El Internacional, New York's premiere tapas bar and restaurant, had the world's first video menu, a 36-minute tape that told you everything you'd ever want to know about tapas, main courses, and desserts.
The menu unfurls in an underwater setting, waving gently like the flag that is the restaurant's motif. Text and images move across the screen in three bands, each bearing a different kind of information. At the top, the name of the dish is given in Spanish or Catalan. The center band depicts the food itselfbefore, during, and after its preparation. On the bottom, a scrolling text describes the origins and pleasures of each dish.
The video menu offered a feast for the eyesand: