At this restaurant, ghosts will serve you

PC Sorcar Junior, the grand master of magic, is set to soon open his Ghost Restaurant — where ghouls will walk up to guests to take their orders, reports Arindam Sarkar.
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Updated on Aug 17, 2007 03:07 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByArindam Sarkar, Kolkata

Trust a magician to conjure this up. PC Sorcar Junior, the grand master of magic, is set to soon open his Ghost Restaurant — where ghouls, goblins and skeletons will walk up to guests to take their orders and serve them multi-cuisine fare.

To create the right ambience, Sorcar wants his restaurant far from the madding crowd, located in the interiors of Baruipur near Kolkata. The architecture of the restaurant would be that of a dilapidated house inside a run-down graveyard.

Sorcar told HT: “The entire ambience will be haunting. The moment you enter the restaurant you spend time with the ghosts. It is an optical illusion and my dream project.”

“It is going to be supernatural at its best with ghosts flying around and walking up to you to take care of your dinner. We will serve 200 covers and the virtual-reality magic would come free of cost,” added Sorcar.

The Ghost Restaurant is part of Sorcar’s mega 22-acre project. It is coming up in the vicinity of the University of Magic that Sorcar is setting up to train budding magicians. Every year, 20 children from schools would be inducted into a five-year course in magic. “They will learn magic and learn to trust only logical sense and science, but not the eyes. Today’s magic is tomorrow’s science,” said Sorcar.

The University of Magic will conduct a two-year course, which 15 graduate boys and girls would join every year to learn social and optical illusions. “The Rabindra Bharati University is interested in providing affiliation to the University of Magic,” said Sorcar. He said the entire effort was aimed at preserving the vanishing art of magic. “My university will preserve the art,” he said.

His other project — Magic Land — will be situated within the campus of the University of Magic, Sorcar said. “The West has not seen anything like this before. Disney Land is a fantasy, but my Magic Land will be a world of ecstasy, where people would walk on water, walk through thick glasses, fly in the air…” he added.

The restaurant opens next year, while the University of Magic and Magic Land in 2009.

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