Geranium which has three Michelin stars is located in Copenhagen, Denmark. Lat month the fine dining restaurant was awarded second (after another famous Danish restaurant Noma) in the World's 50 Best Restaurant Awards for 2021. Now, the restaurant announced it will be ditching dishes including beef, pork and poultry starting in January.
Chef Rasmus Kofoed said: "My kitchen at Geranium has long been focused on vegetables, fish and shellfish as the star on the plate, with small quantities of meat."
"The menu is a reflection of me, of who I am and how I am evolving as a chef and as a human being. I haven't been eating meat for the last five years at home, so to no longer use meat on the new menu was a logical decision and a natural progression for Geranium."
Launching a new plant-based menu means the restaurant will have to ditch some of its signature dishes.
He said: "We are waving goodbye to our signature dishes and I think that is a big step."
Kofoed explained that that the idea to stop serving meat came to him when he woke up in the middle of the night. In the following morning, he already had 15 new idea for brand new plant-based dishes.
Last year, Kofoed opened a seasonal vegetarian restaurant named Angelika.
"I see it as a challenge to create new dishes which celebrate seafood from the pristine waters and vegetables from the local, organic/bio-dynamic farms which thrive here in Denmark and in Scandinavia," he said.
"From my perspective, change is good, we grow from it, we learn from it, we step out of our comfort zone and often we benefit from it. Thank you for being a part of the journey, I'm excited to share this new chapter with you," he added.
Photos: Claes Bech-Poulsen
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