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David Grutman’s Komodo Offers a “Fire & Ice” NFT (Dessert Optional)

Miami Tech Week and the Miami Bitcoin Meeting are filling our town with tech bros and crypto buyers.

Normally, the only involvement a cafe would have in a week these kinds of as this would be to maybe give a signature cocktail — everyone up for a “TechTini” or most likely a very little “Hair of the Doge” immediately after a extended night?

Until finally now.

Groot Hospitality, in partnership with the NFT organization Bubblehouse, has established an NFT dessert termed “Fire & Ice.” The NFT is restricted to 300, at $100 a pop.

What, you might very well ask, is an NFT dessert? It is a dessert that life on the blockchain. So, in this case, NFT stands for “Not for Tasting.”

New Periods got a preview of the NFT and, properly, it really is kinda interesting: a 15-next electronic clip reveals a gilded Chinese dragon swooping down onto the sands of South Beach front and blowing flames at a golden egg engraved with the term “Komodo”.

The clip, according to a Groot representative, was not made by a well-known artist and the money isn’t going to advantage a charity. But there is just one essential profit to possessing the NFT: Holders get the option to purchase a authentic dessert at Groot Hospitality’s Brickell restaurant, Komodo.

You know, the analog form you can consume.

The “Fireplace & Ice” dessert commences with a darkish-chocolate egg, coated in an ombré fade of crimson, gold, orange and black. The egg is presented on a dragon-shaped platter and then “cracked” by getting flaming 151-evidence rum drizzled on it. The flame is then doused with caramel-passionfruit sauce, exposing an inside crammed with coconut meringue, chocolate crunch, and cake. The dessert seems remarkable and prices a “Miami-sensible” $40.

The capture: To buy the dessert, you have to buy the NFT.

Groot Hospitality founder David Grutman tells New Periods that the NFT/dessert combo takes experiential eating to a new degree.

“A big element of what we aim for at Komodo — and all Groot homes — is to build new and extremely memorable encounters. By combining the culinary entire world with Bubblehouse and electronic artwork, we see this dessert-NFT combo as the initially move to a near-limitless potential. The metaverse is only likely to increase, and we are going to be right there with it as it evolves.”

Grutman is appropriate that NFTs are getting ground in the culinary entire world. Earlier this thirty day period in partnership with King Plebs, the Tank Brewing Co. released a double IPA called Pleb Nectar, obtainable by way of a beer-centric NFT that unlocks minimal-edition beers at participating breweries. The NFT expenses .05 Ethereum (ETH) —about $160 when very last we checked — and contains reductions at participating brewery partners.

The Komodo “Hearth & Ice” NFT. Debuts today, Thursday, April 7, and can be ordered through Bubblehouse with Apple Shell out.