A new pop-up in London is taking the concept of all-natural dining to a new level. According to Time Out, The Bunyadi—which is opening in June for three months—is offering diners a chance to get personal with their food—and fellow diners—by eating in the nude. Even the waitstaff will be nude, “with certain body parts covered up,” writes Business Insider. So sort of like Twin Peaks?
Even the menu features a naked theme. The pop-up is serving vegan and non-vegan dishes that are made with all-natural ingredients and cooking methods. Plus, the dishes are served on handmade clay plates and with edible silverware. Shockingly, the pop-up is not pulling a Sex and the City and serving food on a naked human.
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Seb Lyall, one of the people behind the restaurant, says that the idea is to “experience true liberation.” He adds, “People should get the chance to enjoy and experience a night out without any impurities: no chemicals, no artificial colours, no electricity, no gas, no phone and even no clothes if they wish to.”
For those who do want to experience the restaurant but prefer to eat with their clothes on, there is the option to dine in a separate section. But the concept has proven to be popular: At last count, 6,442 people have signed up for the chance to eat in their birthday suits.
This isn’t the first time a restaurant or food brand has turned to nudity to put bums in seats. Last year, Nestlé had naked baristas who were wearing nothing but body paint take over a coffee shop in New York City to help sell its all-natural creamer.
[via Time Out]