The world’s greatest restaurant is as soon as once more in Denmark


The twentieth World’s 50 Greatest Awards Ceremony came about in London final month and have become one other victorious yr for Danish gastronomy with Geranium claiming the title as World’s Greatest Restaurant and two new Danish eating places getting into the highest 50 listing.

Final yr’s #2, Geranium topped this yr’s listing. The restaurant is positioned on the eighth flooring above Denmark’s nationwide soccer stadium Parken with panoramic views over the Fælledparken (the Frequent Gardens). Rasmus Kofoed is the head-chef and co-owner in addition to the one chef to have ever gained the gold, silver and bronze medals on the esteemed world cooking competitors the Bocuse d’Or.

“My dedication and curiosity to lean extra every day gave me confidence and at last I discovered the world the place I belong,” stated Kofoed, who in his acceptance speech talked about how he had gone from an insecure youngster to the place he’s at the moment. “Geranium grew to become our imaginative and prescient to create a holistic house embracing the circle of life. Meals is a connector, uniting folks from completely different continents. Sharing traditions, tradition and creativity. And I really feel so rattling grateful to have the ability to be part of that.”

Kofoed praised his Copenhagen crew and spouse earlier than conclusively including: “now it’s time for some hygge. Skål!” (skål is cheers in Danish).

The entrance of home, wine and drinks is managed by co-owner Søren Ledet, who joined Kofoed on stage on the award ceremony.

Geranium’s solution to the highest 

Geranium was the primary Danish restaurant to obtain three Michelin stars in 2016, and so they have regularly moved up the World’s 50 Greatest Eating places listing from #49 in 2012 to #2 in 2021.

The present menu, “The Summer time Universe”, prices DKK 3,200/$440 per particular person and lasts for a min-imum of three hours. They provide varied wine menus in addition to a no-alcohol paring.

From the beginning of the 2022 season, Geranium eliminated meat from their menu to focus solely on greens and seafood. Concerning the shift to a meat-free menu, Kofoed commented: “The menu is a mirrored image of me, of who I’m and the way I’m evolving as a chef and as a human being. I haven’t been consuming meat for the final 5 years at house, so to not use meat on the brand new menu was a logical resolution & a pure development for Geranium”.

The restaurant first opened in 2007, however closed in 2009 earlier than reopening within the new location in 2010.

Alchemist enters the highest 50 

At #18 was holistic eating restaurant Alchemist, rising from #58 final yr. Main Alchemist is chef Rasmus Munk. The restaurant opened in 2019 and acquired two Michelin stars in 2020, its first yr within the information. A meal at Alchemist entails 50 programs or “impressions”, which embrace gentle, theater, artwork and sound primarily based on their holistic eating manifesto.

“Rasmus Munk and crew have reimagined the holistic eating expertise with innovation at each flip. The efficiency parts are matched with delicacies that’s rooted basic tech-niques, contemporary analysis and the very best elements”, stated ceremony host Stanley Tucci.

The eating expertise lasts 4-6 hours and prices DKK 4400/$600. Alchemist is positioned in a for-mer welding corridor within the former industrial Copenhagen neighborhood, Refshaleøen. The identical neighborhood as noma is positioned in.

Jordnær is Denmark’s new addition to the World’s 50 Greatest 

Jordnær north of Copenhagen entered the listing at #38. Jordnær maintain two Michelin stars and the present 17-course menu prices $436. “Head right here for large langoustines, turbot and king crab, beneficiant volumes of caviar and extra – all contemporary from the ocean”, stated host Tucci and jokingly added that the 2 house owners Eric Kragh Vildgaard and Tina Kragh Vildgaard have six kids and deserve an award for that as effectively.

The identify Jordnær interprets to “right down to earth”, and the restaurant opened in 2017. Chef Vild-gaard has a fancy historical past of each crime and dealing at eating places like noma and Søllerød Kro. He’s the brother of one other Copenhagen noma alumni chef Torsten Vildgaard.

Final yr, noma took the highest spot. After the change of the principles in 2019, noma will now retire to The Better of the Greatest listing.


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