Orange Is the New Black restaurant will serve prison food
How far would you travel to eat prison food? A restaurant in Singapore is testing out that question by turning your favorite show to binge watch into a place to binge eat.
On June 16 and 17, Netflix will transform the OverEasy diner into Litchfield Penitentiary Cafeteria, serving up gourmet prison food on plastic trays.
Perhaps the most notable dish that executive chef Bjorn Shen will be using to fit the theme is a play on Nutraloaf — a controversial U.S. prison food that is usually rice or oatmeal-based and is often served as punishment for inmate misbehavior.
“I’ve made this dish look and feel like a Nutraloaf, but taste much better,” Shen told Mashable. “Mine’s made of mushrooms, cheddar, quinoa, pumpkin, and nori.”
The other dishes on the three-course menu include a corn appetizer (with jalapeño, cheese, and lime) and “gruel” for dessert, which is a white chocolate-coconut pudding with almond crumble. To wash that all down, the diner’s website encourages you to “stay hydrated with a tall plastic cup of our refreshing house beverage: water.” Yum!
The limited-time menu is a part of a marketing strategy to promote the fourth season of the popular Netflix show, which premieres Friday. It joins a long list of recently-opened pop culture-themed restaurants and bars, including for hit shows Saved by the Bell and Seinfeld.
Orange Is the New Black
Jenji Kohan’s absorbing ensemble dramedy, based on Piper Kerman’s memoir of the same name, takes viewers inside the walls of Litchfield, a minimum security women’s prison where nothing’s as simple as it seems—especially the inmates.