Celebrated micro-artist Roy’s People has let his mini-figures loose on the new summer menu from Italian restaurant group Zizzi – turning its Crab Cannelloni Al Forno into a sea pool complete with a father and son crabbing; its Rustica Pizza D’Oro into a white cliff scene complete with a speed boat pulling adrenalin-seekers on an inflatable pepper; and its Blackcurrant, White Chocolate and Mascarpone Cheesecake into a hot summer roof for sun bathers.
The three scenes were constructed and photographed at the Zizzi restaurant in London’s St Katharine Docks – much to the bemusement of its diners – to promote the launch of its new summer menu.
Throughout August, Zizzi will be surprising diners with Roy’s People’s “Zizzi Summer Scenes” postcards. The luck recipients will have their entire meal covered by Zizzi to celebrate the summer.
New research released by Zizzi reveals that 55 per cent of Brits feel more adventurous with their food choices during summer months and the hot weather has an effect on taste buds with 74 per cent saying their food tastes physically better when the sun is shining.
Artist Roy Tyson comments: “I use miniature figures to create scenes that show the world from a tiny perspective so what better way to promote a Crab Cannelloni than having a father and son go crabbing in it or a stacked Summer cheesecake by showing sun bathers catching rays on its white chocolate roof. I had a lot of fun working on the Zizzi Summer Scenes – although it was definitely a challenge not to eat the sets.”