When the iPad first came out back in April, the main question on the minds of consumers and critics was what, exactly, the thing was for. It could do most of the stuff a laptop could do, but not as well (no keyboard, multitasking, Adobe Flash). It could do everything a smartphone could do, except make calls. Finally, the posh South Gate restaurant has figured out a real use for this hot tech gizmo: Custom Designed iPad Wine Lists.
Assuming that their wine-drinking customers are tech savvy, the restaurant has listed more than 650 bottles on their wine tablets. These iPads will dole out detailed information about the major wine regions and varietals at the touch of the button. Also it is programmed to automatically update the wine list as labels sell out.
The iPads will be available for diners to use, but if you’re like my dad, you can always have the sommelier handle your wine queries.
South Gate restaurant, with its iPad wine lists is located at 154 Central Park South in the Jumeirah Essex House, and offers modern American cuisine. The restaurant was designed by Tony Chi and features the cuisine of executive chef Kerry Heffernan.