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Justified Gluttony

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Fine dining and plentiful eating can be a healthy treat when sustainability is whisked into the bowl.
A gluttonous meal is justified with restaurants that smoothly mix eco-friendly design with a sprinkle of fresh local food and a hint of nature and beauty.

New Zealand’s stunning Yellow Treehouse Restaurant combines a whimsical mixture of green design that respects nature and blends it with seclusion, tranquility and elegance. Located north of Auckland, a 40-meter high redwood tree holds the pod-shaped structure with a magical long walkway that connects to it with a view of a stream and the forest. The Pacific Environmental Architects reduced the restaurant’s carbon footprint by opting out of using concrete or steel, instead they used renewable choices such as glum beams, redwood, sustainably-harvested pine and poplar. Local harvesting and milling was incorporated into the process and the structure was built in a manner that would allow as much natural light as possible to reduce the use of electricity. It is currently only open as a unique private venue to be rented for events and private get togethers for an unconventional dining experience.

High in the treetops at the heart of the Alnwick Garden in Northumberland, England lies a dreamy Treehouse Restaurant with a cozy log fire, live music, trees growing around and through the restaurant and saturated with handcrafted furniture mixed with a beautiful landscape of nature stirring in every corner and crack. The Treehouse Restaurant provides a new approach to dining as close to nature as possible. Rope bridges connect to the unique treehouse to transport one into an enchanting meal that is mixed with sustainability in mind. This charming concept and organic design is integrated into the landscape to give food lovers an unforgettable eating experience. Delicious locally inspired and sourced food with an organic design of screens crafted from fallen branches and sustainably sourced Canadian cedar and redwood to provide a unique felicitous eco-friendly restaurant.

The Fiveelements’ Sakti Dining Room located in Bali, Indonesia is a healing eco retreat for the mind and body. This polished bamboo masterpiece is surrounded by a lotus pond, Ayung River and nature. To provide a sustainable design in an organic setting, reclaimed ironwood floors from boats and piers is baked into the design with recycled materials such as teakwood and used alang-alang thatched roofing, coconut wood, and a slice of rattan furniture. Nutritional assessments and customized meal plans are offered with a healing cuisine that consists of nourishing organic, raw, vegetarian food from local farmers. Taking care of the environment and supporting farmers who use organic composts and fertilizers to give the freshest foods is vital to the restaurants morals. The second floor of the restaurant has a resource centre and lounge for personal health and healing food coaching. Sustainable agriculture and local farmers provide a nourishing experience for a healthy gluttonous

The Fiveelements’ Sakti Dining Room located in Bali, Indonesia is a healing eco retreat for the mind and body. This polished bamboo masterpiece is surrounded by a lotus pond, Ayung River and nature. To provide a sustainable design in an organic setting, reclaimed ironwood floors from boats and piers is baked into the design with recycled materials such as teakwood and used alang-alang thatched roofing, coconut wood, and a slice of rattan furniture. Nutritional assessments and customized meal plans are offered with a healing cuisine that consists of nourishing organic, raw, vegetarian food from local farmers. Taking care of the environment and supporting farmers who use organic composts and fertilizers to give the freshest foods is vital to the restaurants morals. The second floor of the restaurant has a resource centre and lounge for personal health and healing food coaching. Sustainable agriculture and local farmers provide a nourishing experience for a healthy gluttonous stomach with a menu that allows a healing indulgence.
Restaurant Dekas uniquely transformed a former greenhouse in Amsterdam that was due to be demolished into a magnificent contemporary restaurant. The innovative clean design sits surrounded by nature and integrated into the spellbinding landscape. The green farming habits makes this indulgent eating experience a pleasure for the environment and stomach. Food is purchased from local environmentally friendly farmers or the greenhouses and fecund garden on and off the property that grows seasonal herbs, edible flowers and vegetables to bring fresh food daily to the kitchen. The eco architecture is mixed with glass walls that offer a magnificent view to the park and tossed with food grown with green farming habits. Health conscientious individuals can saturate their stomachs with this greenhouse restaurant that offers healthy food freshly picked. After all, the stomach rules the mind.