This just in from Aarhus, Denmark, the MICHELIN Guide Nordic Countries 2019 selection has been released, featuring 64 Michelin-starred restaurants across the region.
Hosted by VisitAarhus in close cooperation with Aarhus Municipality, Region Midtjylland, Business Region Aarhus and the Food Organization of Denmark, the world famous Guide announced the Nordic Countries’ new starred restaurants in front of 500 guests, chefs and members of the press at the Aarhus Music Hall.
Covering Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Iceland, there are a total of four new one-starred restaurants in the 2019 selection including Jonas André Nâvik’s FAGN and Heidi Bjerkan’s Credo restaurants, both in Trondheim, Norway, Nick Curtin’s Alouette in Copenhagen and Eero Vottonen’s Palace restaurant in Helsinki. (Credo also received the MICHELIN Guide Sustainability Award.)
“The Nordic countries offer something truly unique and the diversity and buoyancy of the region’s restaurant scene make it so appealing to food lovers from around the world,” says Gwendal Poullennec, international director of the MICHELIN Guides. “Chefs continue to develop both their own skills and techniques but also lead the way in reducing food waste, focusing on truly local ingredients and even embracing a more plant-based diet.”
The 2019 selection also sees three new two stars, including René Redzepi’s highly-acclaimed Copenhagen restaurant Noma. Jacob Holmstrom and Anton Bjurh’s Gastrologik in Stockholm and KOKS, located on the Faroe Islands, were both elevated from one star to two; 29-year-old head chef Poul Andrias Ziska also received the MICHELIN Guide Nordic Countries Young Chef Award.
Head chef Paul Profitt and general manager Garrey Dylan Dawson accepted the MICHELIN Guide Nordic Countries Welcome & Service Award on behalf of two-Michelin-starred Henne Kirkeby Kro.
Geranium, Maaemo and Frantzén retained their three stars in the 2019 selection.
In addition to Trondheim in Norway appearing in the guide for the first time, Aalborg and Rønde in Denmark, Grindavik in Iceland and Kosta in Sweden all make their debuts in 2019. Overall, 30 restaurants have been added to this edition, giving readers of the MICHELIN Guide even greater choice when dining out.
Congratulations to all—for the full list of restaurants, please click each of the countries below: