David Lynch’s Twin Peaks was famously fetishistic when it came to food, what with all the damn fine cups of coffee, heavenly cherry pies, and myriad donuts Special Agent Dale Cooper was always shoving down his endlessly affable gullet. Now, in the wake of the show’s upcoming revival on Showtime, a group of London restaurateurs are looking to capitalize on its resurgent popularity, launching The Owls Are Now What They Seem, a pop-up restaurant with a planned two-month tenure starting in the August.
Owls won’t be the first pop-culture-pop-up London has seen in recent years; Game Of Thrones got the treatment back in February, and a Breaking Bad-based restaurant is currently in the works. The Twin Peaks attempt at the concept, though, is being billed as an “immersive Twin Peaks theater, complete with a three-course meal designed by experimental foodies,” promising interactive experiences along with the food. (Fingers remain crossed that diners will be invited to carry their own logs, or design a set of silent drape-runners during the meal.)
Speaking of the food, we can only assume that the first course will be amazing, building up inevitable disappointment when the second eventually arrives (especially after the mysterious ingredients are revealed about halfway through the course.) The third portion of the meal will then arrive 20 years later, and be greeted with desperate, starvation-induced anticipation from the hordes of waiting diners, along with a lot of back-and-forth discussions about whether the head chef would be coming back to cook the thing or not.
The Owls Are Now What They Seem is set to operate in London from August 27 through October 17.