After a resounding success with 2010ʼs Hellʼs Half Acre and over 10,000 visitors, Lazarides Gallery are delighted to announce a groundbreaking collaboration with Kofler & Kompanie, pioneers of PRET A DINER (Europe's most celebrated pop up restaurant), who will be redefining the dining experience in the form of a Michelin Star pop-up restaurant, during their two-week residence at The Old Vic Tunnels. During Frieze and London Restaurant Festival, from 10 October until 25 October, the underground venue will transform into an alternative cultural space featuring a labyrinth gallery of cutting-edge artwork and film, offering a world-class restaurant and lounge-bar.
Within the maze of artwork, KP Kofler, Founder and CEO of Germanyʼs most well known caterers, will bring together some of the best chefs in the world to demonstrate their technical expertise and unique form of creative cuisine. By refashioning one of the tunnels, KP Kofler will introduce PRET A DINER to the London stage for the very first time, with top Michelin-starred chefs Nuno Mendes (Viajante, London), Matthias Schmidt (Villa Merton, Frankfurt), Juan Amador, (Amador, Mannheim) and Andreas Caminada (Shauenstein, Switzerland).
Lazaridesʼ return to The Old Vic Tunnels this year takes inspiration from the ancient Greek legend of The Minotaur. Steve Lazarides will commission artists from his international stable to each create their own interpretation of the classical myth within a stunning Labyrinth installation. Artists so far confirmed to contribute include: Stanley Donwood, Jonathan Yeo, Antony Micallef, Conor Harrington, Doug Foster, 3D, Ian Francis, ATMA, Michael Najjar and Lucy McLauchlan.
Veuve Cliquot is the official sponsor for Minotaur & PRET A DINER. “We are delighted to have Veuve Cliqout as the sponsor for this yearʼs event. The iconic brand perfectly reflects PRET A DINERʼs objective of making a world-class experience,” commented KP Kofler, CEO of Kofler & Kompanie.