Dinner Time Stories brings a two-hour-long immersive culinary dining experience, using innovative 3D projection-mapping technology to animate ‘Le Petit Chef’ – a 58-mm-tall animated character, who appears to be cooking guests’ meals on their plates.
At the beginning of the show, diners receive a blank storybook, which comes to life with optical illusion techniques, storytelling, sounds and aromas.
In ‘Au Natural’, Le Petit Chef gets back to nature and tells a story of enjoying the good things in life. The little Frenchman is popping up in all his pint-sized glory to take guests on a romantic venture into the countryside. They are invited to escape city stress and travel (from the comfort of their seats) as the character forages for the freshest, homegrown ingredients, trawls the deep for the jewels of the ocean, tends to his roosts and pastures for the most succulent cuts of meat, and finally, takes a journey to the arctic in search of the perfect dessert to thrill the taste buds.
It’s not just fun and holograms, though. Real food gets served too. All the ingredients of the six-course meal are creatively served in props and prepared by Executive Chef Kelly Nqobani Nonjinge. Beyond being an affordable way to travel the world, Paul Rouessart, owner of Dinner Time Stories SA and Le Petit Chef SA, promises that this is “the most eye-catching ‘meal’ you will ever see”.
Vegetarian, Halaal-friendly and Kosher-friendly meals with or without seafood options are available. A wine pairing upgrade is available at an additional cost of R345.00
Venue: Blueberry Hill Hotel, 3 Blueberry Street, Honeydew, Johannesburg
Time: Thu to Sun 6pm
Cost: From R1170