At the Leading Culture Destinations Awards ceremony this evening, Fotografiska won the “Museum Restaurant of the World” award. Fotografiska’s Paul Svensson and his team who create our food and beverage experience were in London to receive the prestigious award.
“For us, being voted the best museum restaurant in the world is powerful recognition that our sustainable philosophy of focusing on the plant kingdom, with top quality fish and meat products as an additional condiment, is the way forward. Our ambition is to contribute to saving the earth, by, for example, our zero-waste process where the residue is regarded where usually discarded and unused offcuts are regarded as a new raw produce. This prize will spur us on to become ever more inspirational and encourage an even greater number of people to contribute to the important work of intelligently managing the earth’s resources,” a proud Paul Svensson explains.
In the company of eminent museums such as New York’s Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian and Shanghai’s Rockbund Art Museum, Fotografiska was nominated in one of Leading Culture Destinations Awards’ 15 categories, the Oscars for cultural institutions. And the fact that Fotografiska’s restaurant was voted the “Best Museum Restaurant of the Year 2017”, after having been runner-up and nominated twice, demonstrates that our sustainable philosophy of centering on the plant kingdom with fish and meat as an option is increasingly gaining appreciation and attention.
The shortlist was drawn up by a committee of over 80 international cultural leaders and initiators, Lord Cultural Resources (the world’s leading consultant in cultural planning) and a Select Jury this evening declared the winners of each category.
The LCD Awards celebrate the vitality and dynamism of the world’s museums, which are constantly changing and developing. The primary reason for this competition is to highlight that cutting-edge contemporary museums are far more than administrators of a cultural heritage; they are the driving forces behind cultural development at large.
“This prize is an acknowledgment of Fotografiska’s ability to initiate and continue to pursue activities at the highest level to the delight of our guests. We are extremely proud to have been able to accomplish our mission of becoming a meeting place for many sensibilities and inspire a more conscious world,” concludes Jan Broman, CEO, Fotografiska International and co-founder of Fotografiska with Per Broman, CEO, Fotografiska Stockholm.