What’s better than eating in Eleven Madison Park?
How about eating an intimate meal cooked by the restaurant’s acclaimed chef, Daniel Humm, in an exclusive, invite-only pop-up space in a Chelsea art gallery that had been remodeled to resemble Germany’s Black Forest. That was the scene last week at Restaurant 1683, which ran for only four nights (September 26th-29th) at ARTBeam on West 21st Street.
Sponsored by the German luxury home appliance brand Gaggenau, Restaurant 1683 featured a menu by Daniel Humm that was “ingredient focused and inspired by regional tradition and the precision of the world’s most luxurious appliances.” Whatever that means.
Even better than the food (if that is possible), was the decorations, which were done by the Munich-based architecture firm einszu33. Lead designer Hendrik Müller reimagined the space to look like it were real-life Gaggenau (a town in Germany) 333 years ago. As you can see from the photos, that meant lots of forest imagery and eerie lighting.