25-26-27 July 2016
The world’s first 3D-printing restaurant opens its doors to an exclusive group of guests on three consecutive evenings at 8 Dray Walk in Shoreditch.
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.
On Tuesday 26 July and Wednesday 27 July from 2 PM – 6 PM, Food Ink is open to the public to come sample 3D-printed snacks, get hands-on with our 3D-printers and 3D-pens, relax on our 3D-printed furniture, and explore our exciting futuristic environment.
On Monday 25 July, Tuesday 26 July, and Wednesday 27 July, we host an exclusive gathering of 10 dinner guests who will join us at our 3D-printed dinner table at 8 PM to share the world’s most futuristic gourmet experience.
Our dinner guests will be treated to a one-of-a-kind, nine-course food experience prepared by top 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 elBulli when it was ranked the number one restaurant in the world for a record five times.
The event is also livestreamed online to the world, so even those unable to secure a seat at the table can still marvel at the tasty creations being magically 3D-printed right before their eyes.
Our Founding Partner is 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.
Our guests will be also dining with fully 3D-printed utensils custom-designed for us by Polish artist Iwona Lisiecka and 3D-printed by BCN3D Technologies. Drinks and treats are sipped and scooped from 3D-printed cups and plates 3D-printed by WASPVirtual reality headsets, wall-to-wall visual projections and AI-composed music together provide an immersive environment and a 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, and it represents a major step forward in technology, food, and design, all in a single event.
The goal of Food Ink is to use the universal language of food as a fun and accessible way to promote awareness about the amazing possibilities of 3D-printing and other promising new technologies. Our 3D-printing dinner series serve as a platform for a public conversation about how these emerging technologies are rapidly challenging and changing the way we eat, create, share and live.
Food Ink is a completely new type of theme restaurant and an innovative food technology brand created by Antony Dobrzensky. Our London launch is only the beginning and we are soon bringing this extraordinary new restaurant format to a number of other innovative cities around the world.