You can’t get a seat at a new restaurant in Sacramento, California unless you have roots and live in a pot. The Photosynthetic Restaurant serves filtered sunlight in various combinations to to plants. Wired has the story:
â€œMy recipes are all based on the scientific study of plant physiology, applied to the fine art of cuisine,â€ Keats told Wired.com. â€œIâ€™m publishing the recipe book so gardeners everywhere can prepare gourmet sunlight for their plants at home. For people who are lazier, or keep only a few plants indoors, I packaged my signature recipes for easy consumption by videotaping select wavelengths of natural sunlight and editing them into a quick and convenient TV dinner.
â€œI tried it out on my plants at home, and as far as I can tell, they responded well to my delectable mixtures of orange, violet and yellow, although I canâ€™t be certain,â€ he added. â€œCuisine is a form of communication, and mine wonâ€™t be complete until plants evolve a mechanism for food criticism.â€
The Photosynthetic Restaurant will be open April 16 – July 17 at the Crocker Art Museum.