A Singapore pop-up restaurant will give customers a taste of “Home-Cooked Prison Grub” with a dining experience modeled after Litchfield Penitentiary Cafeteria.
Chope reports that fans of Orange is the New Black will have the chance to “congregate to eat, hang, and get mouthy,” just like the inmates of the hit Netflix show.
On June 16 and 17, the OverEasy diner on Orchard Road in Singapore is providing a complimentary meal, complete with a “tall plastic cup of our refreshing house beverage: water.”
Testimonials are available from a variety of characters on Chope, including Pennsatucky, Joe Caput, and Inmate #6843.
"'Brings me right back to that one time I tasted my dog's food. The turkey gravy wasn't half bad. Wait, that wasn't turkey?' -Tiffany Doggett (Pennsatucky)"
"'WE DON'T LEAVE LUNCH 'TIL LUNCH IS OVER.' -George Mendez."
"'Someone threw a tray at my head once. Everything tasted much better after that.' -Inmate #6843."
"'Go for the water. It's, uh, moreish and flavorful.' -Joe Caput."
As part of the menu, the controversial Nutraloaf will be provided. At Cook County Jail in Chicago, Illinois, Nutraloaf is a mixture of various foods pureed into a calorie-dense block, used as punishment for the inmates.
"This is not the Four Seasons," said Tom Dart, Cook County sheriff, as reported by Chicago magazine. "Inmates who are injuring people in jail will get their nutritional needs met, but we will not cater to their culinary desires."
Inmates in several states have sued over the use of Nutraloaf, but none of the lawsuits have been successful.
"We’re not trying to dump Tabasco sauce on their tongues or anything like that," Dart explained. "It just tastes like nothing.”
As the Nutraloaf has been deemed merely “unusual” and not “cruel,” Chef Bjorn Shen is attempting a similar concept, but with more appetizing ingredients.
“Since this is not real prison, I've made this dish look and feel like a Nutraloaf, but taste much better," Chef Bjorn Shen told Mashable. "Mine's made of mushrooms, cheddar, quinoa, pumpkin and nori."
Patrons aged 16 and over are welcome on a limited walk-in basis "to avoid prison over-crowding."