A Tokyo restaurant called Fresh Pasta Monster is serving a "Shaved Ice Fresh Pasta" for a limited time to beat the summer heat. The dish is comprised of fresh pasta topped with frozen tomato sauce.
Kirin has launched a machine in Japanese restaurants that freezes the head of the beer into something that resembles soft-serve ice cream.
The frozen head -- made only of beer without any added ice or water -- will keep the beer cold for at least 30 minutes. This exceeds the average of the 22 minutes it takes drinkers to finish a pint according to a Kirin survey (Japanese imbibers must sip their beer very slowly).
Watch the video to see how one is made (scored to "New York, New York"):Read More >
In praise of Grand Central Station's Oyster Bar and Le Train Bleu at the Gare de Lyon in Paris, "grand invitations to a railway journey, however long or short."
Reader Oskar Alegria sent in this short video he filmed which explores the parallels between architecture and cuisine at Le Dauphin, the new Paris resaturant designed by Rem Koolhaas and helmed by acclaimed chef Inaki Aizpitarte. The video is a part of a documentary about chef Aizpitarte. I have no idea what the French guys are talking about, but the images sure are beautiful.