Sydney’s latest contribution to pop-up restaurants has sustainability written all over it. Greenhouse by Joost is a temporary installation by Joost Bakker, a Dutch-born Melbourne architect whose vision of creating a totally sustainable restaurant now lies along the foreshores of Sydney harbour.
Three shipping containers with a façade painted with orange and white images of children and butterflies stand adjacent to the structure with an entrance covered with terracotta strawberry pots.
Inside, the white walls are painted with environmental messages in thick black text. The chairs are made from irrigation pipes covered with leather off-cuts from a tannery. Recycled conveyor belts make up the floor.
Chef Matt Stone heads the kitchen with an artisan touch. Pizzas, pastas and breads are made from flour milled on the premises. Sydney rock oysters, charcuterie platters and sustainably-farmed seared mullet with heirloom tomatoes feature on the select menu. The food is presented on thin plywood boards and accompanied with plantation timber cutlery. Drinks are served in sawn-off beer bottles and jam jars.
The rooftop bar surrounded by a herb garden boasts one of the best harbour views of Sydney.
Greenhouse by Joost runs until end of March 2011 before it moves to Milan, Berlin, Budapest and London.
Greenhouse by Joost
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