Danish gastronomic icon cutting out meat
Just last month, Geranium was lauded as being the second-best restaurant in the world at the prestigious World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards.
Now, one of Denmark’s top two eateries has announced it will abandon meat completely in the near future.
In an interview with Berlingske newspaper, its head chef Rasmus Kofoed said that he came up with the idea a few weeks ago at 3 am.
“So I’ve decided to cut all meat from the menu from the new year. Mostly, because I don’t eat meat myself and it can be difficult to convince others about something if you don’t fully commit to it,” Kofoed told Berlingske.
Whole new concept
Along with Noma, which incidentally finished first at the World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards, Østerbro-based Geranium is one of two three-star Michelin restaurants in Denmark.
The change will see Kofoed develop a completely new menu for the first time in 18 years.
“I don’t see it as a limitation, but as a challenge that will allow us to delve deeper into something else,” Kofoed told Berlingske.