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VIP Launch of Food Ink - The World's First 3D-Printing Restaurant
Mon, 25 Jul 2016, 19:30 – Wed, 27 Jul 2016, 22:00 BST
By now you've heard of 3D-printing, but did you know that you could soon be downloading dessert and getting that pizza delivered by email?
Presenting Food Ink - The World's First 3D-Printing Restaurant.
At our 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.
Our official World Premiere takes place this July 25-26-27 at 8 Dray Walk in Shoreditch, in the heart of London's creative and high-tech epicentre.
At 8 PM each evening, an exclusive gathering of 10 guests will be seated at our 3D-printed dinner table to enjoy the world's most futuristic gourmet experience.
Our VIP guests will be treated to a one-of-a-kind, nine-course, multi-sensory food experience with wine pairings, prepared by master chefs Joel Castanye and Mateu Blanch, and produced via live real-time 3D-printing right in front of our guests' eyes.
Chef Castanye runs one of Spain's most acclaimed new restaurants, La Boscana, and he worked previously for many years at the legendary Michelin 3-star elBulli when it was ranked the number one restaurant in the world for a record five times.
The Food Ink VIP Launch is also livestreamed online to the world, so even those unable to secure a seat at the table can still marvel at the exquisite creations being magically 3D-printed right before their eyes. Our lucky guests, however, will be a part of history as they enjoy a literal front row seat at this revolutionary moment in fine dining.
The Food Ink experience is made possible through our collaboration with Founding Partner byFlow, the inventor of the world's first portable multi-material 3D-printer.
Our tables, chairs and lamps are some of the world's first functional 3D-printed furniture, created specifically for our restaurant by Zaha Hadid's former protégé Arthur Mamou-Mani and unveiled for the first time on our opening night.
Guests will be also dining with fully 3D-printed utensils designed by Polish artist Iwona Lisiecka. 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.
This is the first time in the world that any initiative involving 3D-printed food has ever been executed with so many elements and anywhere approaching this level. This event represents a major step forward in technology, food, and design, all in a single evening, and we are delighted to share this historic occasion with our very special guests.