Secret Restaurant opened at the iconic arts and crafts Gamble House for a one day event as part of the AxS Curiousity festival. Small plates of Swiss-Japanese fusion cuisine were delivered by a jerry-built conveyor belt.
Secret Restaurant is an experimental, irregularly scheduled, and impossibly small underground ‘restaurant’ that explores current trends in the underground food movement in the US. Drawing inspiration from ‘secret’ menu items, underground dinner clubs (like Wolvesmouth and the invitation-only Totoraku), and the work of Rirkrit Tiravanija, the project speaks to what Mission Street Food’s Anthony Myint and Karen Leibowitz called the “sportification of food.”
Secret Restaurant debuted at High Desert Test Sites 2013, when it served up gourmet fare to over 150 diners, and was featured in Frieze, Palm Springs Life, LA Weekly, and on the Huffington Post.