This is literally fine dining at its peak! In December, a pop-up restaurant at the Everest Base Camp will be set up by Tom Aikens protege James Sharman, where 15 people will undertake the 14-day trip, from December 10-23. The ambitious venture is the latest in his ‘One Star House Party’ series, and will see the British chef host dinners in 20 countries over a period of 20 months. Everest will be Sharman’s fourth location, after Beijing, Ho Chi Minh, and Bangkok.
According to The New York Times, the 25-year-old chef is focusing on creating each menu from experience, spending three weeks investigating, planning, and building the pop-up, then a week actually serving food. This was the process for the first three pop-ups as well.
Reservations are now open for the adventure dinner in Nepal, which includes food, beverages, a hike to Everest base camp, construction of the pop-up, and then actually digging into the cuisine for $1,050. It does not come with flights to and from Nepal, but it does come with a hotel in Kathmandu to begin and end the trip, boarding in guest houses during the trek to base camp, porters, guides, hiking gear, and more. If interested, adrenaline junkies will have to register by November 29 and should also be willing to participate in some last-minute altitude training.
If this doesn’t get your fancy, we don’t know what will but don’t worry. Sharman has plenty of other exciting locations planned for dinner including Reykjavik, Tasmania and Buenos Aires – with the innovative nature of the restaurants intact. There will be a special treat for Indians too as he is planning to cook and serve a meal on a train travelling through India’s tea fields.
Sounds really exciting!