London has a well-established proclivity for bonkers pop-up restaurants — there's one that serves only canned food and another where you pay with hugs — but, a new pop-up just for dogs may just be the craziest concept yet. Called The Curious Canine Kitchen, the website notes that it is Britain's "first, holistic, pop-up fine diner for dogs." On April 11 and 12, a handful of lucky dogs will be served a five-course menu by waiters at "one of the four bespoke doggy tables."
The fido-friendly menu includes canapés like seaweed popcorn (missed opportunity to call it "popcorn"), and starters like "textures of tripe." For the main course, dogs will be fed steamed chicken with kale and quinoa, as well as roasted turnips and parsnips. To drink there will be coconut water or kefir goats milk, naturally. The meal also comes with desserts like "poochie chia pud" and gluten-free apple quinoa dog biscuits, and ends with a "piquant marrow bone for a good teeth cleaning." There's also "alkalined water" available for your parched pooch.
Since The Curious Canine Kitchen doesn't want dog owners "to miss out on the action," there will be seven, raw amuse-bouche options for humans, too. Human companions will have a chance to nibble on items like paprika kale chips, goji berry energy balls, and raw pizzas made from dehydrated mushrooms and sprouted buckwheat, all washed down with coconut water, smoothies, and kombucha. Tickets are £20 ($30) for each pup and human pair, but it appears they are now fully sold out.
The Curious Canine Kitchen isn't the first restaurant for pets. In 2014, bold restaurateurs opened Pets Deli in Berlin, Germany. The gourmet deli for animals even carries dog-friendly cupcakes. England is also home to the world's first ice cream truck for dogs, and Sydney has a doggy restaurant that serves items like goats milk cappuccinos and steak.