For the third consecutive year, the noma restaurant in Copenhagen is ranked number one on the San Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants list. This year the list included Danish restaurants Geranium (No. 49) and Relæ (No. 75) and only a few weeks ago, the French Michelin Guide handed out 14 stars to 13 Danish chefs cooking up new ideas in their respective kitchens -- more stars than any other city in Scandinavia and even more than Amsterdam and Rome.
The Michelin Guide also handed out 12 “Bib-Gourmands” to another fine range of “good value-for-money” restaurants in the Copenhagen area. The epicenter of Danish gastronomy, noma, leads the pack as Copenhagen’s only two-star Michelin restaurant. The restaurant is located in an 18th century warehouse near the Copenhagen harbor. Executive Chef René Redzepi focuses on regional produce, such as Nordic langoustine, wild salmon, seaweed, foraged berries and musk ox. All of the restaurant’s prime produce is sourced from Scandinavia, primarily Denmark. More than 800 leading chefs and culinary writers worldwide are eligible to vote for their favorite restaurant in the San Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants, which is hosted by Restaurant Magazine.