What a diner wearing a virtual reality mask sees at a VR dining experience created by Aerobanquets.
Restaurants are constantly searching for the next big dining trend — could it be eating in virtual reality?
Hannah Kulczak and her boyfriend Rigo Deleongovea, self-described millennial “foodies” from California and video game enthusiasts, went in search of an answer to this question on a recent trip to New York City. They decided to celebrate a birthday with a meal they couldn’t see in reality. The couple, along with this writer, were dining companions at a virtual reality meal experience hosted by The James Beard Foundation.
Over the course of an hour, seven small courses were served in what the organizers describe as a “virtual and augmented reality art and dining experience” — at a price of $125. After a glass of champagne and a brief lesson on how to eat from the “food vessel” — throw the food back like a shot without spilling it all over the place — the…