The hit Netflix television show, Squid Game has everyone talking, and some restaurants are taking this challenge under their own roofs.
COTE Miami, most well-known for the fun and fire of Korean Barbeque with the classics of a regal American steakhouse, and its Michelin-starred sister restaurant COTE in New York City, has just announced Cote Game for its Miami diners. Following a successful launch in New York, the team decided to bring the popular television game to the Miami outpost. From December 2 through December 4, diners will have the chance to participate in COTE Game.
Cote explained Dalgona, which is also commonly known as Ppopki as a snack, game and element of nostalgia. From the outside, it is a Korean caramelized sugar street snack, which has various simple shapes imprinted on the snack. Dalgona dates back generations, as it was once the only form of candy available pre-Modern Korea. A longstanding tradition and game has been carving out the shapes which are imprinted on the Dalgona which is known to require steady hands, focus and luck.
The game rose to popularity across the world following the success of the Squid Game television series. In episode three, the team had to play Dalgona and the show highlighted that players will need a strategy to carve out the shape.
Over the course of the three nights, all diners will have the opportunity to play the game. Towards the end of dinner, each table in the restaurant will be given a tin and a volunteer will be invited to play the game, of course with a prize. The Dalgona is fragile, so players must be smart with their time while also making sure not to break the candy.
Winners will win their entire table a shot of Casa Dragones tequila, and if they lose they will have to take a bite out of a habanero pepper.
COTE Game is bringing a fun and incentive-based activation to the restaurant which alludes to the popular show everyone can’t stop talking about. This is the perfect opportunity to get out for dinner and challenge one of your friends to an intense game of Dalgona.