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Michelin-Starred Chef Sat Bains Will Cook a Meal on Mount Everest

He hopes to set a Guinness World Record for "highest formal dinner party."

Mount Everest.
Mount Everest.
Göran Höglund (Kartläsarn)/Flickr

Chef Sat Bains, whose namesake restaurant in Nottingham, England boasts two Michelin stars, has a sky-high Guinness World Record in his sights: According to the Mirror, Bains will attempt to set the record for the world's "highest formal dinner party" by offering a three-course meal on Mount Everest. The stunt, scheduled for this April, will see Bains and his dinner guests climb 23,000 feet above sea level before they sit down and eat the specially-prepared dinner, which must be dehydrated and rehydrated once the group reaches altitude. Bains tells the Mirror the meal will feature "miso soup using melted glacial snow" among other heartier dishes.

Although the newspaper calls the potential meal the first "Michelin-starred" one to take place atop Everest, that technically wouldn't be the case — unless a Michelin inspector dared to join the fun. The current Guinness World Record for the highest formal dinner party was set in May 2004, when six climbers and an "appointed butler" enjoyed a meal 22,396 feet above sea level, on Tibet's Lhakpa Ri glacier. That meal, according to Guinness, involved silver cutlery and three courses: caviar, duck, and several desserts.

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