Upside Foods’ Cell-Cultivated Chicken Hits Bar Crenn!

Chef Dominique Crenn Brings Innovation to the Table

Hold onto your taste buds, Chef Dominique Crenn is about to take your dining experience to a whole new level. In a bold move, she’s introducing Upside Food’s cell-cultured chicken to her San Francisco restaurant, Bar Crenn. This is not just any chicken dish—it’s a game-changer that combines sustainability and culinary excellence in a single bite.

A Partnership That’s Changing the Game

Chef Crenn has joined forces with California startup Upside Foods to pioneer the use of cell-cultured chicken in restaurant cuisine. This collaboration marks a turning point in the world of sustainable dining. With the recent USDA label approval and Grant of Inspection, Upside Foods is now ready to bring its “cell-cultivated” chicken products to the market, starting with Chef Crenn’s innovative creation.

Sustainable, Flavorful, and Animal-Friendly

Forget what you thought you knew about meat. Upside Foods’ cell-cultured chicken is changing the game. Created from live animal stem cells, this revolutionary process doesn’t require animal slaughter. It’s an ethical and sustainable alternative that still delivers the flavors and textures we crave. Chef Crenn herself couldn’t believe the quality and taste when she tried it. Juicy, delicious, and better than any store-bought chicken breast she’d ever had, she was instantly sold on the concept.

Tastes Like Chicken, Looks Like Edible Art

Chef Crenn’s cell-cultured chicken dish at Bar Crenn is a true masterpiece. Picture this: Upside Foods’ chicken, coated in a mouthwatering tempura batter infused with Recado Negro, a charred chile paste from Mexico’s Yucatan region. It’s fried to perfection, drizzled with a tantalizing burnt chili aioli, and adorned with fresh edible flowers and greens sourced straight from Crenn’s own Bleu Belle Farm.

But the magic doesn’t stop there. As the dish arrives at your table, you’ll be captivated by the presentation. The black ceramic vessel, meticulously hand-painted with Mexican motifs and Crenn’s logo, holds a surprise. As the lid is lifted, a mystical cloud of dry ice billows out, adding a touch of theatricality to the experience. You’ll be encouraged to savor every morsel, picking up the chicken with your own hands for a truly immersive and tactile culinary adventure.

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Photo by Upside Foods: Bar Crenn’s Upside Foods cell-cultivated chicken dish

A Tantalizing Glimpse into the Future

The introduction of Upside Foods’ cell-cultured chicken at Bar Crenn isn’t just about one dish—it’s a step towards a more sustainable and exciting future for food. By embracing innovative technologies, we can reimagine the way we produce and consume meat. As Upside Foods leads the charge, we can expect to see more chefs and restaurants embracing the possibilities of cell-cultured meat.

So get ready to embark on a taste sensation like no other. Bar Crenn’s cell-cultured chicken dish is a symbol of a culinary revolution that combines incredible flavors, ethical practices, and environmental responsibility. It’s a glimpse into a future where delicious food and sustainability go hand in hand.

Experience this dish for yourself, reserve your spot at Bar Crenn here.

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