Chef Christian Puglisi is at the heart of why Relae, based in Copenhagen, has won serious praise from the Michelin star reviewers — styling itself as the “first organic” recipient of a Michelin star. Everything from the food to the design of the building are rooted in sustainability, and the restaurant even collects together its efforts in a sustainability report.
The tables are made from local oak, the chairs are recycled, almost 100% of the food is organic, and the restaurant uses biodynamic farms that don’t use pesticides or chemicals. According to Matador Network, the drinking water is served in recycled wine bottles then collected and used for cleaning the restaurant.
The Italian chef has had an illustrious career, working at restaurants including El Bulli and Noma. Until recently, El Bulli was considered the top restaurant in the world.
“The great interest that the new nordic movement has brought to the Copenhagen food scene has made it very vibrant, and I feel a support from the people here — that there’s an openness towards new things,” he said in a video for VisitDenmark.Tags: Denmark, food and drink, sustainability