"It's just a bowl of pasta," he said.
"No. I mean it. The rotelli. The sauce. The capers. The unique chemistry. It's interacting in complex ways. Complex enough to reach the level of sapience... but not sapience in a human way."
We left the restaurant in a hurry. It's still there, plotting, watching.
The restaurant was closed down by the National Forestry Service two days later. No one explained why.