We’re willing to bet that the last time you took your car in for a tune-up you didn’t sit down to a gourmet meal at the auto shop (not counting that expertly brewed drip coffee). But thanks to the mechanically minded chefs at Gastro Garage -- a fiery new immersive dining experience popping up in Hollywood -- your next dinner could be blowtorched to perfection. Sporting welding masks and wielding giant flaming torches, the “gastro mechanics” -- as the chefs are known -- deconstruct familiar dishes (Pizza! Cheesesteaks! S’mores!) and reimagine them as “tanks” -- savory brioche donuts, filled with upscale ingredients before going under the flame. It’s a blazing hot spectacle that’s as fun to watch as it is to eat.
As you’ll see in the video, these signature Gastro Garage tanks are injected with various nitrous foams, topped with gourmet ingredients and then expertly scorched with blowtorches. Highlights include the Cubano tank filled with Gruyère foam, and topped with torched 12-hour slow roasted pork, applewood smoked ham, mustard caviar, and a dill pickle plank; and the Filly tank -- a riff on a Philly cheesesteak -- with an aged sharp white cheddar foam, topped with torched New York strip, onion puree, and truffle salt. And you’ll definitely want to save room for the Campfire tank, which is filled with double chocolate foam, and topped with a torched marshmallow pillow, graham cracker powder, and a chunk of milk chocolate -- you’ll never look at s’mores the same way again (and might consider bringing a blowtorch on your next camping trip).