The word adventure, for most people, brings to mind visions of mountain climbing, safaris, rescuing damsels in distress, and Indiana Jones. For me, I think FOOD. Let’s face it, there are some places that (for better or for worse) require a certain sense of adventure to dine there. Here are a few of NileGuide’s favorites:
Moto: In Chicago, the epicenter of the molecular gastronomy, Moto is the place to go for an adventure in food technology and what even qualifies as ‘food.’ Listed on the edible(!) menu are post-modern, multi-sensory concoctions by chef Homaro Cantu using mediums such as liquid nitrogen and Class IV lasers. Chili-Cheese Nachos as a dessert, made with chocolate and flash-frozen mango? Sounds like an adventure to me.
Nocti Vagus Dunkelrestaurant: Literally translating to ‘Darkrestaurant’, this Berlin restaurant is exactly that. To heighten the senses of taste and smell, elegant food is served by specially trained waitstaff in a totally dark dining room. To add to the adventure, Nocti Vagus Dunkelrestaurant regularly hosts musical performances.
Le Bec Fin: Philadelphia is home to a much-lauded mecca of French cuisine, Le Bec Fin. This is a restaurant frequented by foodies for faithfully created French delicacies featuring some seriously adventurous game; while they’re present on the menu, you don’t come here for any old chicken or beef. In any given season, enjoy crispy veal sweetbreads, guinea hen, escargots, Tasmanian salmon, tilefish, or spring rabbit.
KinderKookKafe: You don’t have to speak Dutch to figure out what this Amsterdam spot is all about: the staff is entirely children. Children over the age of five will serve dinner or high tea, not to mention cooking, bringing the bill, and bussing the tables!
Did I miss your favorite? Leave me a comment!