Created by: Karl-Heinz Schmiel, Jochen Eeuwyk, Christof Tisch
Published by: Competo / Marektoy, Fantasy Flight Games, Giochi Uniti
Alternate Names: À la carte, à la carte, Lo Chef Pasticcione, 妙廚上菜
In one of his sillier games, Karl-Heinz Schmiel casts the players as semi-psychotic cooks attempting to hone their culinary skills. Each player receives a miniature pan and a hotplate.
Then each turn you can either attempt to turn up the heat, season your dish, or attempt to steal another cook's recipe in the making. Heating your hotplate is a random affair with a die, and could raise the heat on everyone's plate.
Spicing the dish is heart of the game and done by up-ending small bottles filled with little colored wood pellets. When the pellets tumble out of the bottle (sometimes, if they do), the number of pellets can't exceed two, because over-spicing the dish ruins it and you have to throw it in the trash!
The 2009 version includes some changed rules, a new victory condition, additional recipes and some new mechanics in comparison to the 1989 version.
A la carte: Dessert
A la carte: Die Beilage
Guldbrikken Best Family Game Winner 2012
Guldbrikken Best Family Game Nominee 2012
Vuoden Peli Family Game of the Year Nominee 2011
Lys Grand Public Finalist 2011