The highest pop-up restaurant offers fine dining for adventurers
Foodie travelers know, that even hiking between gourmet restaurants can be pretty adventurous. But now you literally have to climb high for your dinner. At least that will be unavoidable if you want to taste the creations of the Michelin-starred chef Vineet Bhatia at the new pop-up restaurant on Mount Everest called Triyagyoni.
The high altitude which is one of the biggest challenges for the hikers, will be also a test for the chef’s skills. It will affect guests' perception of flavor so Vineet Bhatia and Sanjay Thakur, another participating chef, have to find a delicate combination of spices.
The fine dining dinner served at 11,600 feet above sea level at Everest Base Camp will offer a seven-course menu.
The price for the dinner is $5,600, which according to Fine Dining Lovers will include the cost of flights, accommodations and the meal itself.
For those who find an appetizer in the form of an eight-day climb a bit exaggerated there’ll also be the option of just taking a helicopter straight to the pop-up.
All the funds raised will be donated to the Swiss-based Heart for India Foundation, which focuses on children’s education and nutrition.
Though the idea of launching a restaurant at the world’s highest mountain may seem revolutionary, it’s not the first attempt to take food services to a new level. In 2016, Former Noma chef and Tom Aikens protégé James Sharman opened a restaurant on Mount Everest as a part of his ambitious project, which included dinners in 20 countries over 20 months.
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