Known as the most remote Michelin-starred restaurant in the world, Koks operated inside a grass-roofed house on the outskirts of Leynar, a village in the Faroe Islands with a population of around 250.
During the summer of 2022 and 2023, the adventure will be even more remote for the restaurant since will move to Ilimanaq, Greenlandin a town of only 53 inhabitants.
From 12 June to 8 September, Koks will take over the restaurant of theIlimanaq Lodge near Ilulissat. The team, under the direction of award-winning head chef Poul Andrias Ziska, will serve a set menu of 17 to 20 courses to just 30 people. Just like the menu in the Faroe Islands, Chef Ziska will stick to his philosophy of proposing creative and sustainable cuisine, based on local raw materials, which here also include reindeer meat, musk ox, seal and narwhal. THEThe price of the tasting menu is 285 euros per person, to which you can add another optional 215 euros if you want to pair the wines (!).
The restaurant, which will be called Edgeis located in one of the oldest houses in Greenland, in the former residence of the colonial managers of Ilimanaq from 1741. The house was built by the famous missionary and merchant Paul Egede, son of Hans Egede, who arrived in Greenland as the first missionary.
In 2017 the building was renovated by Realdania By & Byg, with particular attention to the building’s original materials and colors. Inside there are original wooden tables from the 1700s and a facade that, in a moment, takes you back in time.
The best way to get a table at one of the hardest-to-reach restaurants in the world is to book an overnight stay in a bungalow at Illimanaq Lodge, which includes breakfast and dinner at Koks. These bungalows have fantastic views over Disko bay. With the casual atmosphere, simplicity and natural beauty surrounding the lodge, the atmosphere will be perfect. On a sunny day you will quickly forget that the lodge is located 300 km north of the Arctic Circle.
The hotel and restaurant have implemented solar panels on all lodges, thus producing energy and hot water. All excess energy is sold at low prices to Ilimanaqs residents.
Source: Vanity Fair