Despite winning the world’s best restaurant award a mind-boggling four times, the third Michelin star was seemingly out of reach for Copenhagen restaurant Noma – until recently.
Copenhagen’s Noma could finally celebrate their third Michelin star at the ceremony held in Stavanger, Norway on September 13.
A focus on the local
According to Forbes, Noma spearheaded the ‘New Nordic’ concept of the authentic use of local ingredients and cooking methods soon after its opening in 2003.
It has since gone on to win the award for the world’s best restaurant no less than four times – however, the third Michelin star remained elusive until this month.
On Facebook, the restaurant wrote:
The seemingly impossible has happened.
Noma got the news today that the Michelin Guide has given us their highest praise of three Michelin stars.
To us, this is an achievement that solidifies Copenhagen as one of the best places in the world for restaurants right now.
We want to thank our wonderful guests for their support over the last 18 years and a huge shout of course to all our collaborators—farmers, winemakers, foragers—everyone that’s been a part of our giant puzzle, and most of all our team both past and present.
The Danish influence
In total, 14 Copenhagen restaurants won one or more stars during the prestigious ceremony.
In all of Denmark, 27 restaurants received a total of 36 stars, according to Forbes.
Norway Today reported earlier how Norwegian restaurant Maeemo regained its three stars after a temporary closure. Looking at the impressive number of Michelin-starred restaurants that Denmark now boasts, it is perhaps no wonder that Maeemo’s head chef Esben Holmboe Bang is, indeed, Danish.
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