This Restaurant In San Francisco Is Using iPads As Plates

It IS a technological hub city after all…

Chef preparing Truffles

Featured at Michelin-starred restaurant Quince, chef Richie Nakono serves up a dish described as “white truffle croquettes on iPads playing videos of water dogs on the truffle-hunt.”

Yes, you read that right. 

It certainly looks magical

At Quince, this swanky appetizer comes served on an electronic tablet. It sounds wildly unhygienic (I know this because when I eat Cheetos and use my iPad, it’s messy) but there’s actually a clever trick to it. Owner Michael Tusk explains that there is a special iPad box, “the iPad slips in and out of the box. The food does not directly sit on top of the iPad at all.”

Ah, so like a looking glass? 

Preparing the iPad

Tusk continues, “living in San Francisco for over twenty years I have witnessed the tech boom and I wanted to combine a little bit of gastronomy with technology and a little bit of education.” By showing a short clip portraying the origins of their truffles, guests can see where their food comes from, and maybe even get a conversation flowing. 

The best part is you have to actually eat the food to best see the screen. Best of both worlds or what?


There you have it. An iPad as a way to serve food, educate, and stimulate. 

Thank u Food Gods. 


h/t: Cosmopolitan