KOKS retains its stars

14.09.2021 - 08:08
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KOKS retains its stars
Renowned restaurant holds on to its two Michelin stars and its sustainability honour
Owner Johannes Jensen, restaurant manager Karin Visth and head chef Poul Andrias Ziska pictured at the 2017 Michelin awards
 

KOKS, the tiny 30-seat restaurant by Lake Leynavatn, is still among the very best in the world.

At yesterday’s Michelin awards, the world-famous Faroese restaurant retained both of its Michelin stars.

KOKS also retained the sustainability honour awarded last year for the restaurant’s sustainable cooking practices.

 >> SEE ALSO KOKS scoops yet another Michelin distinction

“We received our first Michelin star in 2017 and our second in 2019. Holding on to these stars is such wonderful recognition of our hard work,” said restaurant manager Karen Visth at yesterday’s online awards ceremony.

”Attending this event has been one of the annual highlights all the 18 years I have been in this industry. I always dreamed of being part of this Michelin family and being counted among these amazing restaurants. A big thank you on behalf of all our staff and our guests.”

 >> SEE ALSO KOKS named top 40 best restaurants in Europe

Head chef Poul Andrias Ziska said he expected to retain the two stars.

“We had no indications that we would lose a star or gain a third, so we are happy with tonight’s outcome.”

The international headline coming out of yesterday’s event is that Danish restaurant Noma finally got its third Michelin star, which is the highest Michelin achievement.

The Søllerød Kro in Danmark, headed by Faroese chef Jan Restorff, retained its Michelin star.

 

Read the Faroese version of this article here.

Translated by prosa.fo.

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