Fancy Feast Cat Food Restaurant: Book Reservations, View Menu

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Popular pet food brand Fancy Feast hopes to change some misconceptions about wet cat food by offering human-grade cat food.inspired “feasts” that people can eat in a real restaurant.

The pop-up restaurant, dubbed “Gatto Bianco by Fancy Feast,” will open near New York’s Meatpacking District next week and will feature an “Italian-style trattoria and dining experience” to celebrate new Medleys “inspired by world” of the brand. .

Gatto Bianco (Italian for “white cat”) promises fine dining for humans that draws inspiration from Fancy Feast Medleys recipes and traditional Italian cuisine. The menu is developed by Fancy Feast “home cook” Amanda Hassner, who has created “gourmet” cat foods for the brand in the past, with names like the “Florentine Collection” (featuring garden greens in a delicate sauce) and the Primavera Pack, with culinary-inspired global recipes designed for your feline friends.

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While Hassner has spent his time cooking cat food, the pop-up restaurant will also bring in Michelin-starred chef and acclaimed New York restaurateur Cesare Casella to help create new dishes for the event. If wet cat food is any indication, expect Gatto Bianco’s menu to include plenty of chicken, tuna, gravy, and greens.

Hassner says Gatto Bianco’s menu will also be “curated in a way that helps cat owners understand how their cats experience food – from flavor to texture to shape.” It’s unclear how this will translate to a plate on your table, but some high-end restaurants in the past have served food in tins, while pork or chicken liver pate – with an aspect and texture similar to wet cat food – is still considered a delicacy around the world.

While the new promotion is getting a lot of attention online from cat lovers and foodies, it’s worth noting that Fancy Feast is promoting a two-night-only, human-grade menu and not saying their daily cat food is safe or edible for humans. Although few people have died from eating cat food, the ingredients, by-products, and nutritional composition of wet cat food are not designed for human ingestion. There are excessive levels of vitamin A and taurine in cat food, which can be overwhelming to the human body. The moisture and amount of fat in cat food can also upset your system, leading to nausea or vomiting.

And while a dish of chicken and gravy might look appetizing at first, the meats typically found in cat food are often leftovers that haven’t been certified for human consumption, and doctors say eating cat food can put you at risk for lethargy, diarrhea and malnutrition. the long term.

Your best bet is to leave the Fancy Feasts to your cat and dine at the Fancy Feast Restaurant – if you can get a reservation. Gatto Bianco will open for dinner Thursday, August 11 and Friday, August 12 only, with four reservations per night at 6:30 p.m. ET. Reservations for Fancy Feast Restaurant open Thursday, August 4 at 12:00 p.m. ET via OpenTable and at FancyFeast.com/Reservations.

Can’t sit at the cat food pop-up? Fancy Feast has another option: the pet food brand has launched its “Small Parties” recipe book last year with “recipes for humans inspired by the exquisite single-serve entrée that cats love.”

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