It's a new appreciation of the myriad graphic expressions of food. Each menu is presented with thorough images, both as it exists in the restaurant, and as the flat, digital files. Designers are recognized (Pentagram, Mucca), the menu and restaurant get a little blurb, and of course there's room for commentary.
Up and running just this week, this library of menus is not yet comprehensive. But, from the hand-written, casual red and blue font, printed on large order-in notes at Schiller's in NYC, to the finely-tuned origami folds of minimalist Maaemo in Oslo, its a great start. They accept submissions, so all can share beautifully considered menus for food that is as well, or favorite hole-in-the-wall menus that tell it like it is.
Art of the Menu sums it up:
But who are we kidding? A good menu should make you hungry. It should get your mouth watering. Hopefully it does it in a cool-looking way. And if it does, then you will probably find it here, on Art of the Menu.