The Pinnacle of Restaurant Pop-Ups? Ex-Noma Chef to Open Pop up on Mount Everest
Having worked under René Redzepi and Tom Aikens, chef James Sharman is well used to world-class kitchens, but the pressure (and modern luxuries) of Michelin stars doesn’t seem to be enough for this adventurous chef.
Starting in September 2016, the chef embarked on a quest to open 20 pop-ups in 20 different countries over 20 months. His ‘One Star House Party‘ has already landed in China, Vietnam, and Thailand, and the next leg will see James and his group of travelling chefs attempt their most ambitious pop-up yet: on Mount Everest.
Starting the journey on December 10th, one lucky (read: fearless) set of 15 diners $1,050 (not including cost of flights to the world’s most dangerous airport) will trek for almost two weeks with their own private porter, before arriving at Everest’s base camp, a mere 17,000 feet above sea level, to eat at “a Pop-Up restaurant like no other” on December 23rd.
The menu has yet to be revealed, but it will continue along the theme of the pop-up project of trying out local cuisine in “unique or challenging circumstances.”
Obviously, with no established dining scene at Everest base camp, the team will start from scratch to build the pop-up restaurant, as they have done else where on their tour using their “carpentry skills to carve a restaurant out of the materials they find in each city.”
Have a few thousand euro to spare? Then the challenge starts here, as there are only 15 places available. Sign up before the deadline of November 29th at www.onestarhouseparty.com/nepal.
Not the first time a restaurant has popped up on Mount Everest, in 2015 Michelin starred chef Sat Bains failed in his attempt to hold the world’s highest dinner party at 7100m after falling ill with a pulmonary edema.
Watch this video of One Star Party in Bangkok to get a taste of the adventure: