Mother of the Nation Festival 2021
Bompas & Parr showcased captivating glow in the dark sushi at Mother of the Nation Festival 2021 - an innovation perfected in the studio's development kitchen.
The lurid dining experience endeavoured to bring the wider themes of entertainment and indulgence together in the best spirit of food, community and creativity.
About fifteen percent of all minerals are capable of emitting vivid colours when subjected to an ultraviolet lamp. These minerals are usually common, colourless grey stones in the daylight. The appearance of brilliant colours under ultraviolet light is quite dramatic. This amazing phenomenon occurs through an atomic movement called "electron displacement." Invisible ultraviolet energy enters certain atoms of the minerals, causing electrons to move to higher orbits. Upon their return to their normal orbit, visible light in lurid colours is given off by the minerals themselves. This is what you will see at the end of your chopsticks.
Sushi and east Asian inspired drinks are already off to a glowing start with many of the ingredients such as fish, mushrooms, tonic water and shiso leaves being naturally UV light reactive with our menu further augmented by food extracts and pigments.
Harry Parr of Bompas & Parr said, 'The themes of innovation and curiosity run right through our work and instantly resonated with us. The menu endeavours to bring the wider themes of entertainment and indulgence together in the best spirit of food, community and creativity. Now more than ever we’re ready to glow!'