By now, we thought we’d seen it all. A naked restaurant? Check! A restaurant where you eat in the pitch black and are served by blind people? Check! But how wrong we were. Sure, by now you’ve heard of 3D-printing, but we bet you didn’t know that you could soon be downloading dessert and getting that pizza delivered by email? YUP! The world’s first 3D-printing restaurant is coming to London and we can’t wait. At this utterly unique and fully interactive “print-out pop-ups,” all the furniture, all the utensils — and yes, all the food! — is produced through live 3D-printing. Right before your very eyes.
Unsurprisingly, it’s not cheap: the dinner is only open to ten lucky guests per night and it’ll set you back a whopping £250 to be on the guest list. Eekk! But, if you’re not willing (or not able) to part with that much cash, Food Ink will also be hosting two public open days where visitors can sample 3D-printed snacks and have a go on the printers and pens themselves.
Joel Castanye and Mateu Blanch are the chefs behind the nine course extravaganza, which will be eaten using 3D-printed utensils designed by artist Iwona Lisiecka on 3D-printed chairs designed by Arthur Mamou-Mani. Virtual reality headsets paired with appetizers, wall-to-wall visual projections and AI-composed music altogether provide an immersive and thrilling glimpse of the future. And in other good news, the Food Ink VIP Launch (taking place next week) is going to be livestreamed online to the world, so even those unable to secure a seat at the table can still marvel at the genius creations being magically 3D-printed out of thin air. This, our futuristic foodie friends, is just the beginning…
Featured Image Credit: Food Ink