Luxury is all about the details, whether you’re talking about a car, or a meal. Now, Cadillac has teamed up with two Michelin-rated chefs to pair the upcoming Cadillac Lyriq luxury crossover with a unique culinary experience.
In a recent video, Cadillac documented the partnership, hosting Los Angeles chefs Jordan Kahn and Niki Nakayama as they dreamed up new meals to complement the all-electric Cadillac Lyriq.
“There’s definitely a parallel between the way you experience food and a vehicle,” Nakayama said. “It is a very immersive experience.”
The goal was to provide 150 guests in the LA area with a unique, luxury dining experience inspired by Cadillac’s first all-electric vehicle. The two chefs were given a tour of the Cadillac Lyriq to get a sense of what makes it tick, and were awe-struck by its design and features.
“First qualities I get from the Lyriq is a sensory experience,” Kahn said. “For a restaurant like Vespertine, that’s a hallmark of what we do, which is we create these sensorial moments.”
The first course of the meal is inspired by the lighting features of the Cadillac Lyriq, including the front-mounted backlit badge, illuminated grille, large curved display, and lighting signatures. As such, the first dish incorporates elements that seem to glow with translucent qualities.
Subsequent dishes take a similar approach, taking inspiration from the Cadillac Lyriq to create a sort of culinary artwork.
The video culminates with the night of the event, where guests arrive to taste the all-electric-inspired dishes that Nakayama and Kahn have dreamed up.
Order books for the Cadillac Lyriq are set to open September 18th, with interested customers offered the option to register their interest and receive updates through Cadillac.com. Production will take place at the GM Spring Hill Assembly facility in Tennessee in March of the 2022 calendar year. Technical specs include a rear-mounted electric motor and 100 kWh lithium-ion battery pack providing upwards of 300 miles per charge.