OAXEN KROG, SWEDEN, 90 p
A pioneer within the Nordic gastronomy that manages to maintain its status and evolve at the same time. Food and drink are inspired by nature, a fact manifested through the presentations. The place itself, including the interior, cutlery, bowls and other utensils (often produced by the restaurateur and chef Magnus Ek himself), are constructed from natural materials. Most of the wines come from small farms making old world wines. There is also an ambitious, non-alcoholic beverage pairing. The process at Oaxen is carried out sustainably every step of the way, from how the building is maintained to the choice of materials and ingredients (many of them from their own gardens).