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Gourmet is a comic text adventure set in a restaurant. A week after the grand opening of your restaurant Mack 'n Geez, and Vera Davenport, top culinary reporter is due to pay a visit.

You must manage the restaurant, and prevent this important evening from becoming a massive disaster, as it threatens to do. The Puzzles mainly involve you avoiding everything going wrong, as you you keep the guests from being distracted by what is going on behind the scenes. The plot thus resembles that of an episode of Fawlty Towers.


Gourmet Windows Does she not realise what hangs in the balance?
Gourmet Browser Introduction
Gourmet Browser Trying out a game-specific command.
Gourmet Browser If this is your first time playing interactive fiction...

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Alternate Titles

  • "Gourmet: An Interactive Comedy" -- Tag-lined title

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  • Interactive Fiction Competition (rec.arts.interactive-fiction)
    • 2003 - #5 (out of 30)
    • 2003 - #3 (Miss Congeniality sub-contest, judged by the fellow competition entry authors)
  • XYZZY Awards
    • 2003 - Best Puzzles
    • 2003 - Finalist for Best Setting
    • 2003 - Finalist for Best Individual PC

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