High Tech Food For The Sake Of High Tech Food
from the yeah,-but-how-does-it-taste? dept
In a story that reads like an April Fool's joke, the NY Times is talking about a restaurant in Chicago where the chef seems to spend much of his time trying to figure out ever more bizarre ways to use technology as part of the food and dining experience. This includes "sushi" that is printed on edible paper using an inkjet printer -- which can be a full dish or part of a (literally) edible menu. He's also trying to buy a powerful laser to cook things in an inside out way (seared tuna where the inside is cooked and the outside is raw, or bread where the crust is in the middle and the doughy part is on the outside). Other ideas include figuring out ways to make food levitate. All of this isn't exactly cheap, of course. A meal at his restaurant supposedly runs $240 per person -- and there doesn't seem to be much of an indication as to how good any of the food actually tastes. However, you get the feeling that people aren't going so much for the taste, as the bizarre surreal experience.