San Francisco restaurant uses iPads as plates to serve food


Yes, you read that right. It appears that the Quince restaurant in San Francisco has found yet another use for the iPad. While it's a great platform for both entertainment and work, the iPad seems to be the perfect way to complement a very special meal too.

The Michelin star awarded restaurant offers a meal called “A Dog in Search of Gold”, which a famous chef by the name of Richie Nakano described as “white truffle croquettes on iPads playing videos of water dogs on the truffle-hunt”.

So, basically what you get with this meal is not only exquisite dinner, but also its backstory. And while this might seem like an interesting idea for truffles, we'd rather skip on the origin story of our not-so-vegetarian meals.

However, considering the iPads are working when the dish is served, we can't help but to wonder how exactly they are washed. Since you can't wash them in the dishwasher or sink, we honestly hope that the iPads are thoroughly sanitized through other means.

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17 Comments

1. nepalisherpa

Posts: 338; Member since: Jul 17, 2015

No matter how exquisite, I wouldn't want to eat off of an electronic device.

23. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Hand phone and such personal electronic gadget are known to be a bacteria hotbed.

2. gdawilson

Posts: 299; Member since: Jul 21, 2014

It looks like a horse took a dump on an iPad. Eating those truffles might have a shocking result *pun intended*

3. ibap

Posts: 867; Member since: Sep 09, 2009

Dumb and dumber.

4. aegislash

Posts: 1496; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Huh...why do I feel like this restaurant will soon take it a step further by offering Apple Pencils as chopsticks...

7. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

That wouldn't be any more ludicrous than what Quince restaurant already does with the iPad.

5. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3106; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Meanwhile in Africa....

14. CQuine unregistered

What about Africa? We are just fine here so mind ur business in ur own country.......

16. aegislash

Posts: 1496; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

A majority of people are just very much ignorant and think all of Africa is this barren wasteland where everyone is starving.

20. Martineverest

Posts: 521; Member since: Oct 27, 2015

its really appalling....thats what CNN and BBC tell the world.

21. Martineverest

Posts: 521; Member since: Oct 27, 2015

tell those ignorant westerners

6. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

You're serving it wrong!

8. No_Sammy_No_Gimmicks

Posts: 147; Member since: Jun 10, 2015

Perhaps they should try Note 7 to keep the food warm...

9. gersont1000

Posts: 473; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

That's disgusting. Electronic devices usually have more germs than toilet seats (according to several studies) and it's not like the restaurant can wash the iPads. And if they "sanitize" them it will probably be just a quick wipe with an alcohol pad which will do close to nothing.

18. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1324; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

Salmonella or e coli anyone?

19. fyah_king unregistered

At least it's good for something.:)

24. matistight

Posts: 986; Member since: May 13, 2009

Their plates are like $170 or $240. New Years Eve is $420. Outrageous.

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