Tiny chefs don’t often find work.
The steaks are just too high.
But this particular hyper-diminutive food-smith has no such problem. And after a stratospherically successful launch in the UAE earlier this year, Le Petit Chef is now coming to London’s TT Liquor for a three month popup. So what exactly is it? Well…
Your table will have a bewilderingly clever projector hanging above it – that projector will use optical illusion trickery to paint your table, place setting, and plate with vivid 3D-mapped objects, colours, and patterns, as well as the inch-high Le Petit Chef.
They’ve promised “birds, boats, and fire-breathing dragons” will all fly over your plate, and the immersion will be buttressed by soundtrack, props, and scents, meaning you’ll breathe the icy air of The Himalayas one moment, and feel hot and heady in an Arabic souk the next.
The Chef himself is the wee character who’ll be ‘cooking’ all six of your courses over the course of two hours. His story – and the dishes themselves – will follow the journey of Marco Polo, starting in the chef’s home town of Marseille – for dishes like foie gras terrine with onion chutney and brioche stick – before moving onto Arabian and Indian markets (with meze dishes served with small shisha pipe), and delivering the likes of prawns with red curry in China and up Mount Everest.
After which, hopefully, he will rest.
NOTE: Le Petit Chef runs until the end of February at TT Liquor. You can find out more, and make a reservation at their website right HERE.
OTHER NOTE: It really is a weird concept, so you should probably take a look at this video…
TT Liquor | 17b Kingsland Road, E2 8AA
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