The cat obsessed can now take their adoration of furry felines to the next level thanks to the marketing team at Nestle Japan. The company, which owns Purina Mon Petit brand cat food, is offering a limited-time service that allows customers to book a "cat"-ered, four-course meal for pet and owner prepared by a professionally trained chef. Humans, of course, aren't expected to dine on cat chow. Each course is prepared with different ingredients inspired by various styles of Mon Petit food. Nestle coffee, tea, and water are also provided. The scheme doesn't skimp on the details either, going all-in on tableware, tablecloths, place cards, and printed menus.
Pampering your unwitting pet doesn't come cheap. Dinner for two (one cat plus one owner) costs 22,222 yen (approximately $180 USD). Mon Petit catering also comes with a disclaimer that there are no refunds if your cat doesn't eat the food. Registration for the service opened on November 18 and closes November 24. The catering will only be available on certain dates in December and may be determined by a lottery depending on the number of applications received. This isn't the first time the brand has melded fine dining with cat food either. In 2014, the company launched a limited-time Mon Petit Restaurant pop-up in Tokyo with staff dressed in cat ears.
The idea of dining with your favorite feline isn't new. Cat cafes have been popular in Japan since the 1990s and more recently have taken hold in North America, but this may be the first service that caters to more reclusive cat lovers.
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