Flavorful World’s Friday Fourplay offers up a bite-sized tidbit of info on each of the four food- and drink-related things we found most interesting each week.
France’s Ratatouille Restaurant
Given that the Pixar movie debuted way back in 2007, I’m shocked that this didn’t come about sooner. As opposed to a highly intelligent rat with a perfect palate, Le Bistro de Remy’s menu was developed by world-renowned chef Paul Bocuse. Chef Bocuse is also a managing partner of this Disneyland Paris establishment scheduled to open alongside a Ratatouille-themed ride later in 2014.
Japan’s Apple Burgers and Booze
The “BK Ringo” is a new Burger King menu item that admittedly called to mind a different mental snapshot when I first read the words “Apple Burger.” It consists of a beef burger that swaps out tomato slices for grilled apple slices and punches up its mayonnaise topping with cinnamon. Sounds like something I’d try in a heartbeat if it existed in any Burger King near me (sure I could slap apple slices into a plain burger anytime I please, but that isn’t and will never be the point.) More interesting from where I sit is the availability of beer and cocktails at Burger King Japan locations. One only hopes the drinks get names as whimsical as the sandwiches do.
Valentine’s Day on $100K
It’s good to be wealthy (not that I would know from personal experience, but it certainly seems good.) Here’s the latest eating experience that will likely fall within monetary reach of precious few people reading this. For just under $100 grand, Michelin-starred British chef Adam Simmonds will come to your house and prepare his special Valentine’s Day dinner of pearl-filled South-Sea oysters, Confit Foie Gras, and others delicacies. Premium wine will flow as well while you and your honey enjoy live music, romance poetry, and watch a dozen white doves take wing. True love…
Bangkok’s Samurai Waiter Bot
Sure, go on. Send your plate back to the kitchen at Hajime restaurant. Hand it back to a server with the combat skills of a samurai and the inhuman strength of a robot, dancing or not. I dare you. Thanks to Robert Eik for sharing this video on YouTube. We’ve been warned…