But now this place is emerging as a future food destination. From December 29, James Beard House is going to host the virtual reality experience program 'Aerobanquets RMX'. Along with this, technology is also being served. In fact, in this program, people are given dinner headgear, which gives the eater to sit and sit at the table-chair, such a beautiful view and landscape that gives a feeling of the original atmosphere of the food served. It is like experiencing dinner in a magic world. The exhibition is the result of a partnership between Italian artist Matia Casalegno, restaurant writer Ronnie Mazumdar and chef Chintan Pandya of New York's Rahi & Adda. Through this unique experiment, all three raise the question whether what you just felt was like eating food or the experience of an art exhibition, is it the future of eating out that is going to come in front of us in the coming years and really What is the real meaning of eating food? Just filling the stomach or saturating your mind with the beauty of art.
How to eat with headgear
In this exhibition all diners are seated in a dark room with a round table. All are given headgear goggles. Before that they tell you how to eat in the virtual world. After sitting at the table, the dugginers move their fingers over the sensors in the food utensils placed there, and hold their necks back and seven different types of dishes that have to be eaten at once are offered. It is not told here what the seven types of food will be. Your hands look like a robot when you look through the headgear, giving the impression that you are eating them using them. The lower part of the body disappears when looking down. Plates and spoons are seen flying around the head but disappear as soon as they try to touch them.
The theme is change in food chain
This program has no specific theme or plot. But the chefs here are promoting it in the face of changes in our food choices for the future. At the same time, while eating food in the virtual world, the mushroom which you are eating is probably a flower cabbage. The morsel eaten as such meats can later be a new alternative to plant-based meats.
Food seems to be coming in the plates flying in the air, which gives a feeling of some science fantasy. As you raise the fork to lift something it turns into a spoon. Italian artist Matia Casalegno says that our motive is not just entertainment or feeding. Rather we want to inspire people to live in reality by removing them from the virtual world of their social media. And there is no better option than eating because we want to eat at least in reality. We want to make people feel the taste more deeply through virtual reality.
This exhibition is also inspired by the fact that technology has taken away from us the habit of eating according to the seasons. Whereas our traditional agricultural structure was made to feed us according to the season. There are also restaurants in Spain, Copenhagen and Washington that serve food and science together. Some of the specialty restaurants here are Molecular Gastronomy Foam, a liquid-nitrogen digestible dish served with a syringe. The food found here is the same common food which is being introduced in new forms through science and virtual reality. Some such restaurants feed food in the dark using dark or night vision techniques. At the same time, cocktail is also famous with augmented reality technology which looks like a rainbow when viewed from a mobile app.