Technology is rapidly changing the way we function in everyday encounters, including how we dine at restaurants. Quince, an upscale French restaurant in San Francisco, has found a way to bridge the gap between fine dining and technology by serving up a signature dish on top of an iPad instead of plates. You're probably wondering how this all works without overheating and destroying the iPad screen, but luckily one of the restaurant chefs, Michael Tusk, revealed the magic behind the high-tech service in a recent Facebook post.
"The iPad and the custom walnut box it rests in combine a little bit of gastronomy, technology, education and whimsy," Tusk wrote. "As to the construction and design of the box we commissioned local wood worker and friend Luke Bartels to create a housing for the IPad — a simple frame with a plexi glass cover that protects the screen. The food does not directly sit on top of the iPad," Tusk assured, adding, "The removable plexi sheath is washed and sanitized after every use in keeping with all other plate ware."
The iPad experience comes with a dish called "A Dog in Search of Gold" which is essentially a video that plays on the screen showing a Romagnolo dog in search of truffle underneath the meal.
"The idea was simply about taking the guest on a voyage to being out truffle hunting and then having a moment when the truffle is dug from the ground," Tusk said in a statement to Thrillist. Keep reading to see what the unusual yet creative iPad dish looks like ahead.