When construction was at its peak in 2010 and we were struggling to turn a Nørrebro-basement to something that was supposed to look just a little bit like a restaurant we had sky-high ambitions. We were also blessed by colleagues and the press creating high hopes about what we had started building. From the beginning expectations were high from our guests, our colleagues and foremost ourselves. We wanted to move away from the formal environment that we had been treading for so long and create a space of liberty. Somewhere were we could do exactly what we wanted. We had seen that hunting for Michelin stars was something that made you silly, prematurely old and flat out poor and miserable. Why would we conform to the frames made by some higher powers when we could create a place that inspired us to go to work every day?
The last thing we were wishing for was the hunt for stars and the freedom we found in not taking part of that ludacris race has defined the restaurant we are running today. Nonetheless on the 14th of march 2012 a star fell down from the skies and landed in a small restaurant that never saw it coming. We are incredibly proud of the work and effort we and our staff to have brought this restaurant to the point where the guide gives us a recognition of this magnitude in this years edition.
The recognition feels even greater considering that we never took part of the hunt for stars but have only strided to give our guest a better experience day after day. We know that our simplistic decor and toilets the lacking of tablecloth’s, napkins and other soft and comfortable accessories moves us away from the traditional Michelin-level and the most proud we are of acquiring a star on our food, wine and service, nothing else.
To all those left confused and worried we must for once and all answer the questions we are posed the most since the star fell upon us.
- we will not raise our prices, we will not open another day and no, we will not start buying tablecloth’s.