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What’s the difference between being ingenious and ludicrous? Not much apparently…
Going out for a nice meal has got to be one of the most traditional pastimes ever, doesn’t it? People have done it for years and for good reason… food is AWESOME and can often make you happier than any human could.
Plus, if you’re a true food lover, then you’re in luck these days because there’s just so much freakin’ choice too.
But, you might be thinking, what if my tastes are slightly more unorthodox? What if… I wanted a chocolate mudpie served in a plant pot? Or a cheese board complete with a mouse skeleton? Well, you’re in luck.
Check out these restaurants that have gone above and beyond (and then some) in an attempt to stand out from the crowd. Could you see yourself ever eating at any of these places?
1. Is it art? Is it food? No one knows.
This restaurant provides salad as part of a ripped-open Coca-Cola can. Which, serves a purpose aesthetically, but jeez that would hurt to eat.
2. Catching the rays
Why you might be asking, did they think this was a good idea? Well, it’s perfect if you’re feeling ‘peck’-ish. Or, maybe the chef was just ‘wing’-ing it that day. I’ll get my coat.
3. French onion soup… in an onion
Is this creative or straight-up bizarre? I’ll let you decide for yourself. One thing’s for sure though, if you’re not a fan of onions, definitely don’t order this.
4. Taquitos or cigars?
Very clever. You see, contemporary food doesn’t have to be ridiculous all the time.
5. Pizzas don’t grow on trees y’know
So apparently, this is a pizza. Although, it seems as if no one told the chef that because it looks nothing like it. It’s saving grace is that it does look pretty spectacular, even if you can’t figure out how to actually go about eating it.
6. Desert is served
Somebody somewhere thought serving miso in a flip-flop was a good idea. Or, they ran out of plates…
7. ‘Hand’ me some of that Caviar would you?
Well, it is expensive after all. So, why bother serving it on something as common as a plate at all. A mannequin hand oozes waaay more class.
8. Parma ham is served a little differently these days
They must be big fans of Lady Gaga.
9. This one’s going to take some explaining…
That is in fact, a meringue, served on what I hope is a freshly plumped and washed pillow, being magnetically levitated. Because why the heck not.
10. Appetising isn’t it?
Of course it is, it’s fish goo smeared across a floor tile after all. Looks just scrumptious!
11. ‘Mud’ pie
If you’re ever trying to decide where to go for dinner and think to yourself “I really fancy eating something that looks like a plant“, then…
12. Levitating cocktail
Now, I have to admit this one’s pretty cool. Don’t you think?
13. Hanging the Ravioli out to dry
Is this a case of being weird for the sake of it? Because it’s pretty freakin’ weird.
14. Just a little over the top
Normally if I see an injection, I’ll be running in the opposite direction 0.3 seconds later.
15. Sugar rush much?
These new -style deserts have got rotten teeth written all over them.
Besides, how are you supposed to eat the freakin’ things?!
15. Ever wanted your dessert served in a sink?
The debate as to whether the design of this dish is genius or madness is solely based on whether chocolate sauce comes out of that tap. Which, sadly, I very much doubt.
16. I really don’t know what’s going on anymore
That’s a Triceratops… with bits of food draped over it. The mind boggles.
17. They say dogs live a life of luxury…
I’m not sure there’s anything luxurious about eating food like this though. Customers should only be allowed to pick up the food with their mouths as well. Y’know, go hard or go home.
18. These deserts are just getting plain ridiculous now
But on a side note… how amazing does that cake look?
19. Sharing is caring
Plates are a thing of the past apparently.
20. Bread served inside a dead beaver
Ok, so this isn’t really the remains of a small furry mammal. But it sure looks like it. What’s more is, why would you want your food to come in it? Who is in charge of making these decisions?!
21. You can’t steal the glasses this way
This isn’t so bad if not a bit random. Perfect for a Halloween themed restaurant, if you’re into that kind of thing.
22. There’s being extra and then there’s this
These are french fries (obviously), one of the most commonly ordered food items in the world… served in a Pneumatic tube for absolutely no reason other than to impress you. Are you impressed?
23. Creme Brulee served in a dish so thin, you can’t actually fit any adult-sized cutlery in it
Are they being awkward on purpose? B*stards.
24. Food just gets served on anything these days
There’s not much imagination to this one. MUST TRY HARDER.
25. Mirror plates
Just what you need, a plate that forces you to watch yourself stuff your mouth with piece after piece of fattening cake until you hate the sight of your own face so much, you never return.
26. And the award for most pointlessly random dish goes to…
Raspberry ice cream on a stick, balanced in a hole drilled into a random piece of rock… I JUST WANT TO EAT NORMALLY.
Believe it or not, these are just a handful of the thousands of ‘contemporary’ dishes being served in restaurants across the globe. And, do y’know what? I bet there are some out there that make these ones look pretty commonplace too.