Restaurant Lets Patrons Experiment With Flavors

Who doesn't like to smother their meals with ketchup, barbeque sauce, and other garnishes? Okay, well maybe that's primarily the younger generation that makes those food choices. However, now a new restaurant in Germany takes the meal flavoring concept to the new level in a classy way that appeals to the grown-up crowd by allowing diners to add flavor-infused olive oils to their meals.

Flavor Lab understands that everyone has their own unique preferences when it comes to food, so while they serve their meals ready-to-eat, they give diners the opportunity to add salty, sweet, spicy, or bitter flavors that suit their personal tastes. To make sure patrons of the restaurant don't make too many flavor blunders, their menu does suggest tastes that might enhance each of the meals and each table is equipped with fresh bread to dip and taste test the pure, infused olive oils.

And, just in case you become addicted to the concept and can't prepare a meal at home without adding additional flavors like coffee, rosemary, papaya or coconut, they do sell bottles that you can take with you for around 5.00 Euros for one 100 ml bottle.

Will this be a successful trend in the do it yourself restaurant industry? Or is cooking and flavoring your own meals away from home just a passing fad?

Via: Springwise

Jan 16, 2009
by Anonymous

Oh, so now it's immature to like barbeque sauce?

Well, I never!


Jan 18, 2009
by Beth Graddon-Hodgson
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 No desire to offend the

 No desire to offend the barbeque sauce lovers, I myself am a fan. Not that I have anything against ketchup either, but kids do love to smother their foods in the more basic sauces at every meal (I was thinking more of those children who like such sauces on their spaghetti).On the other hand, I think it's a more mature crowd that would appreciate dousing their food in these more refined flavors.

 But if you do happen to enjoy ketchup on your pasta, my hat's off to you (just to cover those bases too)


Beth Hodgson
Innovative Business Writer