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Patrick Swayze
25-10-2012, 10:35 AM
any guesses what this would be? because I've just been invited to one.

yyaldrin
25-10-2012, 10:37 AM
It could be one of those restaurants that have no lights and are completely dark.

Ransbeeck
25-10-2012, 11:43 AM
Food's average, but it's presented in fancy cups. Bring your wallet.

Slothrop
25-10-2012, 11:55 AM
Doesn't actually taste very nice, but raises profound questions regarding what constitutes food and its role in late capitalist society.

paolo
25-10-2012, 01:55 PM
no clue

Slothrop
25-10-2012, 02:12 PM
It could be one of those restaurants that have no lights and are completely dark.
Friend-of-a-friend started a food fight in one of those...

Mr. Tea
25-10-2012, 02:56 PM
The dishes playfully subvert traditional notions of the oppositional chef/diner binary and reject conventional ingredient paradigms. You can't tell what the hell anything is meant to be so each dish is presented with a handy little bit of text that includes phrases like "...invites into a dialogue..." and "...explores the tension between...".

You leave without having frankly the slightest clue what just happened, but having reassured yourself that you've done something pretty highbrow and challenging.

NATO
25-10-2012, 03:07 PM
No idea, but as soon as I saw the thread title I let out a silent groan and rolled my eyes.

Whatever it is sounds awful.

Patrick Swayze
25-10-2012, 07:17 PM
maybe they pump the food in via some sort of reverse enema, calling into question the entire concept of 'dining'.

ftr if this is the case I will not be attending.

Mr. Tea
25-10-2012, 08:37 PM
maybe they pump the food in via some sort of reverse enema, calling into question the entire concept of 'dining'.

If that's the case they're behind the curve on this one as South Park did that about ten years ago.

Edit:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ez8wH827Dog&feature=related

Patrick Swayze
25-10-2012, 09:31 PM
tonight, we feast on ideas.

Mr. Tea
25-10-2012, 10:35 PM
A few years ago I listened with horror as I heard myself say to a friend, "Is Heston Blumenthal the Slavoj Zizek of contemporary cuisine?".

In my defence I was very high at the time.

you
28-10-2012, 03:35 PM
Starters

Cacao-peanut log - I globally generated epitome of savoury and sweet juxtapositionings, presented without the archaic and inhibitive structures of traditional dining.

Mains

bi-fried, 3-fat pomme-de-terre fragments. A selection of super-soft simplistically constructed carbohydrate morsels presented within in organic and breathable recycled materials. Our unique cooking protocol and insistence upon a deconstructed conveyance reduces this established british staple to it's height.

Desserts

Fruit-Gelatin morsels accompanied with a non-alcoholic caramelised sugar carbonated cocktail. Flavour variants of each FGM can be traced back to particular natural drupes and poly-achenenites by endo-mermorial references alone.

Mr. Tea
29-10-2012, 12:42 AM
There is a superb chapter in Harry Hill's Flight From Deathrow called 'Dinner at Nobby's' that pretty much fits the bill here. The idea is that it's London's most exclusive new restaurant, with a star-studded waiting list a year long before it's even opened. Diners have to submit a cheek swab beforehand so the kitchen/lab can produce dishes matching their genetic profile; the first course is entirely vaporous and has to be inhaled; the second course consists of live sea turtles that the diners have to catch, kill, butcher and cook themselves, and so on.

When I get home I'll see if I can dig out a few choice passages. Seriously funny shit.

IdleRich
29-10-2012, 02:07 PM
"If that's the case they're behind the curve on this one as South Park did that about ten years ago."
Doesn't the main character in Against Nature by Huysmans start taking his food that way as a final rejection of normality?
Plus it seems some people I know have been taking their pills conceptually for yonks.

crofton
29-10-2012, 05:40 PM
Isn't there a Bunuel film where they all sit round a table having a shit then go into little closets to eat in private?

IdleRich
29-10-2012, 06:20 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgDfd7GUQHs
Doesn't the same thing happen in The Phantom of Liberty too?

IdleRich
29-10-2012, 06:24 PM
Seems like it does - did he just re-use the scene?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgDfd7GUQHs

Edit - that was the wrong link there, should have been this

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Phantom_of_Liberty


The professor continues, using a dinner party at his friends’ house to illustrate a point he is making. We then cut to the ‘dinner’ party which is being held in a modern bourgeois apartment. The guests are seated around the table on flushing toilets. They politely discuss various issues around the topic of defecation whilst publicly using the toilets that they are sitting on. When a guest is hungry, he excuses himself and retires to the dining room, a private cubicle, to eat food.

Mr. Tea
29-10-2012, 08:04 PM
Ha, that's fucking brilliant.

crofton
30-10-2012, 05:00 PM
ah yes that's it.

Patrick Swayze
25-11-2012, 08:05 PM
so my friend arrived to find out they hadn't displayed his pictures of people eating nutella out a pot because of the smell.

turned out the brown substance smeared on their hands and faces were his um faeces.

they were actually quite good pictures though.

paolo
26-11-2012, 09:36 AM
jesus christ

you
30-12-2012, 12:44 PM
bump (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20836616)

rubberdingyrapids
18-02-2013, 12:33 PM
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/23/dining/restaurants-turn-camera-shy.html?_r=0

i didnt know restaurants could ban people taking photos.
if only cinemas and concert venues could ban people from getting their phones out too.

Sick Boy
26-02-2013, 02:28 AM
If that's the case they're behind the curve on this one as South Park did that about ten years ago.


And Luis Buñuel did it 40 years ago! Albeit with less panache.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfdJCpL1CUk