Last month, Le Reffettorio Paris opened its doors with the help of famed chef Massimo Bottura of Osteria Francescana and artist JR (interviewed). Housed in the crypts of the historic Madeleine church in Paris’s 8th arrondissement, the concept behind the space fits nicely with the setting. Taking surplus ingredients from some of the city’s finest restaurants, Bottura and his team aim to serve 100 of the most socially vulnerable every night with a multi course meal – an upscale soup kitchen if you will. For their part, JR and Prune Nourry created site specific installations and plan to invite other artists to contribute their talents to the project in the future. Read more about Le Reffettorio Paris here.

Photo credit: Shehan Hanwellage, JR, and Bottura.
Discuss JR here.