Like many on a Sunday we love relaxing and reading the Sunday press, while kicking back today we came across the Facebook page of the Faroe Islands’ first Michelin-starred restaurant, KOKS.
Their Facebook page is not awash with images and information, but what there is, is certainly engaging. Below is a statement posted shortly after KOKS was awarded with the Faroe Islands’ first Michelin star.
KOKS is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a Michelin star.
This is the first time that a Faroese Haute Cuisine restaurant has been awarded the prestigious accolade, which recognizes KOKS’ contribution to enhancing the unique and fascinating local culinary culture.
“On behalf of the team at KOKS, I would like to express our sincere gratitude and appreciation to the Michelin Guide Nordic Countries for this wonderful award. At KOKS, our aim is to create the ultimate dining experience. An experience strongly influenced by our deep-rooted Faroese traditions and the remarkable local produce found at our doorstep. This is our strength, and often our job is simply to let the extraordinary produce speak for itself,” says 26-year-old chef, Poul Andrias Ziska.
Johannes Jensen, restauranteur and owner of KOKS, said: “We are truly humbled and honoured to have been awarded the Faroe Islands’ first Michelin star. KOKS’ identity is founded on the distinctive and unique Faroese food traditions, on an accessibility to the world’s best local produce, and on the expertise of Faroese chefs who embody the unparalleled Faroese food culture.”
H&C News would like to offer our congratulations to Johannes Jensen and team at KOKS on their food being recognised for reflecting their unique local culinary culture.