It’s no secret that San Francisco is obsessed with technology, and now it seems San Franciscans (it’s a word) have taken that obsession and used it as crockery.
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?
A dog in search of gold, Luke Bartels designed the enclosure which protects the iPad. Simply telling the story of a dog searching for truffles, a small snack to start dinner that includes a chestnut crisp and a celeriac, porcini and ricotta "truffle" dusted with porcini powder-we have done this dish two years straight
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?
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There you have it. An iPad as a way to serve food, educate, and stimulate.
Thank u Food Gods.