PlayStation Teamed Up With Local Restaurants to Create Edible Versions of In-Game Foods

Sirangian honey mousse from Bistro Morgan for PlayStation to Plate.
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Food plays an important role in games: our characters eat food to heal, power up, or help tell a story in cutscenes. That’s the inspiration behind PlayStation to Plate, a partnership between PlayStation Australia and some of Australia’s most loved restaurants to bring to life digital dishes from iconic PlayStation-exclusive titles. Mary’s and The Italian Bowl in Sydney and Bistro Morgan in Melbourne each reimagined an iconic digital dish. Food from The Last of Us Part 2, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, and Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End have all been brought to life through PlayStation to Plate — and they’re all available for a limited time in restaurants and online through Deliveroo.

“The last 18 months have truly highlighted the importance of play in our lives. The worlds of gaming and food have offered escapism and enjoyment for Aussies when we’ve needed it more than ever,” said Patrick Lagana, Director of Marketing for PlayStation Australia. “So, it seems fitting that we have brought these two cultures together, merging some of the best games and best restaurants to create a whole new experience for foodies and players alike.”

“With PlayStation to Plate, we wanted to bring the virtual into reality and show that play has no limits, on the console and on the plate.”

Mary’s in Newtown created Ellie’s Steak Sandwich from the start of The Last of Us Part 2. Mary’s co-founders Kenny Graham and Jake Smyth said they were drawn to the sandwich because the establishment in which it appears in the game resembles a lot of what Mary’s stands for — they’re both safe harbours from the outside world.

Newtown’s The Italian Bowl recreated “thief’s pasta” from Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. The pasta appears towards the start of the game as Nate and Elena are having dinner together and discussing their plans for the future. It’s a great example of how we bond over food, and Alexi Spyridis, owner of The Italian Bowl, says he sees that bond when people eat at the restaurant.

Finally, Bistro Morgan in Windsor brought the colourful intergalactic dimensional rifts of Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart to life in a sirangian honey mousse.

“At the core, [games and food] have an innate ability to instantly transport you to another place or time,” said Morgan Hipworth, owner of one of Melbourne’s best-known bakeries. “Or hopefully in this case another dimension!”

The PlayStation to Plate meals are available now in participating restaurants and online through Deliveroo until December 13.

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