Vegan Christmas feast with Danish favourites and Winter tasting menu
Nørre Farimagsgade 63, 1364 Copenhagen K – Website/Press photos
In 2021 Restaurant ARK became the first-ever entirely plant-based restaurant in the Nordics to be awarded a Michelin Green Star for their work in sustainable gastronomy, this accolade has recently been followed by the receipt of 3 Circles in the 360 Eat Guide – landing them in the top 8, among some hefty company. Their produce is largely made up of ingredients foraged by the keen eyes of the owner himself alongside their Head Forager, previously of Noma fame, in the Danish outback or grown at ARK’s urban farm, Funga Farm. The restaurant follows a rigid zero-waste policy, a thread woven through the kitchen, bar, and even the furniture has a close connection to nature and recycled materials.
Starting from November 9, Restaurant ARK’s Winter Tasting Menu offers a variety of innovative flavours and dishes that celebrate the versatility of vegetables and challenge the ideal of the meat-focused Christmas menu. The menu focuses on local and seasonal ingredients, and it is combined with winter tailored natural wine or homemade non-alcoholic beverage pairing.
While ARK pushes the boundaries when it comes to their tasting menu, their sister restaurant – Bistro Lupa has stepped up to put a plant-based spin on the more traditional Danish favourites, while still following the same ethos as its lauded sibling, Bistro Lupa has created a Christmas Feast including Lions Mane schnitzel and, of course, the classic Ris a la Mande. Bistro Lupa’s Christmas Menu is available to book now - https://www.bistrolupa.dk/lupaevents.