MANY restaurants are now seeking to set pulses racing as well as satisfying hunger pangs. Neon lights, scantily-clad waitresses and sexualised robots - the Robot Restaurant sure knows how to turn heads. The popular restaurant is located in Tokyo and draws many people keen to see the staff in bikinis.
You want to throw a kick-ass party and you need to do something over the top to make it memorable, and maybe even grab a headline or two in the media. How do you take things up a notch? You've properly heard of objectification of the female body, here's a whole new definition for it.
An Australian bar in Sydney is receiving heavy criticism for displaying food on naked bodies of women. In what looks like a scene straight out of a Stanley Kubrick movie, women are seen lying on table tops in nothing but skin-coloured underpants, covered in fruits at Cruise Bar's relaunch party. Soon enough, guests started posting pictures of the event on social media portals like Instagram and Twitter where many reacted strongly against the bar.
Jessica Perry gets undressed and lies flat on a table. As she gets decorated with flowers, leaves, and bamboo sheets, she is preparing herself for a typical day on the job using her body as a living sushi platter. Having worked as a freelance model for the past three years, Perry was approached by Mike Keenan, the head chef for Naked Sushi, who asked if she would be interested in being a model. Intrigued by the offer, Perry researched the practice of nyotaimori and contacted some models that have worked with Keenan in Toronto.
Be still, rogue toe. Don't you dare surrender to that muscle cramp. Now is not the time.
Chefs have been pushing all sorts of boundaries over recent years. And that extends beyond food to what the food is served on. Tasty or tasteless?
I first noticed the publicity for a monthly series of British "nyotaimori" evenings last summer. Nyotaimori, or body sushi, is Japanese, and it isn't normally on offer in London. But periodically temporary operations do pop up in cities around the world, each time sparking newspaper headlines.
The models hired to lie still as naked serving platters is a publicity stunt too far for critics online. The high-end eaterie might have been hoping to hit the headlines with the gimmick, but a backlash showed they have increased their profile for the wrong reasons. The Cruise Bar in Sydney, Australia, stunned people with its choice of serving platter and, overnight, became the subject of calls for a boycott on social media.