Participant introduction

Eric Vildgaard

Jordnær, 2** Michelin stars
When in 2017 the Michelin guide awarded a star to the previously unknown restaurant Jordnær, it was a surprise to the entire Nordic restaurant scene. Just nine months earlier, chef Eric Vildgaard and his wife Tina had opened Jordnær in the lobby of the Gentofte Hotel in the suburbs of Copenhagen. In Rovinj, chef Eric will tell an incredible story about the challenges he faced in his youth and how his love for his wife and gastronomy put him back on the straight and narrow. Today, Jordnær has a second Michelin star and numerous awards due to chef Eric’s picturesque and delicious creations made from Nordic, French and Asian ingredients that he combines in extraordinary harmony, while his wife Tina takes care of the top- notch service.
Fun Fact

Jordnær has two Michelin stars, the “Michelin Nordic Countries Welcome & Service Award”, and his restaurant was ranked 38th on the World's 50 Best Restaurants list in 2022.