Thursday, February 6, 2014

Soon: Smell posh nosh via phone

My Paper, Thursday, February 06, 2014, Page A14, Lifestyle
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By mypaper, Published on Feb 06, 2014


Scentee - the plug-in accessory attaches to headphone socket on both iPhones and Android smartphones and, when told to by the companion app, releases a burst of fragrance, paired with a customizable LED light.
PHOTO: Scentee - the plug-in accessory attaches to headphone socket on both iPhones and Android smartphones and, when told to by the companion app, releases a burst of fragrance, paired with a customizable LED light.
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SPANISH restaurant Mugaritz, ranked the fourth-best restaurant in the world, is developing a mobile app that will allow diners to get a whiff of their dinner from their smartphone.

Chef Andoni Luis Aduriz of Mugaritz has teamed up with a Japanese technology firm to work on an app that would diffuse the smell of the restaurant's dishes from a small plug-in accessory that connects to the phone via the earphone jack, AFP Relaxnews reported.

The diffuser, called Scentee, releases a whiff simulating the aromas of the meal from a cartridge.

The app and cartridge are already available and can be used to send scents of coffee, wine or perfume. The concept was unveiled at gastronomy festival Madrid Fusion last month, Fine Dining Lovers reported, and is being developed with Professor Adrian Cheok from City University in London.

"The app opens up new vistas for people around the world who may not have had the opportunity to physically dine in the restaurant to virtually experience the real smell of gourmet food," Prof Cheok told Fine Dining Lovers.

Mugaritz in San Sebastian, which serves Spanish-style molecular gastronomy, has two Michelin stars.



Mugaritz, San Sebastian
PHOTO: Mugaritz, San Sebastian
There are many places, both manmade and natural, that one journeys to, often wondering where the long and narrow road was led and if we’d ever get there, and then suddenly, you turn a corner and the only sound that rushes through your ears is the sound of your heart beating, the sound of wonder and awe escaping from your lips as you simply cannot believe the sight before you.
The fact that we had arrived at one of the worlds best restaurants (#3 this year) was momentarily forgotten as we just gazed out at the hills, and the gem of a cottage with its dreamy  gardens that was to take centre stage for the next few hours.
Origins: The vines and vins of Bordeaux!
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The restaurant has been among the top 10 of the World's 50 Best Restaurants - a ranking sponsored by S. Pellegrino & Acqua Panna - since 2006.

For now, the device is marketed as a smartphone add-on that releases scents with specific alerts and notifications - think coffee aromas nudging you awake, or the smell of lavender every time your favourite person calls.

The small balloon-like device ships worldwide for US$35 (S$44), while cartridges are US$5 on Scentee's website.

Aromas that are available include strawberry, lavender, coffee and rosemary.

The app is compatible with both iOS and Android devices.

By mypaper, Published on Feb 06, 2014



Aldi beats Waitrose for posh nosh: Discount supermarket plans to sell fresh lobster to woo the middle classes
PHOTO: Aldi beats Waitrose for posh nosh: Discount supermarket plans to sell fresh lobster to woo the middle classes
By Amanda Cable, PUBLISHED: 23:16 GMT, 4 October 2013 | UPDATED: 11:58 GMT, 5 October 2013

Posh Nosh is a 2003 BBC television programme parodying television chefs; the title and basic outline a reference to a cooking show pilot pitched by Neil Hamilton and Christine Hamilton. ...

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