Founded by Stuart Wee and Emily Png, the Andsoforth pop-up dinner concept was conceived after the duo’s similar experiences in London’s underground dining sub-culture. To put it simply, attending a dinner here is like going for an immersive play, where you are both spectator and participant (willing or not).
With a creative team comprising actors, set designers, chefs, costume designers, scriptwriters and sound scape artists, the outfit has held three sell-out shows in Singapore since organising its first one last May. Each dinner has its own thematic concept – so far, there’s been one held on a make-believe ship, one amidst a bank heist and one involving scientists in lab coats.
Their fourth – and only fashion-inspired – installation (Aug 19-Sep 12) ventures into a dystopian future in “The Karl Experience”. The concept: It’s 2070 and resources are scarce, but an adventurous designer named Karl (yes, the character is loosely based on the Kaiser himself) goes on a journey to the past – aka 2015 – to gather materials to create his pieces. (We’re hoping that they’ll be along the lines of Raf Simon’s sci-fi collection for Dior Pre-fall ’15 and Hussein Chalayan’s robot dresses with flaps that move.)
Food-wise, the four-course menu is prepared by Singaporean chef Glenn Tay, supplemented with innovative cocktails from bespoke bar Mixes From Mars. If you love a good surprise, you’ll enjoy all two hours spent here.
$98 (Wed-Thu) and $108 (Fri-Sat), www.andsoforth.com.sg
Watch the teaser below:
Main image: Showbit.com
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