Lonely Planet Writer

The world’s first 3D printing restaurant is going on a world tour

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In recent years, world cuisine has pushed the limits of innovation, creativity and design. Modern chefs now use a wide range of resources, both new and traditional to create unique and memorable meals.

Food Ink brings 3D printing technology to the dinner table.
Food Ink brings 3D printing technology to the dinner table. Image by Food Ink

And now it seems that the bar has been raised even higher, as the world’s first 3D pop up restaurant is going on a world tour.

A talented team of international chefs, artists and designers are responsible for the innovative idea.
A talented team of international chefs, artists and designers are responsible for the innovative idea. Image by Food Ink

Food Ink is a conceptual dinner series that will travel the world combining fine cuisine with technology and art to deliver a once in a lifetime experience. It offers a nine course tasting menu complete with wine pairing that is designed and implemented by an international team of chefs and artists. 3D printing technology is used to create visually stunning dishes right in front of diners’ eyes.

3D structures are used in unison with food to create stylish and new dishes.
3D structures are used in unison with food to create stylish and new dishes. Image by https://www.facebook.com/FOODINKPOPUP

The distinctive dining experience opened in London in June 2016 and has already hit Berlin and Barcelona with many more cities to come.

Food Ink offer a nine course tasting menu.
Food Ink offer a nine course tasting menu. Image by Food Ink

Food Ink will be serving full meals at night and stay open during the day to give people a chance to taste 3D printed snacks and to learn about how the printers function. Plans are underway to visit Dubai, Seoul, Rome, Tel Aviv, Paris, Amsterdam, Toronto, New York, Taipei, Las Vegas, Sao Paolo, Tokyo, Austin, Singapore, Los Angeles, Cape Town, Sydney and Reykjavik.

 

For more information, visit the Food Ink website.

This article was updated 14 December 2016.