For the last couple of days chefs all over the world have held their breath waiting for the Michelin guide to be released. Today the distribution of stars was announced, and Danish chefs can be proud. The high level of Danish Michelin stars continues and Denmark has a new two star restaurant. A side from Noma, which for the third time receives two stars, also Geranium now has two stars. According to the Michelin guide, a two star restaurants is defined as ‘worth a detour’.
New one star restaurant
While Geranium took a step up in the Michelin hierarchy, another Danish restaurant entered the guide. This is the restaurant Kadeau, located at Christianshavn and serving Nordic cousine like Denmarks most well-known restaurant Noma. The restaurant Kadeau in Copenhagen is a successor to the restaurant Kadeau at the little Danish island Bornholm, which for the last couple of years has become the origin of a couple of locally produced, high quality food products. The Kadeau family also counts the more down-to-earth restaurant Pony at Vesterbro.
The other one star Michelin restaurants are: Grønbech & Churchill, Relæ, Den Røde Cottage, AOC, Kokkeriet, Era Ora, Formel B, Kiin Kiin, Kong Hans Kælder and Søllerød Kro.
One Michelin restaurant closed
The total increase of Danish Michelin stars is indeed a successful achievement considered that one of last year’s Michelin restaurants is closed. It is the restaurant Nimb Herman, which changed its name to Nimb Louise during 2012.
Handfuld of upcommers
Besides from the 13 Michelin stars Danish restaurants receive 14 so called Bib Gourmand awards. The award is given to restaurants cooking less expensive meals of high quality. This year’s Bib Gourmand Danish restaurants are: Marv & Ben, Orangeriet, Enomania, Mêlée, Søren K, Skovshoved Hotel, Famo, Frederiks Have, Kanalen, Kødbyens Fiskebar, L’altro, Sommelier and Retour.
Nordic Couisine has been well honoured in this year's Michelinguide.