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Virtual Little Chef


If the drama of an open-plan restaurant kitchen isn’t quite immersive enough, how about watching a two-inch-high chef attack a giant octopus, build a snowman made of ice-cream and chop up broccoli with a tiny chainsaw on the tablecloth in front of you? It’s a gastronomic performance people will soon be able to experience as ‘Dinner Time Story’ comes to London – a pop-up dining experience where Masterchef meets MinorityReport. Customers witness a 3D-animated chef projected onto their tables, ‘preparing’ the dish before their eyes. Fire breathing dragons, flocks of birds and speedboats all form part of the virtual theatrics – the food that gets served is reassuringly real.

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