Tuesday, December 6, 2011
GUERILLA RESTAURANT TO OPEN DURING SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL
You may remember the movie, "Gorillas in the Mist." Well, now there's a guerilla restaurant called Mist.
A "guerilla" restaurant is a trendy new breed of high-end eateries that exist for only a few weeks in a non-traditional location.
Chef Gavin Baker, former Sous Chef of London's The Fat Duck, the world's 2005 top rated restaurant, will open Mist:SaltLake, a guerilla restaurant in Salt Lake City, during the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, January 19-February 19, 2012.
Located at 307 East 300 South, at tropical plant store Paradise Palm, Mist:SaltLake will offer 15 courses of Michelin-caliber cuisine for $150 (and an 18 percent gratuity added at the time of purchase). Seats are limited to 36 per night and the restaurant will operate four to five nights a week. Due to the limited number of seats available and the unique dining experience, tickets must be purchased in advance at www.themistproject.com.
For diners interested in bringing wine, there is no corkage fee. A vegetarian option is available with 48 hours notice.
Chef Gavin Baker has over 15 years of notable culinary experience, including positions with The Fat Duck (London, England), La Cote Basque and Oceana (New York, New York), Chi (Los Angeles, California), and Wahso and Talisker (Park City, Utah). His culinary vision is translated to the plate in small amuses like the Crispy Pork Lollipop with Nitro "Dipping Dots" and edible landscapes such as the "Sunrise From My Plane Window."
Upon closing in Salt Lake City, Mist will open in San Francisco, California, in Summer 2012, and will to continue on to select cities nationally and internationally for four weeks at a time.