Michelin Guide released its 2020 guide for Nordic countries, which include Iceland, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Norway. The awards were announced on Monday 17th February at a special launch event at the Olavshallen Concert Hall in Trondheim, Norway.
There are now only two restaurants in the region with three stars: Copenhagen’s Geranium and Stockholm’s Frantzén.
Copenhagen’s Alchemist was given two stars, Jordnær, RE-NAA and Aloë, were all promoted from one star.
Commenting on the new Two Stars, Poullennec said: “While they are all very different, what they share is a real passion for sourcing and seasonality. Alchemist is a 50+ course immersive experience which brings plenty of originality to the table; Jordnær sees well-crafted, delicate dishes; Aloë brings together flavours from around the globe; and Re-Naa focuses on precise, creative cuisine.”
One Michelin Star got Inari from Helsinki, Finland, Dill from Reykjavic, Bare from Bergen, Omakase by Vladimir Pak from Oslo, Speilsalen from Trondheim, Under from Lindesnes and Etoile from Stockholm.
The One Stars provide plenty of variety too. Best restaurants with one star like Inari serves largely plant-based dishes, Dill serves small dishes which pack a punch, and Etoile offers intriguing global cuisine. The four Norwegian Stars are all very different too: Bare has an organic focus; Omakase by Vladimir Pak is a Japanese counter dining restaurant; elegant Speilsalen sits within a luxurious hotel; and the unique Under is submerged under the sea and offers stunning views of the sea life.
Alongside the new Stars, the winners of the three Michelin Awards for 2020 were announced:
Welcome & Service Award 2020
Tina Kragh Vildgaard of Jordnær, Gentofte, Denmark
Chef Mentor Award 2020
Rasmus Kofoed of Geranium, Copenhagen, Denmark
Sustainability Award 2020
Magnus Ek and his team at Oaxen Krog and Oaxen Slip, Stockholm, Sweden
The Michelin Guide has joined forces with TripAdvisor and TheFork to offer diners a complementary way to find their ideal dining experience, as well as improved access to a wider choice of high-quality restaurants around the world.