RESTAURANT AOC IN COPENHAGEN RECEIVES ITS THIRD TWO STAR MICHELIN
AOC is the only two-starred Michelin restaurant in Copenhagen, only succeeded by Geranium that receives three stars for the second time.
Third edition of the Nordic Michelin Guide was released Wednesday in Stockholm, including the announcement that Restaurant AOC again received two Michelin stars of three possible for the third time consecutive.
This makes AOC the only two-starred Michelin-restaurant of Copenhagen, as iconic Noma closes down to create a dazzling new culinary diamond, – and with Geranium for the second time receiving three stars, making the Bocuse-accoladed top floor restaurant the Danish champion within Michelin-regi.
Press here for a closer look of Michelin stars throughout the Danish Kingdom.
Restaurateur Christian Aarø, Chef Owner Søren Selin and the team at AOC are thrilled by being awarded two stars again.
“It was a dream come true the first and second year – it’s a dream come true the third year”, Søren Selin states and continues, “The Nordic Michelin Guide and the many new stars given to our neighbour friends, is a reflection of the unquestioned contribution that the Nordic region adds to global gastronomy”.
Christian Aarø adds:
“It’s wonderful. And congratulations to Geranium for remaining their three stars, to Henne Kirkeby Kro at the Danish countryside for their first second Michelin star, and all the existing as well as new Michelin-starred restaurants of our tiny Kingdom. What a great accomplishment!”
The 2017 guide also marks the first time that a restaurant from Faroe Islands has been included: KOKS, where chef Leif Sørensen uses indigenous island ingredients along with traditional techniques such as smoking and salting.
In other notable inclusions, Magnus Nilsson’s Fäviken Magasinet in remote Sweden and Maaemo in Oslo both maintained their respective two- and three-star ratings. No new restaurants snagged that coveted third star this year.
New two-starred Michelin entry of the Nordics, along with Henne Kirkeby Kro in Denmark, is Swedish Wolmers in Malmö.
See also: 10 delicious reasons to love AOC.
“This gastronomic experience was artistic, curious and something I want to relive again and again. AOC is special, a place totally worth the expense and something most of us will never get to do. So if you have the opportunity, don’t debate, make a reservation and sit back and enjoy one of the best culinary moments you’ll ever have… Yes it really is that good.”
Christian Aarø Mortensen is the owner and sommelier at one Michelin starred restaurant AOC in Copenhagen. Kalle Bergman caught up with him to talk about the restaurant and how to pair the New Nordic Cuisine with wine.
“The food is a revelation. It can be added to Copenhagen’s best, along with Hans Christian Andersen, its clean air, safety and all those egalitarian, polite folk on pushbikes.”
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