In Glacier Camp Eqi everyone comes together in CafĂ© Victor, possibly, no actually really, serving the best food in Greenland. The Danish chef is one of few words and does not want to say much about his background and where he learned his metier (a little Arctic bird sitting next to the cafe told us he worked at Noma for four years). But what Mistery chef cooks together here, in such a remote and far away place, is quite exceptional. Savoury dishes in the likes of a steaming red beet soup, better than the Russian version, made by making a flavourful daishi from smoked bacon in which the beets are cooked.
In his kitchen we spot jars with pickled onions, carrots and other veggies, perfect to go along with the crisp home-made, dark bread, still feeling warm and tender inside. We also liked the ceviche of halibut served with a sort of beet-like vegetable that reminds a bit of daikon. Mistery chefâ€™s kitchen is inventive, refined but still hearty and strong enough for a place like here where blue sky and T-shirt weather can turn into Arctic winds and biting temperatures. We are sitting at the tables, glowing with red cheeks, feasting on this amazing culinary treat while outside the Eqi Glacier is thundering and calving away. The imposing grandeur of nature and the intimate and refined food on our plate. This is one of those moments when you think life canâ€™t get any better. Maybe will take Mistery Chef in our suite case so he can cook for us when we are in another remote place somewhere around the world.