Koks’ cuisine in the Faroes

September 7, 2011

A strong contender for any compilation of ‘unusual places to dine around the world’ has to be the newly-opened ‘Koks’, in the grass-roofed Hotel Føroyar in Torshavn, quirky capital of the Faroe Islands.

Opened by Faroese chef, Leif Sorenson, who trained at Michelin-starred restaurants in Denmark, the contemporary and stylish dining room, with panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and surrounding archipelago, offers a menu based on traditional and organic Faroese produce and herbs.

Try seaweed soup; fish chins with anchovy mayonnaise; a combination of plaice, oyster and sea purslane or throat sweetbread with mushroom, amongst other delectable dishes, washed down with a tangy rhubarb cider.