Two new Michelin stars in the 2021 Michelin Nordic Guide
The 2021 Michelin Nordic Guide - covering Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden - was launched in September. While two new restaurants (Maaemo and Noma) have received the ultimate honor of three Michelin stars, one restaurant - Kong Hans Kælder in Copenhagen, Denmark - has received two new Michelin stars. But what exactly do two Michelin stars mean? What makes Kong Hans Kælder a worthy recipient of this award?
Two Michelin Stars
Two Michelin stars represent the fine dining at a restaurant "worthy of a detour", where "the personalities of the team and its chefs shine through carefully prepared dishes that are refined, inspired and sometimes original".
Across the Nordic region, only 16 restaurants have been awarded two Michelin stars, and four of them have received the top honor of three Michelin stars.
The Cooking is rooted in French cuisine, with luxurious ingredients and rich flavours, but chef Mark Lundgaard has also put his own stamp on accomplished, imaginative dishes with some subtle modernity and ease accent.
Start your meal with a delicious and delicate hors d'oeuvre: perhaps quail eggs and Rossini Black Label caviar, or a refreshing bite of oysters with horseradish and whipped cream. Dishes on the modern menu include fjord prawns with asparagus and fried butter sabayon, rabbit barrotin with French peas and smoked tarragon, monkfish wellington with white chocolate sauce, as well as favona chocolate, raspberry and Roasted Hazelnuts".
The wine list is an impressive tome with considerable breadth and depth. With a gorgeous cheese cart, the meal ends in the form of a Kong Hans dessert cart: with its rich desserts and petit fours, it's guaranteed to be the last word of indulgence.
Set in a beautiful Gothic vaulted cellar, this elegant restaurant is a truly charming and timeless place. Its cosy whitewashed interior features beautiful parquet floors, large tables with linen and a wonderful historic atmosphere.
Clever lighting makes the restaurant a warm and comfortable place to dine, and the charming team is personable and professional, while meeting guests' every need in a fast-paced and perfectly organized manner.
The menu is shown as "Letter from the King"; sealed with wax and opened with a letter knife - the chefs were involved in the delivery of some dishes, which they did with the utmost skill.