Food Artists Bompas & Parr Make Bespoke Cocktails Based on Your DNA
These cocktails could not be more biologically bespoke.
March 16, 2015
The dynamic duo behind the lava-powered barbecue and 'anatomical whisky tastings' have something new and wonderfully creepy up their sleeve. Masters of blending gastronomy and performance art, Sam Bompas and Harry Parr have unveiled their latest project: the pop-up PharmaCafe in Dubai, a cafe which serves bespoke 'cocktails' based on your DNA.
Entering Bompas and Parr's futuristic pop-up cafe, set up at the 2015 Museum of Future Government Services exhibition, visitors have their hand scanned for DNA. Then, lab coat-wearing 'bartenders' pair your genetic make-up with just the right medicinally beneficial ingredients; from rosemary and turmeric to chamomile and violet. According to LSN, violet can be used as an antiseptic, and turmeric gives your BDNF hormone a little boost — it's all down to optimising benefits according to your DNA. Whatever you're want for is whacked in a glass and served as a restorative health mocktail — something much more beneficial to your person than those Long Island Iced Teas you've been healthily guzzling.
The PharmaCafe is just one of the creepily mindblowing projects happening at the 2015 Museum of Future Government Services show, a project by the Prime Minister’s Office of the UAE and directed by Tellart. The exhibition explores the future possibilities of travel, healthcare, education and urban services — featuring real and totally weird prototype services like smart mirrors that assess your appearance. Including the PharmaCafe, the first-of-its-kind exhibition features projects by over 80 designers, technologists and futurists from nearly 20 countries, like Specular, SOFTlab, Future Cities Catapult, Idee und Klang and Octo.