Bob Blumer wows guests with World's Weirdest Pop-Up Restaurant show at the Waldorf

Photos by TLMacdonald Photography

What's the weirdest restaurant you have ever encountered? For the lucky, adventorous diners who scored tickets to the two sold-out events at The Waldorf Hotel on Wednesday March 28, World's Weirdest Pop-Up Restaurant will most likely make the list.

The wonderfully-weird event was part of a two-city Canadian tour to promote World’s Weirdest Restaurants, an outrageous new television series celebrating off-the-wall eateries, crazy characters and extreme cuisine. Produced by Paperny Entertainment, the program premieres Wednesday, April 4, at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on Food Network Canada.

The event was held at the very unique Tiki Bar at The Waldorf, which provided the perfect setting to introduce guests to the weird eateries that will be showcased on the World's Weirdest Restaurant Show.

The Tiki Bar at The Waldorf Hotel 

As guests entered the Tiki Bar, they were greeted with an intriguing centre piece which consisted of toilet paper, clown noses and blindfolds.

World's Weirdest Pop-Up Restaurant centrepiece: toilet paper, clown nose and blindfolds 

The dinner menu that Bob worked alongside Executive Chef Cesar De La Parra and Creative Director Ernesto Gomez to develop included courses like "Monkey see, Monkey do", "The Blind Feeding the Blind", "Ling Cod a la John" and "Glazed and Confused." They helped to set the mood for the dining experience that was soon to unfold.

       World's Weirdest Pop-Up Restaurants dinner menu


Executive chef Cesar De La Perra and Creative Director Ernesto Gomez

Host Bob Blumer soon greeted the guests and provided information about what we could all expect from the evening. He explained how each dish was inspired by one of the weird eateries he discovered while filming World’s Weirdest Restaurants. Before diners would get a chance to experience the weird and wacky dinner experience, they would get to see a sneak peek of the segment that went with the dish.

World's Weirdest Restaurants host Bob Blumer

The First Course: "Monkey See, Monkey Do" was inspired by an intimate Japanese tavern that Bob visited called Kayabuki where macaque monkeys brought customers beer. After the clip was shown, Bob, dressed as an adorable monkey, served diners Sapporo Beer.

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