The luxury brand asked two Michelin-starred chefs from Los Angeles to create recipes inspired by the upcoming car.
If the Cadillac Lyriq were edible, what would it taste like? Representatives of the brand were puzzled by this question. So Cadillac asked two Michelin-starred chefs from Los Angeles to help sort it out. Nicki Nakayama, N / Naka Chef, and Jordan Kahn, Vespertine Chef, cooked a five-course dinner for 150 guests, inspired by the upcoming electric crossover.
There is definitely a parallel between the perception of food and the vehicle, ”Nakayama said. It’s a very exciting experience.
In one of the courses, Kahn said he wanted to create a dish that really shines, like the lights and interior of the Lyriq. He and Nakayama depicted the glow of melon, kohlrabi, black carrots and horseradish. For another dish, the chefs prepared an almond-tomato fractal. They focused on how the Lyriq moves, so they were influenced by its wheels and other circular features.
Nakayama said that in Japanese cooking, the round shapes, which are often used on New Year’s Eve, represent the future.
They also made sorbets from spruce, atemoya and Douglas fir. “We really wanted to emphasize that the Lyriq is an electric car,” Nakayama said. “We wanted to use ingredients that really give the tongue a physical sensation.”