Last night, Sunday August 27th, the annual supreme coveted culinary award show “Danish Dish of The Year” was held with the total Danish culinary elite present in Copenhagen.

At the event Søren Selin of 2*Michelin AOC in Copenhagen was awarded with the prestigious Sea-prize for his this almost unearthly yummy “BBQ witch flounder” (above) – served in the celebrated restaurant situated in the vaulted cellar of the historic mansion dated back to the 17th century and is positioned just a few minutes from Kongens Nytorv in the centre of Copenhagen.

Søren Selin states:

“I’m both honoured and very proud. Before AOC I was nominated multiple times, but never awarded. Now I receive this grand price for the third time which I see as a a part of an ongoing outside recognition of AOC and I are meant to be. This we already feel but a confirmation of this character of what we strongly believe in is very welcomed.”

View also : Ten good reasons to love AOC.

Søren Selin has received “Danish Dish of The Year” three times, here in 2014.


Chef Selin has a culinary past at Le Relais Louis XIII (2 Star Michelin) and Jules Verne (1 Star Michelin), both situated in Paris, and at Alberto K in Copenhagen, where he spent four years as the Executive Head Chef of the restaurant, including managing all food related matters of the iconic Hotel Royal.

Besides being rewarded with only top reviews for his gastronomy throughout all years, Søren Selin has been nominated eight times in various categories for “Danish Dish of Year”, taking prizes home to highly accoladed Restaurant AOC in 2013, 2014 and now 2017.

Søren Selin became Executive Chef Owner of AOC in March 2013, and has since received only top marks from all Danish and international food critics by taking Nordic Cuisine from punk to aristocracy.

In 2015, and again in 2016 and 2017 AOC was awarded with a second Michelin star, making the restaurant the only one in Copenhagen with this desirable accolade, though Geranium is awarded with the three stars while the long range of esteemed accoladed restaurants in Copenhagen are of one-starred excellence.

Søren Selin with Restaurateur Christian Aarø last night in Copenhagen.

The AOC-group is by professionals known as one of, – if not the allround most successful high end restaurant group in Copenhagen. Not seeking social media fame or quick recognition, but simply by creating restaurant experiences that guests and friends of guests returns to.

The AOC-group involves dazzling 2*Michelin Restaurant AOC situated close to Kings Square, the coveted Nordic luxury bistro No.2 with spectacular views of Copenhagen’s inner harbour, and TRIO – a three-floor penthouse restaurant and sky bar to be opened this September at newly built Axel Towers in the very center of Copenhagen.


 Chef Owner Søren Selin and Restaurateur Sommelier Christian Aarø Mortensen exclusively offer their excellence for lectures, food festivals, consultancy and exclusive dinner parties.

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