The Michelin Guide to the Nordics 2020 was revealed in Trondheim, Norway tonight with a number of new two and one-star restaurants making the list, however, the three-star category depleted in numbers.
Four new two-star restaurants and seven new one-star restaurants were added to the guide which covers Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark, with each country securing at least one new entry. The three-star ranked restaurants reduced in numbers from three to two.
Rasmus Munks' six-month-old Alchemist went straight into the red guide with two stars, as did newly re-located Re-Naa in Norway, after moving just ten months ago. The team at Aloë also bagged two stars after re-opening in April this year having re-invented themselves after becoming "bored". The husband and wife team from Copenhagen's Jordnaer were also on stage to praise their team, adding the two-star restaurant to their accomplishments.
Rasmus Kofoed's Copenhagen restaurant Geranium retained its three stars as did Bjorn Frantzen's Stockholm restaurant. Norway's Maaemo was absent from the listing having closed at the end of December, due to re-open in a new location next week.
See all the new stars listed below.
Three other awards were also given in special recognition of restaurants achieving big in other areas of hospitality;
Magnus Ek of Oaxen Krog and Slip, in Stockholm, Sweden was given the sustainability award for championing natural ingredients and addressing every aspect of the dining experience, from animal welfare to employee welfare.
Tina Kragh Vildgaard of Jordnær in Copenhagen, Denmark was awarded the service award for creating a friendly and relaxed atmosphere while adding something special to the dining experience.
Chef Mentor Award
Rasmus Kofoed from Geranium in Copenhagen was recognised for the importance of passing on knowledge and inspiring the next generation with the chef mentor award; "I'm glad that I can inspire people with the love for my craft" he commented on stage while reflecting on the importance of taking the time to "live our lives, stop and enjoy and share the knowledge."
Michelin Guide to the Nordics 2020
New One Stars
Etoile - Stockholm, Sweden
Dill - Reykjavik, Iceland
Inari - Helsinki, Finland
Speilsalen - Trondheim, Norway
Omakase by Vladimir Park - Oslo, Norway
Under - Lindesnes, Norway
Bare - Bergen, Norway
New Two Stars
Alchemist - Copenhagen, Denmark
Jordnaer - Copenhagen, Denmark
Aloë - Stockholm, Sweden
Re-Naa - Stavanger, Norway
New Three Stars
There were no new three stars in this guide.