What would the world be without Netflix? Certainly, our evenings would look a lot different if we didn’t have an endless supply of series and movies to watch. Maybe we’d have a library filled with great literature, maybe we’d invite friends over more frequently, maybe we’d spend more time talking to each other. Anyway, luckily (or not) for us, Netflix and other streaming services do indeed exist and provide us with some well appreciated entertainment in the evenings. And everyone has their favourite genre of things to watch, whether it’s science fiction movies, crime series or cooking shows.
If that last category of people applies to you, the subject of today’s article might well be of interest for you. Everyone who’s viewed a couple of cooking shows in their life knows that one, they make you hungry and two, they make you curious. Therefore, you better choose the time of you watching them wisely. No late-night binging allowed if you can’t deal with a midnight snack afterwards – you have to choose your priorities in life.
From screen to real life-dining
And if while watching those shows the only thing you’d wish to do is to actually taste those dished that are being prepared before your eyes (virtually, that is), Netflix has come with a new concept that has us intrigued. Netflix Bites, a pop-up restaurant located in Los Angeles, serves its customers some of the most popular dishes that originate from the streaming giant’s cooking shows.
“Netflix is already a destination for beloved food programming, from documentaries to competition shows. From episode to entrée, with Netflix Bites we are creating an in-person experience where fans can immerse themselves in their favourite food shows. We are excited to collaborate with these incredible chefs who will bring this vision to life and showcase an array of their delicious menus”, Josh Simon, Vice-President Consumer Products at Netflix stated.
At Netflix Bites, which will be opening its doors on June 30th for a duration of no more than two weeks, you’ll find dishes from Dominique Crenn (Chef’s Table), Nadiya Hussain (Nadiya Bakes), Ann Kim (Chef’s Table: Pizza), Rodney Scott (Chef’s Table: BBQ), Curtis Stone (Iron Chef: Quest for an Iron Legend) and Jacques Torres (Nailed It!), amongst others. However, don’t expect to run into them in the restaurant: the Netflix chefs only provide the recipes, on location the dishes are prepared by a whole different team of (anonymous) chefs.