Click on image for larger file. ØsterGRO, whose fields are the setting of the restaurant. See the farm here.
Stedsans ØsterGro has a 600-square metre urban rooftop garden where organic produce grows right in the middle of Copenhagen, Denmark.
Nov 7, 2016
“I always wanted to have a restaurant at a place that really reflected the way I cook. So when we heard about the rooftop farm – the first in Scandinavia – I told Flemming, ‘This is it. This is where I want to show my food to the world. Here in these fields, with people sitting in this greenhouse in the middle of the city.’”
So that’s exactly what they did. The couple asked the rooftop farmers if they could build a small restaurant in the greenhouse.
“And luckily they said yes! We opened a tiny little kitchen with tiny gas burners and one tiny little oven the first season,” Mette recalls. “And people started coming from all around the world.”
“It’s beautiful,” Mette says. “The setting really creates magic. You’re surrounded by plants, which make you release dopamine, and we get to share with each other. We have this basic human need for connecting with others, and it makes us happy. And sharing makes us happy.”
Future of the restaurant – from their blog:
October 14, 2016
The 2016 season is coming to an end, and it’s been a blast. We felt and shared so much happiness at the rooftop farm this year. We added love and fire to loads of Mother Natures beautiful creations straight from the fields of our favourite farmers. It’s not over yet – but almost. And this time it’s for good, at least as this location. Our mission at ØsterGRO is accomplished. We have served almost 10.000 guests during the last two years in Copenhagen, and hopefully some of them walked down the spiral stairscase from the roof feeling inspired to care more about nature, to share more, and to spread some good energy. We know for sure that new friendships have been made, and that we have made a lot of people very happy (and full. And drunk!). We followed our hearts and created just that magical, vibrant, green and growing place, we saw in front of us in early spring 2015. With great help from the rooftopfarmers of ØsterGRO, whose fields are the setting of the restaurant.