Now here’s one thing the restaurants in Tennessee have on the restaurants in your town:
Tables and plates that turn into movie screens.
An extremely visual, six-course feast called Dinner Time Stories just opened in Nashville this past weekend, with plans to offer such pleasures to New York and LA in the months ahead.
Using digital 3D mapping technology, the diners’ menu and surrounding table serves as a canvas telling the story of Le Petit Chef, a sort of 3-D cartoon/anthropomorphized Ratatouille, as he traces the travels of Marco Polo in putting his menu together. With each chapter comes a magical display of changing decorations, patterns, props and visuals.
The movie, which cleverly winds its way around your plates, bowls and flatware in a tapestry of changing moods and locales, parallels a two-hour meal that touches upon similar themes of world exploration, with similarly artful and interactive courses that ends on a smoking dessert that guests will activate themselves.
Originally hailing from Europe, the show has previously touched down in London, Cairo, Berlin and Abu Dhabi. Nashville-based Go West Creative is planning to bring it to other U.S. cities following its March 17 closing date in Tennessee.
In the meantime, check out the video below from a past dinner: