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A Restaurant And Museum Have Teamed Up For A Unique Food And Fashion Experience

Photo: Tangata Restaurant

From now until July 14, fashion and food converge in spectacular fashion at Tangata Restaurant at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana. In celebration of the renowned couture fashion exhibit by internationally recognized Chinese fashion designer Guo Pei, Tangata Restaurant has created a limited Guo Pei-inspired menu that combines ingredients, flavors and design to complement Pei’s artistry. It’s a pairing of fashion and culinary creativity that should not be missed by fashionistas and foodies alike.

Known for her grand and opulent gowns (she created Rihanna’s trailing yellow Met Gala gown in 2015), Guo Pei is China’s most renowned couturière. Begin your visit by delighting in the detail and whimsy of her design, then sample Tangata’s special menu, designed to amplify your visual sensory experience through taste.

Art You Can Eat

The Golden Empress
Meyer lemon mousse, caramel Chantilly, cilantro coulis, sesame coconut crisp (served with a custom-made cookie)

Photo courtesy of Tangata Restaurant

Starter:
The Imperial Warrior
Duck confit, red Belgian endive, speckled lettuce, celeriac mousse, cara cara orange, baby fennel, spiced walnuts, champagne vinaigrette, $16.

Entrée:
The Dragon of Huánghǎi
Seared black cod, Chinese forbidden rice, roasted fennel, crispy rainbow carrot, pea tendril, $22.

Dessert:
The Golden Empress
Meyer lemon mousse, caramel Chantilly, cilantro coulis, sesame coconut crisp (served with a custom-made cookie), $9.


Tangata is open Sunday 11AM-3PM and Tuesday-Saturday 11AM-3PM. For information, call 714-550-0906.

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How this Design Firm Transforms Our Favorite Food Brands is Absolutely Breathtaking

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Buying snacks is never easy. All that packaging in the aisles can quickly become overwhelming.  There are simply too many mascots, bright colors, and flashy packaging clamoring for your attention.  When you consider that the “average person sees up to 5,000 ads” a day, you can imagine how exhausting it all becomes.

All of this could by cited as inspiration for Astrepo, a creative agency that released a photo series taking packaging down to a calmer place.  Minimalist versions of Nutella, Nesquik, and Tabasco sauce are only a few of the featured pieces, which show the progression from recognizable logos to more streamlined conceptual pieces.  The stark simplicity of each transformation a commentary on the folly of branding ideals.

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But what do you think? Do you prefer the minimalist versions, or the tried-and-true classics?

H/T First We Feast

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Intricate 3D-Printed Chair Crafted from Sugar and Sake

Degenerate Chair

3D food printers have recently started to gain popularity, as we’ve seen at CES and with those lifelike chocolate faces. But London-based designer Daniel Widrig has taken this edible art one step further with his Degenerate Chair creation.

The intricately-woven sculpture is made entirely from the designer’s own Z Corp 3D printing machine using a mixture of plaster, sugar and sake. While the chair’s elements are simple, the actual building process is quite complex. Widrig first modeled the chair using 3D tiling software and after perfecting its shape, it was broken down into high-res voxels, or three dimensional pixels. Because the printer couldn’t accommodate the entire chair, it had to be printed in three parts and put together separately. What resulted is no doubt strange and beautiful:

Degenerate Chair

Degenerate Chair

Widrig’s Degenerate Chair is currently on display in Orléans, France at the FRAC Centre through March.

H/T + Picthx PSFK

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Check Out This Badass Ketchup Dispenser

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This Ketchup Presser is an ingenious little invention that lets you squeeze out a ketchup packet using the same container that’s holding your fries. Gone are the days where you were caught in a dilemma of “worrying about contamination through the paper mats or soiled ketchup pillow packs,” claims Yanko Design.

Simply, fold, squeeze, dip & eat. Although, here’s a fun lil’ video to show you how it’s done:

Ketchup-Presser

H/T Laughing Squid + PicThx Yanko Design