The Michelin Guide has announced the release of an all new Nordic Cities guide, which will focus on restaurants in Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. This year marks a new record for Copenhagen, which received 18 Michelin stars for 15 restaurants, compared to 17 stars in 2014.
Copenhagen also received Bib Gourmands for 12 notable and affordable restaurants.
The new guide, however, also marks the first time that a Danish city other than Copenhagen received Michelin stars.
This year, Denmark’s second-largest city, Aarhus, received single Michelin stars for three restaurants: Frederikshøj, Gastromé, and Substans.
Two restaurants in Aarhus received Bib Gourmands.
“More and more Danish chefs have ambitions and skills which are internationally recognized,” said Bruno Bedholm, director of VisitDenmark USA.
“This year, Copenhagen once again solidifies its position as gastronomic capital of the Nordic region. [It is] exciting also to see Aarhus entering the Guide Michelin universe. I hope that the Michelin rating of restaurants in Aarhus will be the first step of redrawing the culinary map of Denmark and that restaurants from other parts of the country will find their way into Michelin Nordic Cities as the guide concept develops in the years to come.”