Food Ink – the 3D dining experience
Pop-up restaurants come and go, but Food Ink is one that you will not forget in a hurry. This is one of the world’s first restaurants with 3D-printed food. Everything on the menu will be created using 3D print technology, and it’s not just the food that will receive this treatment. The chairs, tables and lamps will also be 3D-printed!
Food ink is the creation of brother and sister Floris and Nina Hoff, their father Frits and their friend Jeanine Hendriks. They hope to eventually establish permanent 3D-printed food restaurants, where food is fun and diverse. However 3D-printed food is not just a gimmick. For people who have difficulty swallowing or chewing, this food could revolutionise the way they eat, making it possible for them to enjoy a gourmet restaurant experience.
Quirky Shoreditch pop-up
This pop-up gourmet restaurant is coming to Shoreditch from the 25th – 27th July. It will be open to the public from 2 – 7pm, giving everyone the chance to sample some 3D snacks and try out what may prove to be the gourmet restaurant of the future. In the evening, Food Ink will be hosting a nine-course exclusive dinner. The event will be live-streamed to those not lucky enough to be able to dine in person.
This event is part of a planned world tour for Food Ink, with other destinations including Berlin, Paris, Amsterdam and Tokyo.
How is the food created?
3D-printed foot works well with paste-like foods. These include hummus, dough, cheese and chocolate mousse. The food is loaded into cartridges and turned into layered structures. Other cooking techniques such as baking can then be applied. Food Ink's menu is not yet known, but it is expected to feature dishes that include air caviar, Caesar’s flower of life, steak tartar and 3D Boscana.