The experience, which tells the story of Marco Polo, will take guests on a journey through flavours, ingredients, sights, sounds and tastes using 3D visual technology.
Launching on Friday 20 October at TT Liquor in Shoreditch, diners watch the exploits of a tiny animated chef during a projector-based show.
Called Le Petit Chef, guests will journey from Marseilles to Arabia, India, the Himalayas and China.
The show will take place right under each guest’s knife and fork. As well as a tiny-sized chef moving around the table, you experience birds, boats, and fire-breathing dragons flying over their plates.
The dishes showcase all the very best from their host countries, from earthy tagines to fusion desserts, all accompanied by bespoke wine and cocktail parings with each course.
Accompanying the menu will be clever props, soundtracks and scents, allowing guests to breathe the icy air of The Himalayas one moment and feel hot and heady in an Arabic souk the next.
The concept and character of Le Petit Chef was created in the studio of the Belgian artist collective Skullmapping, founded in 2010 by the award-winning filmmaker Filip Sterckx and owner Antoon Verbeeck. Visual Mapping, usually seen as huge projections at major events, is now available in miniature.
‘The 3D effect in our videos is often thought of as a hologram or a 3D projection. In fact, however, it is a normal projection. We use special optical techniques, length distortions from the right angle to produce the effect or illusion of 3D,’ says Sterckx.
Dinner Time Story is currently running in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Berlin and Belgium, and expansion plans for China and Scandinavia are already underway.