Koks, Faroe Islands
We’ve called this list “restaurants worth traveling the world for,” and Koks – a double Michelin-starred restaurant in the Faroe Islands – requires more of an intrepid journey than others. Situated on the edge of a glassy lake about 30 minutes outside of Tórshavn, the capital city of the Faroe Islands, you’ll find Koks’ own hajllur (a small storehouse used for fermenting foods), where the meal begins with local snacks and beer. Then it’s onwards through the valley to the main restaurant, a Faroese farmhouse full of cozy sheepskin throws, for a tasting menu of local dishes that employ traditional preparation methods: fermenting, smoking, salting and drying. With specialties including fermented lamb and local clams served with kale and kelp – all sourced from the surrounding land and waters – it’s a true taste of the Faroe Islands.