NF recommends this brilliant piece highly, while somewhere (lurking in the dark corners of cyberspace) the eminently wry William Gibson chuckles; and Tyler Cowen approves. Read the full piece at Eater.com: Meet the Hottest Restaurant of 2081.
Here's some sampling to whet your appetite:
Nova's exquisitely perfect reproductions of extinct fish are years beyond any other plant-based replication of seafood in the last decade—revealed him as a trailblazer in the medium of engineered protein.
... rumors are that with his second revivalist restaurant, Nova is pushing beyond optimized protein to a new horizon, one that has been uncharted for years: real meat.
Here are snippets from the interview with the Master Chef:
What I wanted to get back to again was this period of a certain kind of casual luxury, an era where everyone could afford to be inefficient, when eating meat was normal and natural, and we're taking the re-creation of that culture very seriously...
You'll even get the bill written down on paper—we found a lot of these GREAT vintage Moleskine pads, very period—and you'll pay a separate small fee, like twenty percent, to the servers if they do a good job.
Very Gibsonian indeed! Do read the whole thing.