Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Thermonuclear Raclette

HOT melty cheese goodness
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The diners erect a lead shield behind which to shelter. The wedge of cheese is positioned in front of the shelter, on a plate, with the cut edge pointing towards the test site several kilometres distant. The button is pressed and the evening sky is lit up and then darkened by a distant mushroom cloud. The diners emerge, scrape the now molten cheese onto bread and potatoes and enjoy their meal.
prufrax, Nov 03 2011

Raclette http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raclette
In case anyone hasn't come across it before... [prufrax, Nov 03 2011]

Nukes for practical purposes http://www.kontraba...ette-Like-A-Badass/
[DIYMatt, Nov 04 2011]

Semi-baked http://community.se...020421&slug=orion21
A parabolic mirror from an auto headlight can focus the light from a nuclear explosion. [Vernon, Nov 05 2011]


       Raclette is lovely.
hippo, Nov 03 2011

       Nice idea - I once had a raclette in Geneva; Lost in conversation, my dining partner and I neglected to keep an eye on our burner-fueled cheese, which eventually overheated and burst into flame. Our waitress then provided a practical demonstration of the dangers of extinguishing a well-established oil-based conflagration with half a glass of wine. We emerged sometime later considerably less endowed in the eyebrow department, but with our hearts enlivened by the free drinks the management had subsequently placated us with after having set us on fire.   

       A thermonuclear option was very much not available at the time, but had it have been, we may well have indulged. Though Geneva would be a very different city today, had we done so.
zen_tom, Nov 03 2011

       Actually CERN is close enough to Geneva to be able to direct a high-energy particle beam in its direction for the purpose of Raclette-production. If that's not possible, and bearing in mind that Raclette restaurants tend to be a bit old-fashioned, it would be quite cool to set up a smart, modern Raclette restaurant in which laser light shining up from a small glass window in the table was used to melt cheese. When I did laser stuff I had a big Argon-Ion laser which could char the end wall of the lab, but laser technology has probably moved on a bit since then. Obviously all the cutlery would have to be matt black to avoid blindness being caused by specular reflections from shiny stainless steel cutlery. On second thoughts, maybe all the customers should wear safety glasses.
hippo, Nov 03 2011


       Bun, with melted cheese ...   

       We suggest that either a toroidal or a laser-implosion fusion reactor would be best, as this would keep the experimenters fed and motivated during their work hours.
8th of 7, Nov 04 2011

       Is that how they get all that big cheese flavor in a Cheez-it?
RayfordSteele, Nov 04 2011

       [+] yummy- maybe diner's can choose the scenery they want (to see the mushroom cloud over) to be projected onto the lead shield...
xandram, Nov 04 2011

       Instead of a lead shield it should be a ~6 inch thick piece of tinted lexan so that diners can see the mushroom cloud, and watch their cheese being cooked at the table.
DIYMatt, Nov 04 2011

       How do you get it to be minus six inches thick?
pocmloc, Nov 04 2011

       Excessive dieting, shirley ?
8th of 7, Nov 04 2011

       I have to confess that I hadn't heard of a raclette before but, basically, it's the scrapings (eeeeew!) from the back of a sandwich toaster isn't it?
DrBob, Nov 04 2011

DIYMatt, Nov 05 2011


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