Upside Foods to launch public reservations for cell-based chicken dinner service
Upside Foods has announced that reservations at Bar Crenn will open to the general public this Thursday, enabling the public to eat its cell-based chicken.
The reservations at the San Francisco restaurant are due to go live this Thursday 20 July at 12:00 Pacific Time (PT), with the first public service taking place on 4 August. Limited reservations will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Diners will be able to experience Upside’s cell-based chicken as part of a six-course meal priced at $150 – this will be the first time that members of the public can sign up to try cell-based meat in the US.
Following the dinner on 4 August, subsequent services will take place on the first weekend of each month, with new reservations released monthly on Bar Crenn’s website on the second Friday of each month.
This latest announcement follows the news last month that Upside Foods and Good Meat received final approval from the US Department of Agriculture to sell their cell-based meat products in the country.
Upside Foods’ CEO and founder Uma Valeti said: "It’s a dream come true to have Upside’s cultivated chicken at Bar Crenn. This pivotal moment marks a new chapter in history, where consumers have the opportunity to experience the authentic taste of cultivated meat, and to step forward with us towards a brighter, more delicious future."
Chef Dominique Crenn added: “It was an incredible honour to introduce the first-ever cultivated meat to consumers in the US, and now, I’m thrilled to have Upside’s cultivated chicken featured regularly on the Bar Crenn menu. Eating Upside’s delicious cultivated chicken is not only an amazing culinary experience – it’s also a powerful statement towards building a more compassionate and sustainable future. I can’t wait for our guests to try it.”