Diners at a London pop-up restaurant sat down on 3D printed chairs, to eat 3D printed meals with 3D printed cutlery at the revolutionary venture, last week. For three days, Food Ink took up temporary residence in Shoreditch to present the wonders and advancements of 3D printing to an amazed audience.
Food Ink co-founder Anthony Dobrzensky said ‘I knew intuitively that it would be easy for a lot of people—people who love food—to be sceptical of this. I only wanted to do this project if the food could be outstanding and I don’t want to substitute chefs. I wanted to work with them to see how we could work with the technology to bring out the best in each other”
The creators’ main aim is to create tasty and gourmet foods and it is essential to them that the food is of high standard and nutritious. The founders are eager to suggest the possibility of engineering food to create healthier and more enriched products.
‘This food is made from all-natural ingredients and is more healthy and nutritious than food in other restaurants. We make a paste of naturally medicinal plant, flowers, and herbs from the hills outside Barcelona—very potent and very healthy—and combine that with the other ingredients in the ‘cartridge. You can make things as vitamin-enriched as you want,’ in an interview with Munchies.vice.com.
The restaurant seated 10 diners who paid over £250 a head for a nine-course menu, printed while they watched. During the day, the restaurant opened as a museum for the technology, where visitors could examine the art of 3D printing and observe the printers and pens at work.
The pop-up restaurant will be appearing in many European cities in the following months including Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin and Rome. Food Ink will be hitting New York at the end of the year.