There are some pretty out there trends in Japan when it comes to your cat. Cat cafes. Cat islands. Cat food restaurants for humans. And now, cat cooking classes. Yup, you read that right — you and your “purry” little loved one can now attend a Japanese cooking class, in which the food presented and made can be enjoyed by owner and feline alike.
The idea stems from ABC Cooking Studios and the MonPetit’s brand of gourmet cat food. Sort of brings a whole new meaning to the term “date night,” doesn’t it? At least crazy cat ladies out there (including us, if we’re being honest) now have another new fun activity to try.
If you are in Japan and you do decide to check out the class, you’ll get a four-course meal of gourmet dishes (naturally, the cat’s portion is going to be much smaller than the human’s). That includes homemade tuna chunks in creamy tartar sauce, a tuna and bonit carpaccio garnished with scallions, a cold tuna and vegetable soup, and some grilled salmon with a creamy spinach sauce as the main.
Basically, if kitty’s a desert feline, he or she is out of luck on this one. Also, it sounds like they’d better like tuna!
While it might seem like a lot of food to feed you pet, all four of the recipes use common ingredients that are already found in the Purina’s MonPetit line of cat food. Too lazy to actually cook? The line already includes everything from appetizers and desserts. Unfortunately, you’ll just have to head to Japan to partake. Or, look for similar Purina products here in Canada.
The classes begin Friday, May 1. If you’re travelling to the area and want to sign up, online reservations are now open.
In the meantime, here’s a sense of all the craziness summed up in one (Japanese) video.