Restaurant Visit: Restaurant Radio in Copenhagen
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My perfect evening would consist of dining on new Nordic cuisine in the simple, honest interiors of Copenhagen's Restaurant Radio . Self-professed "gastronomic entrepreneur" Claus Meyer has added another restaurant to his culinary empire, which includes Noma , the two-star Michelin restaurant where the new Nordic cuisine movement began, along with a vinegar brewery and several farms. Restaurant Radio is about high-quality seasonal ingredients from Meyer's farms, cooked by talented people with attitude, and served in a modern urban setting. Collaborating with graphic designer Christina Meyer Bengtsson , the young Danish design firm HolmbackNordentoft have imbued the interiors with an equally local sensibility. "We have taken the essence of Nordic materials, and combined them in a distinct way to give the place its character," says Ulrik Nordentoft, Photography by Anders Schønnemann . Above: Located in Frederiksberg, close to Copenhagen's scenic lakes, Restaurant Radio derives its name from the city's old Radio House. Above: A Moooi Chandelier hangs above two large photographic images of produce from the farms. Above: The dining room is outfitted with Slab Chairs by Tom Dixon. The floor is Douglas fir, treated with white soap and lye, from Danish company Dinesen . Above: The back wall is lined with weathered planks of reclaimed wood, which add a sense of warmth as well as provide sound absorption. Above: The restaurant flatware is from the design firm Normann Copenhagen . Above: Jesper Kirketerp and Rasmus Kliim, the talented chefs of Restaurant Radio, select the day's menu. Above: Meyer believes that eating more vegetables and less meat is a precondition for health and a sustainable future, and refers to this attitude as "hedonistic sustainability." Above: The simple presentation of the food is consistent with the design ethos.