The Future of Eating Out
March 16, 2009 10:31 AM Subscribe
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restaurant in London's fashionable SoHo district isn't known for its splendid food or accommodating waitresses. Instead, this new Asian fusion eatery is getting raves for its use of a touch pad-projection system
that allows diners to send food orders directly to the chefs and makes the dining experience fully interactive. It's all one graphic application
, with new iconography for signs and menus, graphic wallpaper and tablecloths, shopfront etched patterns and illuminated screens.
Every table at Inamo
has its own image projector, meaning every person essentially gets to eat off a giant computer screen. This allows the restaurant to offer several interesting experiences, like selecting the mood of the table by choosing between different "place mat" images and videos
While you're waiting for your meal to arrive, you can click on a kitchen camera that let's you see your food being prepared, play different types of computer board games, and when you're done, you can separate bills and boot up a map to figure out your next destination.