Two years ago, four sprightly young chefs and waiters grabbed the chance to open up a restaurant in Aarhus together, based on New Nordic principles and strictly local ingredients. In February 2017, their Restaurant Domestic was awarded a Michelin star. “We were so surprised,” says Ditte Susgaard, one of the founders. “Of course it had been a dream, but one for the far-off future.” “We’re really lucky to all be at a stage in life where we can prioritise the restaurant and put in the dedication needed to make it a success,” says Susgaard. “It really is hard work, and we almost see each other more than we see our other halves, so it’s hugely rewarding to see that our visitors appreciate what we do and share our vision.”