Restaurant Serves Food Only Available To Caveman
NO BREAD, PASTA OR SUGAR:
Restaurant Serves Food Only Available To CavemanOct 31
NO BREAD, PASTA OR SUGAR:
STONE AGE-STYLE RESTAURANT SERVES ONLY FOOD THAT WAS AVAILABLE TO OUR CAVEMAN ANCESTORS
October 28, 2011
At first glance, Berlin’s Sauvage restaurant looks much like many of the German capital’s other trendy eateries.
But take a closer look at the chalkboard out front and you’ll discover they are embarking on a culinary shake-up that takes its inspiration from the Stone Age.
Proudly announcing a ‘Real Food Revolution – Paleolithic cuisine!’, there is no cheese, bread or sugar available, only fare accessible to our hunter-gatherer ancestors more than two million years ago.
The restaurant menu shows a stereotypical image of modern humanity’s forbearer, the jutting profile of a hirsute caveman.
Inside, diners eat at candle-lit tables with a contemporary cave painting hanging in the background, according to Spiegel Online.
Sauvage, which is also the French word for ‘savage’ or ‘wild,’ is part of the Paleolithic diet movement and claims to be first of its kind in Europe.
That means serving only organic, unprocessed fruit and vegetables, meat, fish, eggs, nuts, seeds, and herbs.
The truly obsessed build an entire lifestyle around the concept, mimicking caveman-era exercise.
This can involve lifting boulders and running barefoot, with some even emulating the blood loss they believe Stone Age hunters might have experienced in pursuit of their dinner by donating blood every few months.
But guests at Sauvage can try ‘Paleo’ without feeling obligated to take on a strictly Stone Age lifestyle.
Sauvage’s Boris Leite-Poço told Spiegel Online of the growing interest in caveman cooking.
He said: ‘Many people think the Paleolithic diet is just some hipster trend, but it’s a worldwide phenomenon, with an online community that spans the globe.
‘The trend is probably strongest in the United States, where people who have had enough of the fast food way of life and generations of illness have taken it up.’
The menu includes salads with olives, capers and pine nuts; gluten-free bread with nut-based butter or olive tapenades; smoked salmon with herb dressing; and other various meat and fish dishes.
Gluten- and sugar-free cakes, like a spicy pumpkin pie, are available for those Stone Age diners who don’t want to skip desert.
Earlier this year, thousands of people rated the Paleo diet the best way to lose weight, despite a report claiming it was ineffective.
A U.S. News and World Report said the regime, otherwise known as the Caveman diet, would ‘likely disappoint… and was the least effective for weight loss.’
But a poll beneath the review revealed that 3,292 people said that the diet had worked for them, compared with just 85 who said that it didn’t.