You thought Homaro Cantu had the stronghold on crazy food trends. Then you caught wind of Ole Factory, opening today.
Follow your nose to a back alley in Fulton Market. There, you’ll find an unmarked door, distinguishable by a discreetly drawn pair of nostrils. Inside, scientist-turned-chef Francois Oder will serve you the tastiest meal you’ve ever smelled.
After ordering, atomizers engineered to harness provocative flavors are presented tableside. Start with candied bacon atop sizzling rosemary branches; move on to essence of pork butt, Oder’s signature dish.
Medium-cooked steak smells distinctly different from rare. For mashed potatoes and brick-oven chicken in one whiff, you’ll need to double fist pump. Salt and pepper atomizers are available upon request.
Pan-seared skate wing with crab coulis smells fishy.
Much like this story. You’ve been April fooled.
Ole Factory, 1 Snuff Street, at Drift Drive (312-222-2121).
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