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The Smallest Chef in the World Comes to London

SEEN is ever-tireless in its search to bring Londoners dining new experiences in the capital. So we were intrigued to learn of Le Petit Chef, presented by Dinner Time Story. This experience details the exploits of a tiny animated chef in a multi-sensory projector-based dinner show.

Set to launch in October 2017 with its Silk Road pop-up dining experience: ‘Le Petit Chef – In the Footsteps of Marco Polo’, diners will journey in the footsteps of the renowned explorer from Marseilles to Arabia, India, the Himalayas to China, via the use of 3D cutting-edge technology, plus storytelling with flavours, ingredients, sights, sounds and tastes.

Nadine Beshir, Dinner Time Story’s producer is looking for the right venue for this unique event. It will run for three months and is already wowing audiences in Dubai and the United Arab emirates.

During the show (there’s no other word for it), diners sit at tables as they would in an ordinary restaurant. Each guest faces their very own 3D animated show, on their tablecloth, right under their knife and fork. Their very own ‘petit chef’ will be moving around the table, muttering in French and cooking up a storm. Guests will experience birds, boats and fire-breathing dragons fly over their plates.

As you would expect, Dinner Time Story will be featuring an innovative menu alongside clever props, soundtracks and scents. Guests will breathe the icy air of the Himalayas, feel heady in an Arabian Souk and share it all with their fellow diners.

Le Petit Chef was created by the Belgian artist collective Skullmapping. Filmmaker Filip Sterckex and owner Antoon Verbeeck utilise the technology of Visual Mapping (more usually seen as projections on a large scale) to create their miniature character and his culinary exploits.

Personally, SEEN can’t wait. Dinner Time Story is packing them in nine times a week at the World Trade Club in Dubai, and twelve times a week at the Ritz Carlton in Abu Dhabi. Scandinavia and China are also on the horizon. We’re looking forward to seeing who hosts them in London.

You can see Le Petit Chef in action here:

Seen this week

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Fever-Tree’s Very Own Gin School 

London has always had an enthusiastic relationship with gin; right from the days when the water was undrinkable, gin has become the city’s tipple of choice. Imagine SEEN’s joy therefore, when we heard that this month, gin and tonic experts, Fever-Tree, is launching its very own Fever-Tree Gin School.

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Bufle: Launch of the Bubble-Waffle

SEEN has heard much of the phenomenon of the Asian Bubble-Waffle and thus was very keen to sample this Hong Kong import for herself. My guest and I found ourselves in a bright, buzzy bar/café with tables and plenty of counters and high stools. It’s in Rupert Street, between Soho and busy Leicester Square.

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Arthur Hooper’s Weekend Brunch

SEEN has been a huge fan of Arthur Hooper’s since their May opening. It’s handily located close to Borough Market (where much of their ingredients are sourced), so it is with great delight that we hear weekend brunches are now on the menu too.

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Adam Prince King’s New Single

SEEN has been enjoying the latest offering from London native and lyrical pop artist Adam Prince King, who has announced the release of his new single ‘Before The Sun Goes Down’. The single is the follow-up to his debut hit ‘Flamingos’, which went viral upon its release in 2016.

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Arclinea and B&B Italia at the London Design Festival 2017

SEEN keenly anticipates this year’s London Design Festival, taking place from 16th – 24th September. Not least because B&B Italia will launch their partnership with Arclinea high-end designer kitchens. The brand will also celebrate the UK debut of its 2017 collections, including the 20th anniversary edition of the iconic Charles seating system; all to be revealed with a new look for its B&B Italia London store on Brompton Road.