From the boys who created a miniature golf course made up of entirely of cake on the rooftop of one of London's busiest department stores comes another eccentric experience that will marry a drive-thru with fine food, marble and a light show.
Details are scarce so far on the Mercedes Drive-Thru project, but if the previous work of food artists Sam Bompas and Harry Parr is anything to go by, odds are the art installation/food project will likewise be a strangely whimsical experience.
For London Fashion Week, the duo has been enlisted to mount an experimental, sensory experience in the 40-meter-long marble driveway beneath the Selfridges department store. Among other things, the drive-thru will feature a revolving restaurant, a troupe of rollerskating waitresses, a pulsating light show that illuminates as cars drive through, and “emotionally compelling food.”
“I guess the experience will be like going through a grand hotel through hyperspace with the clash and clamor of lighting and marble and fine foods,” explained Bompas in a video. “Should be pretty wild.”
The menu, meanwhile, will reflect "in-car" dining.
The duo has also created food projects like A Culinary Odyssey, which imagined the foods of the future such as in-vitro meat, genetically modified foods, and the “physical, biological and astronomical possibilities of cocktails and canapés.”
The Mercedes Drive-Thru will open September 14-16 and tickets are £40 (€50). Entries are scheduled.
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