Now, a 3D printed meal pops up! FOOD
Up for filling your plate with some 3D printed food? We’re not kidding, guys! A new pop-up restaurant is set to open in the British capital of London this summer, which plans to serve food made by 3D printers.
London is something of a specialist in the pop-up restaurant scene, with an increasingly crazy array of dining concepts springing up all over the city. Recent popups include an owl café and a naked restaurant. And if the waiting list for this naturist eatery is anything to go by, London’s pop-up business is definitely booming. The latest concept offers another offbeat option for curious food lovers.
At Food Ink, diners take their seats on 3D-printed chairs before tucking into a meal created by the same kind of machines. The 3D printers, supplied by a Dutch firm, will make hummus, chocolate mousse and pizza dough. In fact, they can make anything that takes the form of a paste, which is then shaped and accompanied by regular foods. The pop-up will serve nine courses, concocted by a team of chefs, artists and technicians at a restaurant in Shoreditch, East London, set to open for just three days, July 25 to 27. The experience will be very short-lived, but the event will also be livestreamed.
The restaurant, which claims to be the first of its kind worldwide, started life in Venlo, in the Netherlands, back in April. Rather than seeking gastronomic heights, the concept aims above all to give food fans a glimpse into the future of food and cookery. The pop-up’s founders will be touring their concept throughout the world over the coming months.