Rasmus Munk's Alchemist restaurant in Copenhagen has been named 'Restaurant of the Year' for a second consecutive year at the White Guide digital awards ceremony held in Copenhagen today.
“We were almost in shock last year when we received this recognition after only 4 months of opening. It is a privilege to receive it for the second time, but the feeling is also a bit ambivalent in this very challenging year for the restaurant industry. 2020 has been a rollercoaster ride for us, receiving 2 Michelin stars in February, and the pandemic shortly after hitting the restaurant industry like a tidal wave. I am above all grateful to my fantastic team for all their hard work and efforts”, said Alchemist head chef and co-owner Munk.
Alchemist continues to push the boundaries with its conceptual dining experience, which the guide describes as "enveloping guests in a fantasy of food, emotions, responsibility, perfection, creativity, science, enjoyment, other worlds, dreams, and closeness”. A menu with 50 'impressions' is served to guests seated in a planetarium dome, with dishes reflecting a broad spectrum of topics, from food waste, to paying homage to artist Andy Warhol and author George Orwell. Take a look at some of the unique dishes served at Alchemist.
Alchemist received a score of 99 out of a possible 100, with Rasmus Kofoed's Geranium and Rene Redzepi's Noma close behind, in second and third place respectively. Take a look at the top twenty below:
White Guide Denmark 2021: The Top 20 Restaurants
1. Alchemist, Copenhagen
2. Geranium, Copenhagen,
3. Noma, Copenhagen
4. Jordnær, Gentofte
4. Kadeau, Copenhagen
4. Mielcke & Hurtigkarl, Copenhagen
4. Søllerød Kro, Holte
8. Lyst, Vejle
9. Syttende, Sønderborg
10. Kong Hans Kælder, Copenhagen