September 30, 2011
These days, with urban farms cropping up in Manhattan and prosciutto coming from Washington state, people are becoming progressively more aware of the geographies of their food. We recently learned about a restaurant off the island of Zanzibar that takes the term “locavore” to another level. The Rock Restaurant is a tiny seafood restaurant that is literally perched on a rock in the middle of the Indian Ocean. More after the jump.
Depending on the time of day, this unusual restaurant can look drastically different, inviting hungry visitors to walk, swim or boat for their freshly caught meal. At low tide, the restaurant sits on a craggily outcrop, seeming to take a page out of Robinson Crusoe. But at high tide, it is completely surrounded by water, appearing like a rogue patch of civilization floating on the Indian Ocean. It is amazing to see a restaurant with both its cuisine and its architecture so visibly attuned to the surrounding geography.
[Photos via The Rock Restaurant and honestlywtf]