Trendy restaurants are increasingly looking for more unique ways to present their delicious creations. Such one example can be found at Quince, a San Francisco restaurant with three Michelin stars, where you can order truffle dish served on no less an iPad.
The dish served on an iPad is called “A Dog in Search of Gold” and described as white truffle croquettes on iPads playing videos of water dogs on the truffle-hunt.
“If you dine out at restaurants around the world, the days of eating on a certain style of plate are over with…” Quince chef Michael Tusk, a James Beard Award-winning chef, said in an email, explaining that he has lived in San Francisco for over 20 years and wanted to pay homage to the tech boom he’s witnessed.
“The idea was simply about taking the guest on a voyage to being out truffle hunting and then having a moment when the truffle is dug from the ground,” Tusk said. “Guests are curious and it allows a dialogue to begin and start the meal in a relaxed manner.”
Some tweeted concerns about potential hygiene issues, so Tusk explained that the food sits atop a custom sheath that’s cleaned after each order, so no food actually touches the iPad.
Apparently, this isn’t a new thing. Chefs in the United Kingdom have been serving dishes on iPads since at least two year, but the trend hasn’t really come to the United States in full force.