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Restaurant Tue Mar 23 2010

Moto Prepares To Serve Up Future Food

Last night at Moto, Scientist/chef/delightful nerd combo Ben Roche and Homaru Cantu hosted the premiere for their new Planet Green series, "Future Food." Staff served appetizers like cigars (pulled pork sandwiches wrapped in leaves, banded in edible paper, and served in a tray of sesame seed ash) and FedEx envelopes filled with what appeared to be packing peanuts, but which tasted like popcorn. Visual/gustatory discombobulation was the theme of the first episode as well -- the chefs tried to turn watermelons into tuna and commit other sleight-of-taste-bud tricks to convince Chicagoans their faux seafood was the real deal. The show works around these "Mythbusters"/reality television quests and challenges for the hosts as well as the quirky kitchen staff. The show also spends a good amount of time in and around Chicago landmarks, including a future episode's cook-off in front of the MCA. Book your table at Moto now if you want to get in before the foodie rush...some pictures after the jump.

(For more pictures and details, check out Kim Moldofsky's excellent write-up and pictures over at Scrambled Cake.)


The edible menu for the evening.


The staff chats it up in the kitchen while some foie gras cupcakes are prepared in the background.


The staff shows off their LARPing gear for the occasional attack on Otom.

 

Kim / March 23, 2010 12:46 PM

Thanks for the shout-out. I've linked back to your post, as well.

I agree that Moto is going to get very crowded, very soon. Some of the staff told me that their traffic has already tripled some nights since the show has been announced.

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