The sky in Denmark is certainly sparkling with gastronomic stars. The new edition of the Michelin Nordic Guide 2016 awarded no less than 26 Michelin stars to 22 restaurants across Denmark.
The restaurant Geranium in Copenhagen has become the Denmark's first restaurant to receive three Michelin stars.
The Michelin Nordic Guide awarded three stars to chef Rasmus Kofoed, winner of the prestigious Bocuse d'Or and World's Best Chef 2011, for his organic world-class restaurant Geranium.
|The Michelin three-star Geranium in Copenhagen.|
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WHAT'S IN THE MICHELIN GUIDE
FOR SCANDINAVIA 2016
The Michelin Guide for Scandinavia also includes four new restaurants in Denmark, bringing the number of Michelin-starred restaurants in Denmark to 22 with 20 of the coveted stars being awarded to 16 restaurants in Copenhagen.
This is a new record for Michelin-starred restaurants in Denmark, by the way...
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THE BEST RESTAURANTS
Other restaurants in Denmark are also shining brightly.
British chef Paul Cunningham, who took over as head chef at Henne Kirkeby Kro in West Jutland in 2012, is now celebrating its first Michelin star. This is a must-try for food lovers.
Restaurant Kadeau, another new recipient of a Michelin star, continues the New Nordic movement with a menu focusing on produce from the Danish island of Bornholm, the 'sunshine island' in the Baltic Sea.
|Restaurant Kadeau in Denmark|
THE BEST RESTAURANTS
IN AARHUS FOR 2015 & 2016
Three restaurants in Aarhus received the coveted Michelin star for the first time in 2015, and they have all maintained their star status in the new Michelin Nordic Guide 2016.
|The Standard in Denmark|
With a more modest approach to its cuisine, Restaurant Substans also regained a star. It serves contemporary inspired dishes in a relaxed atmosphere with solid craftsmanship using organic ingredients from local producers.
Restaurant Gastromé aims to unite gourmet rural cuisine with the raw, urban cuisine of the city, transforming the countryside gastronomy of the Vilhelmsborg Forest into the urban setting of Aarhus.
THE ANNUAL FOOD FESTIVAL
Aarhus, Denmark's second largest city, hosts the annual Food Festival, set in the city's beautiful bay each September.
The festival has fast become a fixture on every food lover's calendar with a wide range of special events and tastings – from seaweed safaris to sausage-making and cabbage workshops, to gourmet picnics along the shore.