What’s the “Weirdest Restaurant you have ever encountered?”  Well for the lucky adventurous diners who scored tickets to the two sold out events at the Waldorf Hotel on Wednesday March 28th , World’s Weirdest Pop-Up Restaurant will  most likely make the list.

The wonderfully-weird event was part of a two-city Canadian tour to promote World’s Weirdest Restaurants, an outrageous new television series celebrating off-the-wall eateries, crazy characters and extreme cuisine. Produced by Paperny Entertainment, the program premieres Wednesday, April 4 at 9:00pm ET/PT on Food Network Canada.

The event was held at the very unique Tiki Bar at The Waldorf Hotel which provided the perfect setting to introduce guests to the weird eateries that will be showcased on the World’s Weirdest Restaurant Show.

The Tiki Bar at The Waldorf Hotel

As guests entered the Tiki Bar they were greeted with an intriguing centre piece which consisted of toilet paper, clown noses and  blindfolds.

World’s Weirdest Pop-Up Restaurant Centre Piece:  Toilet Paper, Clown Noses & Blindfolds

A dinner menu, that Bob worked alongside Executive Chef Cesar De La Parra and Creative Director Ernesto Gomez to develop, included courses like “Monkey see, Monkey do”, “The Blind Feeding the Blind”, “Ling Cod a la John” and “Glazed and Confused” helped to set the mood for the dining experience that was soon to unfold.

World’s Weirdest Pop-Up Restaurants Dinner Menu

Executive chef Cesar De La Perra & Creative Director Ernesto Gomez

Host Bob Blumer soon greeted the guests and provided information about what we could all expect from the evening.  He explained how each dish was inspired by one of the weird eateries he discovered while filming World’s Weirdest Restaurants. Before diners would get a chance to experience the weird and wacky dinner experience they would get to see a sneak peek of the segment that went with the dish.

World’s Weirdest Restaurants Host Bob Blumer

The First Course: “Monkey See, Monkey Do” was inspired by an intimate Japanese tavern Bob visited called Kayabuki where macaque monkeys brought customers beer.  After the clip was shown Bob served diners Sapporo Beer dressed as an adorable monkey.

The Second Course: “The Blind Feeding the Blind” provided patrons with the dining in the dark experience that Bob filmed while in New york City at a place called Dark Dining.

After watching the sneak-peek of Bob eating an upscale meal blindfolded, guests were invited to put on their blindfolds and try to guess what their meal was.

Second Course:  The Blind Feeding the Blind

Some tried to smell the food

Second Course:  The Blind Feeding the Blind

Others tried to listen or taste the food

Second Course:  The Blind Feeding the Blind

While some decided to touch the food to try to figure out what they were eating.  The second course ended up being black cod croquette and a Serrano ham croquette with a traditional almond gazpacho with grapes, topped with a crustini.

Second Course:  The Blind Feeding the Blind

To add to the dining in the dark experience Bob ended up giving several dinners a mysterious touch.

Second Course:  The Blind Feeding the Blind

The Third Course:  “Ling Cod a la John” was the highlight of the evening.  A gasp went in the air when a life-sized toilet bowl of curry was rolled out into the middle of the dining area.  Guests ended up experiencing what Bob did at Modern Toilet in Taipei where patrons eat curry from a miniature porcelan toilet. That’s right, diners of the Pop-up restaurant ate curry directly from the dishes Bob served from the toilet bowl.

Third Course:  Ling Cod a la John

Fourth Course:  “Glazed and Confused” donuts represented Bob’s time spent at Voodoo Donuts in Portland.

Fourth Course:  Glazed and Confused

 Guests channeled their inner clowns as they enjoyed maple syrup glazed donuts with a caramelized bacon crunch on top.

Fourth and Final Course:  Clowning Around with Glazed and Confused Donuts 

Overall it was a terrific night as Bob took guests through a weird and wacky experience that won’t soon be forgotten.  The World’s Weirdest Pop-Up Restaurant was the perfect way to showcase  the World’s Weirdest Restaurants premiere on Wednesday, April 4th at 6:00 PM Pacific and 6:30 PM Pacific on Food Network Canada.


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