A brand new culinary documentary about KOKS, the 2 Michelin starred “off map” destination restaurant located at the Sheep Islands, is premiered on September 22nd at the 69th edition of San Sebastián International Film Festival.
The 2 Michelin starred pearl of the Scandinavian -and world- culinary caste, KOKS, located in the small archipelago in the North Atlantic Ocean, is the main theme of “Michelin Stars II – Nordic By Nature”. The Faroe Islands is a microcosmos of exciting products, Nordic history, viking tales, more sheep than people, beautiful surroundings, all becoming a source of inspiration for chef Paoul Adrias Ziska.
Koks is an almost mythological restaurant in hobbit settings that has received international acknowledgement for embracing the mindset the world now finds itself with.
The gastronomic shelter of chef Poul, is housed in a low ceiling 18th century farmhouse with grass on the roof, at the scenic Leynavatn valley. As a pure locavore, Ziska has the ability to put Faroese landscape in a pot connecting tradition with modernism. The structure of the taste palette in his menus is defined by a modern mindset and refined but earthy style that shuffles the deck of exciting products. The basic expression means of the avant-gardist chef are classic techniques, such as fermentation, smoking, curing and drying. The almost mythological restaurant in hobbit settings that has received international acknowledgement, focuses only on what comes from the terrain of and waters inside, and surrounding the Faroe Islands.
“Michelin Stars II – Nordic By Nature” is premiered Wednesday, September 22nd at the 69th edition of San Sebastián International Film Festival.
Photos: Rúni Friis Kjær, Claes Bech-Poulsen, David Egui