A pioneering culinary experience inspired by space, microbiology, artificial intelligence and hyper-intelligence will stir the senses of most curious diners at Expo 2020 Dubai, in a new concept - alchemical and futuristic - in a new concept designed to highlight the impact of AI on the future of dining.
The Future of Food: Epochal Banquet is an experience never seen beforeis a never-before-seen experience cooked up - as a perceptive / exploratory journey and at the same time as a recipe in which each ingredient is dosed with meticulous care - by Bompas & Parr, British design studio specializing in futuristic, as well as glamorous, multisensory experiences. The ground-breaking foodie adventure, created in collaboration with Expo 2020, scheduled from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022, will feature numerous world firsts, taking creativity, innovation and technology to a new level.
Diners will have the opportunity to taste super-light delicacies formed using the same technique that NASA uses to collect comet dust: edible creations that glow in the dark, flavour-changing desserts, ultra-rare ingredients, including new-to-the-plate plants and much more.
Multifaceted studio made up of designers, artists, chefs and 'alchemists' who "feed the mind and stomach", Bompas & Parr has risen to prominence with its jelly creations that take on architectural forms.
The immersive experience is inspired by the Novacene, a new era hypothesised by eminent 102-year-old scientist and inventor James Lovelock. The new age, he prophesises, will take over the Anthropocene era and introduce a future where robots and artificial intelligence will rule.
The diners will thus find themselves catapulted into the year 2320. As guests to the AI-curated Universal Museum of Food, they'll have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to explore the history of the world through food. Journey from caveman to spaceman as we feature extinct foods before taking a time-transcending journey over three spectacular paired courses designed to open your senses to the edible possibilities of future epochs.
The curated experience features a multi-course exploratory menu, designed to entertain and inspire, while exploring important themes involving the future of food, including how humans and artificial intelligence can combine to sustainably feed a growing global population and tackle food waste, as well as the implications for future nutrition.
A journey, guided with the help of cutting-edge technology and world-class performers, to discover if humans and AI can learn to live in harmony.
“Our World Expo is a global experience that will offer an endless journey of discovery – including through food and beverages” says Marjan Faraidooni, Chief Experience Officer Expo 2020 Dubai. “The Future of Food immersive experience is extremely exciting, offering foodies and the curious a world-first taste of the culinary experiences of tomorrow, while also delving into pressing global challenges based around food security and how innovation and food will combine in the future”.