A crisp white tablecloth stained with red wine, lipstick marked glasses and plates piled high, fish skeletons and cigarettes stubbed out in leftover pudding.
Postprandial Somnolence is a play on the after dinner dip, the aftermath, or remnants of a feast. The architect Camille Lacadee & artist/chef Luce McKenna work closely together to imagine this uncanny dining experience.
Classic techniques combine with molecular gastronomy. Texture and form are carefully considered to construct each component of this post- epic feast.
trout • buttermilk • elderflower • gooseberry
squab • liquorice • cherry • radicchio
rhubarb • saffron • pink peppercorn • rose
wine to purchase by the bottle / falerio / gocce di granato
Postprandial somnolence (colloquially known as the itis, food coma, after dinner dip, or postprandial sleep) is a normal state of drowsiness or lassitude following a meal.
Postprandial somnolence has two components: a general state of low energy related to activation of the parasympathetic nervous system in response to mass in the gastrointestinal tract, and a specific state of sleepiness.
While there are numerous theories surrounding this behavior, such as decreased blood flow to the brain, neurohormonal modulation of sleep through digestive coupled signaling, or vagal stimulation, none have been explicitly tested.
To date, the only clear animal model for examining the genetic and neuronal basis for this behavior is the fruit fly.