Mineshaft Restaurant

“Pop-down’ is such a unique idea that I just had to do it,’ chef Timo Linnamaki said, before his first clients descended to the bottom of the mine shaft in the town of Lohja, Finland. ‘It’s great working down here because you are totally cut off from the world, so nothing distracts from the cooking.’ The idea of preparing food so far below ground was all part of being close to the earth, but the talented cook admits this is by far the weirdest place he has ever prepared his dishes and that it would be very difficult to find something on par. The 115-year-old mine chosen as the location for this unique pop-down restaurant goes down to a depth of 1246ft where limestone is still mined, for the chemical industry. But that didn’t seem to scare off customers, as the 64-seat restaurant is already fully booked, when the crazy underground cooking experiment ends.” w/ photos + video

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