night. He'll also be giving away free nitrogen kettle corn all day to those who stop by.
The chef has been operating the Inventing Room as a catering company and educational food-science lab for kids for nearly a decade, but the new space will be his first chance to serve the public from his own kitchen since his days at O's Steak & Seafood in the Westin Westminster. In addition to hosting his dessert counter, the new Inventing Room will serve as home to Kleinman's doughnut pop-up breakfasts, dining space for his Gobblefunk dinner parties and a school field-trip destination for curious kids.