The metaverse project merges the worlds of food and digital art
Building on their growing popularity, the culinary sector is experimenting in the NFT space.
NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, are unique digital files that are stored on a blockchain network. A fungible item is one that can be replaced by an identical one, and if something is non-fungible there is nothing with the same characteristics that can replace it.
In the first project of its kind, Greek chef Alexandros Sperxos is combining his passion for food and art with a cutting-edge photography and a chance to meet the chef himself.
The project is a first of its kind
The first collection of Sperxos’ NFTs includes digital artwork of the chef’s ‘Glow in the Dark’ series of dishes.
Digital images include ‘The Harvest’ (burrata salad, crispy tomato skin and Greek dehydrated olives, dressed with pesto), and ‘Sweet of the Greek Gods’ (foggy Greek orange cake nestled on top of ice mountains). There are also mocktail images available: ‘The Art of Vitamin’ (an organic earthy citrus number with crispy orange cigars) and ‘The Volcano’ made with smoky purple berries, mint and wild bee honey.
Sperxos commented: “This is the first of many artistic masterpieces curated on a plate, while entering the world of NFTs, and I’m excited to showcase them to the world. My cooking ethos is to use the highest quality organic ingredients, and my style of cooking is to always deliver dishes with an artistic flair using shapes, colours and textures that create a unique culinary experience. Stay tuned for my next craziest concept of fine dining and NFTs – it’s not to be missed!”
There is also a NFT of Chef Alexandros Sperxos and bidders will have the chance to meet him at a private ‘glow in the dark experience’ in The Alley, a glow-in-the-dark padel court in Al Quoz, Dubai.
For more information, visit opensea.io/collection/glow-in-th-dark