Last week Vita Mojo was in San Sebastian setting up our kiosks for a really exciting project. We couldn’t be more thrilled to tell you a little bit more about the project and give you a sneak peak!
Walk along the river towards San Sebastian’s main train station and you will come across Tabakalera, a former tobacco factory converted into contemporary cultural centre which hosts an array of exhibitions and even the cities film festival. Perched on the top of this building, you will find LABe.
To understand LABe, you must first be aware of it’s co-creator, the BCC or Basque Culinary Centre. The BCC is essentially a university of food with a faculty of Gastronomic Sciences attached to Mondragon University and a centre for research and innovation. We’ve had the pleasure of speaking at one of their events and there is no doubt that they are really at the cutting edge in the food arena.
LABe is their experimental space, or living lab of gastronomical innovation. It has been designed to bring together technology and people in a multi-disciplinary approach to really explore the future of food and the role of digitalisation and technology within that space. Amongst other draws, there is a 360 experiential dining room where your senses will be tingled with taste, visuals, sounds and smells, a hub of startups a eat in restaurant where you may or may not be eating the product of a bold new startup (blockchain chicken anyone?) and of course a Vita Mojo, where you can grab something to take away or eat in, overlooking the city.
Next time you’re in this culinary mecca of a city, it’s definitely worth a stop by to see what the future of food might look like…