Copenhagen is a serene city that caught the culinary world by storm after the opening of Noma restaurant in 2003. After groundbreaking success, a new generation of chefs, protégés of chef René Redzepi, have formed a “New Nordic” style, bringing Denmark a total of 28 Michelin stars. The record breaking is impressive, as is the cost. Gourmet street food trucks located by the port are tempting alternative options.

Copenhagen’s sleek earthy culinary aesthetic, diffused among the Michelin masters, can be experienced everywhere. Traditional options like smørrebrød, the traditional Danish open sandwich, have taken a
modern turn, and are now cool again thanks to chefs like Adam Aamann , Copenhagen restaurateur, f amous for bringing smørrebrød back.

Copenhagen has become an artisan beer enthusiast’s dream. A curated approach to brewing by former chefs has resulted in bar and brewery concepts that feel more like fine dining. Cocktails in Copenhagen are just as complex, like the “freeform spirits” that defy categorization borrowing elements from gin, whiskey, eau de vie or shochu by Empirical Spirits.

Copenhagen’s approach to dining is elevated but informal with an open approach to the kitchen that renews contact with the chef. Culinary methods like fermenting that are used to prolong the season or
even foraging are made transparent. Copenhagen’s way of life can be experienced in endless ways, often like as what the Danish call “Hygge”, a cheerful social situation.

Noma 3.0: Redzepi Flips to Burgers
The world's best restaurant Noma in Copenhagen, Denmark, is to reopen next week as a burger and wine joint.
Rasmus Munk
Rasmus Munk Serves up JunkFood Initiative for Copenhagen's Homeless
Alchemists's chef Rasmus Munk is serving food to the homeless of Copenhagen through the JunkFood organisation
Chef Christian Puglisi
Copenhagen Chef Slams Michelin Guide's Green Clover as "Greenwashing"
Copenhagen based Michelin star chef Christian Puglisi slams the Michelin Guide's new sustainability rating the green clover as "greenwashing".
Wine cellar
Thieves Raid Michelin-Star Restaurant's Wine Cellar in Copenhagen
A Michelin star restaurant in Copenhagen had its wine cellar raided by thieves, who made off with over €200,000 of rare vintage wine.
Danish Summer/Autumn Kiss by Alchemist
The Dishes that Earned Alchemist Two Michelin Stars in just Seven Months
Alchemist by chef Rasmus Munk has been awarded two Michelin stars after just seven months of opening.
MAD Academy
Book a Training Spot at Rene Redzepi's New MAD Academy
Rene Redzepi's new training academy in Copenhagen is inviting hospitality professionals to attend two forthcoming free courses! Find out more.
Tongue Kiss Alchemist
Freak your date out this Valentine’s with a Tongue Kiss at Alchemist
This dish at Alchemist in Copenhagen is served on a 'disconcertingly realistic' fake human tongue. Sexy.
Why Noma is paying chefs to take a three-month holiday
René Redzepi is paying chefs at Noma to take a three-month paid holiday with Redzepi the first to take a sabbatical.
Magnus Nilsson
Magnus Nilsson steps up as director of MAD Academy
The Swedish chef embarks on his next adventure, stepping out of the kitchen and into a dream role at the MAD Academy.
Chef Rene Redzepi
Even the world’s best chef needs a break
René Redzepi is stepping away from the helm of Noma in order to spend more time with his family.
Eye. Sea. Food. Rasmus Kofoed draws inspiration from the Sea
Eye. Sea. Food. Rasmus Kofoed draws inspiration from the Sea
At Geranium restaurant in Copenhagen, Rasmus Kofoed