The experiential restaurant, which is opening its doors for a limited time this month, is a significant notch in the history of Gaggenau, the maker of luxury home appliances. Pulling from the brand’s rich history dating back to 1683, the restaurant exemplifies their 333-year mission, bringing to life Gaggenau’s legacy of precision craftsmanship. The result is a Black Forest in the middle of Manhattan, where visitors are able to experience Gaggenau with all of their senses.
Nestled in the National Black Forest, Gaggenau has a history inextricably intertwined with its namesake, named after the German town where it was first breathed into existence. From humble ironworks to agricultural machinery to Badenia bikes and enamel signage, Gaggenau’s long history of production fueled the town and led them down the path of pioneering the enamel oven.
Guests are welcomed into an immersive sensory experience complete with wooded acreage while Three Michelin star Chef Daniel Humm and Restaurateur Will Guidara of Eleven Madison Park work tableside to create an unprecedented dining experience. “I’m excited to be partnering with Gaggenau, a brand that is both timeless and forward moving,” says Daniel Humm. Bringing the extensive knowledge and fresh perspective that has earned them accolades over the years, Humm’s cuisine is ingredient focused and inspired by regional tradition and the precision of the world’s most luxurious appliances.
Making a special appearance, Chef Bryce Shuman and Mixologist Eamon Rockey of Betony will rejoin Humm’s Three Michelin Star team for a special appearance.
Guests of the invite-only dining experiences will be treated to an extraordinary fusion of tableside culinary expertise and a full sensory immersion. Partnering with award-winning architect Hendrik Müller, Gaggenau has created a dining environment that makes their extensive history tangible.
“The Black Forest is not only a landscape, it is a mystery to be explored,” Müller says. “Accessibility to wood and iron ore influenced regional culture and craftsmanship creating an unprecedented legacy of simplicity and efficiency.” That legacy of precision, innovation and luxury is evident in every element of exclusive pop-up dining experience.
Opening its doors for a limited time this September, Restaurant 1683 takes guests on a journey from hand-forged beginnings in the Black Forest to an epicurean evening in Manhattan, as Gaggenau takes another step forward continuing to define culinary luxury.