Copenhagen Restaurants Get 17 Michelin Stars

Heads up, Europe-bound foodies! The Michelin guide to Europe's main cities has just been released, and Copenhagen is looking pretty good. The Danish capital won 17 Michelin stars for 15 of its restaurants in the guide, two more than it had last year. This makes Copenhagen the most-starred city in Scandinavia.

The Malay Mail noted that in spite of earning the title of best restaurant in the world two times by critics, chefs and experts at Restaurant magazine, René Redzepi’s Copenhagen restaurant Noma did not advance from its two-starred status in the guide, and that chef Rasmus Kofoed, who won the gold medal at the Bocuse d’Or in 2011, was unable to score a third star for his restaurant Geranium  (pictured) this year. 

The city is taking some initiatives to boost its culinary scene: The Copenhagen Cooking food festival, the largest of its kind in Northern Europe, will return for the tenth time this summer, with more than 150 events booked. 

Even better, Michelin will publish an all-new, Nordic guide focussing on Denmark and the North. Previously, the Michelin guide has not awarded stars to restaurants in Scandinavian cities with fewer than 500,000 residents, but that all changes next year with the ‘Michelin Guide Nordic,’ which also includes restaurants in smaller cities.