19 Enero 2017 10:16
Eating like the characters from the Simpsons, Harry Potter or Toy Story is possible if you know where and how.
The majority of films in which gastronomy plays a starring role end up making their audience salivate. It's instinctive and very human to want to taste what your favourite fictional characters are eating.
More than a few entrepreneurs have seen a business opportunity in this phenomenon and have invested everything in food from cartoons or the big screen. These are the 6 restaurants where fiction comes to life in order to delight its fans. We can and do promise that the food is real. Whether it's any good is another question...
1. Bistrot Chez Rémy (Ratatouille)
Paul Bocuse, the famous Parisian chef, will open the restaurant “Le Monde de Rémy”, taken from the film about the rat-chef, this summer in Disneyland Paris. But before trying their first bite, diners get on a train which takes them to the tiny world of Rémy, where seats are made from the tops of champagne bottles. World-class French cuisine to a tee, although we can't promise that it's cooked by the famous rat himself.
2. The Three Broomsticks (Harry Potter)
This was the famous pub from Harry Potter, in Hogsmeade, where you could order a frothy pint of butterbeer. And now you can try one too, at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in the Universal Studios theme park in Orlando. They also serve fish and chips, roasted meat, pumpkin juice, and cornish pasties. Here, the broomsticks are used for sweeping instead of flying.
3. Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. (Forrest Gump)
Benjamin Bubba, Forrest Gump's best buddy, dreamed of opening a restaurant that served shrimp cooked in a thousand ways. Bubba died, but Forrest made his dream a reality and, together with a fellow Vietnam War veteran, got rich frying, sautéing, battering, boiling, and roasting shrimp.
Following the success of the film, the producer opened a first restaurant in Monterrey, California, in 1996 and later extended his empire to Japan, Mexico, Malaysia, the Philippines, Indonesia and Hong Kong. There's even a replica of the famous bench where Tom Hanks recounts his whole story. Please, be courteous if they offer you a box of chocolates – you never know what you're gonna get.
4. Krusty Burger (The Simpsons)
Tired of trying to guess where Springfield is when it's the most common place name in the US? In Universal Studios Florida, they've recreated the cartoon town and, what's more, you can finally buy Krusty burgers with a crazy clown smile. The yellow world of animation has become a reality. We don't know if they'll serve you Apu's Super Squishy though.
5. Pizza Planet (Toy Story)
Neon lights, pizza and video games. That kid from Toy Story's paradise that you always wanted to visit has now come to life in Disneyland Paris, in the form of a pizzeria with thousands of neon lights, a huge rocket ship, and those cute chubby aliens with three eyes. To infinity and beyond!
6. Twin Peaks (Twede's Cafe)
It was here that Agent Dale Cooper devoured slice after slice of cherry pie in Twin Peaks, David Lynch's cult TV series. You can still enjoy the dessert with a cup of coffee today, despite the fire that forced the proprietors to remodel the interior.