Vacant premises at 481 Crown Street is set to be transformed into a unique restaurant under a new collaboration between social impact business OzHarvest and international chef Massimo Bottura.

OzHarvest and Bottura plan to bring the refettorio concept to Crown Street in a venture made possible by a philanthropist who is providing the location.

Bottura’s Italian refettorio is a Michelin three hatted restaurant. He has worked with OzHarvest’s Ronnie Kahn on pop up restaurants in the past and often volunteers for philanthropic events.

OzHarvest told Urban Village that David Clark is also onboard as pro bono creative interior director while Vince Frost has volunteered to work on the branding.

OzHarvest Founder and CEO, Ronni Kahn AO says “Development is now underway and we are still looking for support for the project. We’ll need plates and tables and chairs, there’s a strong emphasis on sustainability. Anyone who can help – tradies welcome!”

The OzHarvest Refettorio is expected to open in April 2021 at the address which most recently was the café Skully on Crown.