I recently came across these people and am determined to get them down to Plymouth for an event.
Even if you haven't heard of the brilliantly named Bompas and Parr, you may well be familiar with their work as they provided consultancy for food scientist Heston Blumenthal's recent series, Feast.
As well as creating food on an architectural scale (think glowing jelly sculptures, caves made of sugar, a building flooded with cocktail) they are passionate about taste, and design fun, informative events aimed at exploring how taste is affected by our other senses. Past projects include a scratch and sniff cinema event, a chewing gum factory where visitors could make their own gum from 40,000 flavour combinations, a breathable cocktail,power trifles, underwater courses and a musical banquet. Think of them as real-life Willy Wonkas.
Imagine negotiating your way through a giant pyramid, inhaling vapourised fruit that actually contributes to your five-a-day, and then reaching the summit to discover the way out is a slide. Well, they did that. If only every meal could be like that...
Their latest creation is a Taste-O-Rama showing of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, where viewers eat snacks at key points of the film to experience the same foods as the characters, such as cricket canapes and chilled monkey brains (don't panic, it's a korma blancmange) after taking a special tour of the secret underground tunnels of Welbeck Abbey in Nottinghamshire. All this, for an accessible-to-everyone ticket price of £7.50 (although not surprisingly it has now sold out).
I've become obsessed with Bompas and Parr so I'm definitely going to be talking about them a lot more - deal with it. Click here to see more of their work and if, like me, you want them to bring one of their projects to our glorious Plymouth, leave some comments below. Let's DO THIS.