Each year, Madrid Fusion beings together the most innovative names in the gastronomic world.  This is the place where the most hard core gastronomic pron gets revealed to the world, where the mad culinary scientists try to convince us that eating things like Seaweed Chlorophyll is a good idea.

courtesy of Guia Repsol

courtesy of Guia Repsol

This year saw the debut of 3D printing joining the ranks of the gastronomic toolbox, with Chef Paco Morales showing off a modified Makerbot Replicator 1 in front of an inquisitive audience.

Chef Paco Morales utilizes the machines to both print innovative crockery prototypes as well as to experiment with the deposition of food into these complex plates.  At the event, he demonstrated the process of depositing food on a variety of mediums, including alginate baths, cold and hot surfaces, and custom 3D printed plates.

courtesy of Guia Repsol

courtesy of Guia Repsol

The avant-garde chef discussed his future ambitions to continue investigating with the technology, and perhaps soon, we might be able to enjoy 3D printed creations in his restaurant.

You can check out more images from this demonstration, as well as other demonstrations at the Guia Repsol flickr photostream.