I first noticed the publicity for a monthly series of British "nyotaimori" evenings last summer. Nyotaimori, or body sushi, is Japanese, and it isn't normally on offer in London. But periodically temporary operations do pop up in cities around the world, each time sparking newspaper headlines. The word nyotaimori is usually translated as "female body presentation", but a friend who has studied Japanese tells me it means something more like "piling something on top". Which sounds significantly less appetising. Guests will ONLY be informed of the location of the next Flash Sushi dinner once they have paid for their sitting in full.
An upmarket Sydney bar has caused outrage after hiring women to lie naked on the table with food on their bodies during a major event - with the models even made to hand feed guests. Sydney night venue Cruise Bar is being slammed for using nude models at their opening nights, who lay on the table with food on their bodies. The women lay naked except for strategically placed fruit and either skin-coloured or white underpants. The co-founder of Collective Shout hopes the bar faces serious ramifications for the display. Who would enjoys such a thing?
There were things we liked about Naked Pig: food, waitress' energy, ambiance. There was also a bit of confusion as to whose credit card went with which bill This is one of those farm to table breakfast places that the Hipsters love.