Dining with the 3D twist

The table and plates are transformed into a place where miniature chef Gaston has adventures as he creates your meal.

Snowplanet has added some story telling magic to its 7Summits dining experience, bringing in the latest 3D technology.

Restaurant manager Nigel Stewart says that its animated show ‘3D Dining with Gaston’ is unique in Australasia. The restaurant is only the fifth in the world to offer a 3D experience, he says.

The investment included bringing in a projector from Belgium as well as special crockery from France, which is textured to capture the projected images.

The menu was designed specifically for the NZ palate and Snowplanet’s head chef Eder Marinho designed the way each dish is presented.

Each course of the gourmet meal is presented following a 3D, virtual version that comes to life telling an animated story on your plate and tablecloth.

Originally ‘3D Dining with Gaston’ was designed to be a shared experience, where a group of friends and family dine together but recently the option of a show for couples has also been introduced.

Nigel says the 1.5-hour dining concept would be a fun night out for Father’s Day. A Christmas themed experience will also be introduced.

The concept is the brainchild of Belgian artists Filip Sterckx and Antoon Verbeeck. It made its debut at the World Trade Club in Dubai, before becoming a popular dining experience in Belgium, England and Germany.


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