For those of you that have following along on Being Emme, you may be well aware that Brie and I are huge Bob Blumer fans, especially Brie, contemplating her own version of ‘Jules and Julia‘ with ‘Brie and Bob‘. Now while Brie slightly chickened out on taking on Bob at extreme foodie adventures, I am hoping she may be a little more game to take Bob on at his latest challenge, testing out the World’s Weirdest Restaurants.
The only problem is figuring out where to send Brie first. You see while I have had plenty of weird food experiences starting from quite a young age – a giant chocolate covered ant from Africa at 10, split between myself and my best friend; raw reindeer meat at 16, while being regaled by stories of Santa coming in with a machine gun at any moment; deep fried worm and sugar bees, as a part of a university initiation; a fish dissection cakes, courtesy of Ahimsa Media’s Erica Hargreave … I even dined once in the courtyard of Stockholm’s City Hall, while they put on a reenactment supper of a Nobel Prize dinner, which was really more special and an honour than it was weird.
So you see my dilemma? I have had weird dining experiences, just not in an actual restaurant. So in order to send Brie down the road of bizarre, I need your help. What are some of the weirdest dining experiences that you’ve had in the world? And where were they? As for how you define weird, that is up to you, but it can include the food, the ambiance, your hosts … you name it … I’ve decided Brie is game for anything (and if she is still talking to me after this post, she may just well be).
Need a part of the World to start? Really we are open to anything, but as our adventures generally start at home, if you need a starting point, Brie is currently calling California home. Any weird restaurants in California?
Well not weird, The Bubble Room on Captiva Island in Florida is VERY Kitchsy.
Debbie Beardsley @ European Travelista
Not sure what you’d call weird but Incanto in San Fransisco serves up some interesting fare! bone marrow and foie gras, Cannelli beans and nervetti (tendons), crispy pig’s head fried, Offals, Sweet breads, smoked tongue and pork belly are a few items mentioned.
In Western Norway, whole torched, dried sheep’s head is practically a national dish. It’s called smalahove and is especially popular at Christmas.
There is an original directory of the World’s Most Unusual Restaurants –
http://unusual-restaurants.com with Google map, that is updating since 2005.
900+ most unusual, weird, unique, strange, exotic, bizarre, quirky restaurants
WOW — where in the world is that restaurant in the photo? Definitely weird. I don’t have anything close to that. I did eat in a restaurant many years ago in the Chicago area that used to be a church and the altar was the salad bar. I felt a little strange about the whole experience!
I went to a
The Floating Restaurant in Hong Kong,
If its the Same, If having Fish, It maybe all They Do, Not Sure, But You chose the Fish you want to eat from the Tank, As it is Swimming around Inside.
I Chose Mine, But the rest of the Family went Green, & I thought it was Envy.
I Had that Night Grouper Not sure how its Spelt.