Eleven Madison Park’s chefs hosted a magical, invite-only pop up restaurant: PHOTOS

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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.

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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.

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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.

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