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February – June 2015.  Imagine a world where sound has colour, colour has flavour, or numbers are unique personalities you know well. If any of these concepts are familiar to you, chances are you may have synaesthesia.

Our new exciting series of educational and multi-sensory dining events Synaesthesia by Kitchen Theory consists of an experimental seven course modernist meal cooked by Michelin restaurant experienced chefs. This also incorporates sensory audio-visual aids and the collaboration of knowledge from academic experts. Catering for only 14 guests these events guarantee to deliver a fun insight into the world of synaesthesia – the neurological phenomenon which cross connects the senses and is thought to affect three per cent of the population. Expect to be stimulated, informed, amused and delighted.

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For this event series Kitchen Theory has worked with Professor Charles Spence and his team at the Cross Modal department of Oxford University, Sean Day, President of American Synesthesia Association, and Richard E. Cytowic, MD MFA, Neurologist and author of ‘Wednesday is Indigo Blue’ to understand this phenomenon and deliver an informative and interactive dining event of sensory discovery.


4 Tastes

Bouba & Kiki

The Sight & Sound of Flavour

Marinetti – Cubist Vegetable Patch​

Betty Effron’s Hidden Passion – A Word Play

Give Weight To It

Believe Nothing of What You Hear


Our founder and Chef Patron, Jozef Youssef, has combined his experience of working at some of London’s top restaurants such as Helene Darroze at the Connaught, The Dorchester Hotel and the Fat Duck together with incorporating modernist cooking methods from his book ‘Molecular Gastronomy at Home.’ The culmination of this expertise has resulted in developing a menu focusing on interesting flavours, textures, colours, aromas and temperatures.

The dinners will be hosted at Maida Hill Place, 4 Fernhead Road, W9 3ET. The seven course dinner costs £56 – £65 per head or £32 for a three course lunch with an amuse bouche. Kitchen Theory’s 2015 residency at Maida Hill Place will also include cooking classes, talks and private events.

Synaesthesia – the intriguing phenomenon stimulating our sensory experiences – You are invited to travel this path of sensory discovery where the worlds of psychology, neurology and science combine with gastronomy to guarantee inspiration and thought.

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This Post Has 6 Comments

  1. […] Regular popper-upper Kitchen Theory is back for 2015 with a series of multi-sensory dinners and lunches under the banner ‘Synaesthesia’ with a tasting menu designed by their chefs, sho have experience working in Michelin-starred restaurants. Synaesthesia by Kitchen Theory incorporates sensory audio-visual aids and the collaboration of knowledge from academic with an experimental seven course modernist meal. £56 for a 7 course dinner or £32 for 4 course lunch from Kitchen Theory. Click here for tickets. […]

  2. It sounds really interesting – but does the experiments cater for vegetarians at all?

    Just thought I would ask!

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