Bompas & Parr

DNA Dining

An exploration into the influence of genealogy on our taste preferences.
DNA Dining

A hyper-personalised culinary adventure

London, 2017: Bompas & Parr teamed up with Ancestry DNA to present the world’s first DNA-driven and hyper-personalised culinary experience.

Each of the courses were specifically designed to reflect the DNA of one of our four pairs of diners, based on their genetic heritage and ethnicity – a mechanic that unveiled surprises, confounded expectations and revealed much about how our palates are coded to our ancestry.

Accompanying the dinner, a discussion on how palates have likely evolved according to your antecedents, and imagining a future in which recipes can better match predilections you may previously have thought were purely personal decisions.

Photography by Kitty Wheeler Shaw.