Three Michelin stars for Noma!

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The Nordic Michelin Guide 2021 has announced the latest distinctions including three Michelin stars for Noma… finally!

Commenting on the accolade on Instagram, the team at Noma 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.”

René Redzepi, Chef-Owner of Noma, received the MICHELIN Chef Mentor Award in recognition of the huge influence he has had on the many chefs who have passed through his world-famous kitchen.

Maaemo in Oslo, Norway, re-joins the Guide in its new location and there was one new Two Star, nine One Star, seven Bib Gourmand and nine Green Star Restaurants – plus four Special Awards. The MICHELIN Guide Nordic Countries covers Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden – it’s the first year the Guide has been published in a digital format only.

Gwendal Poullennec, International Director of the Michelin Guides said: “The quality of the cooking in this part of the world continues to thrill and amaze us, and the creativity and innovation of these new MICHELIN Stars make them some of the most exciting we have seen. Over the past year, it has also been great to witness the Nordic residents supporting their local restaurants during this unusually tough period and we thank them for helping maintain a dynamic restaurant scene.”

See below for the new additions to the Nordic Michelin Guide:

Two Restaurants Awarded Three Michelin Stars

Maaemo in Oslo, Norway, re-joins the Guide in its new location. Chef-owner Esben Holmboe Bang offers a surprise menu of expertly crafted, memorable dishes with sublime textures and flavours. Maaemo is also awarded a Michelin Green Star for its sustainability credentials.

René Redzepi’s urban oasis, noma, in Copenhagen, Denmark, is promoted from Two to Three Michelin Stars. It has a strong connection to nature and its holistic approach sees unusual seasonal ingredients showcased in creative and complex dishes.

One Restaurant Awarded Two Michelin Stars

Atmospheric cellar restaurant Kong Hans Kælder in Copenhagen, Denmark is promoted from One to Two Michelin Stars. The luxurious ingredients and rich flavours are rooted in French cuisine, but chef Mark Lundgaard also stamps his own imaginative mark on these accomplished modern dishes.

Nine Restaurants Awarded One Michelin Star

In Finland, there is a Star for Finnjävel Salonki in Helsinki (New to the Guide)

In Sweden there are Stars for: Aira in Stockholm (New to the Guide) Project in Gothenburg (Promoted from a Bib Gourmand) ÅNG in Tvååker (New to the Guide – and also awarded a Michelin Green Star) Hotell Borgholm (Promoted) on the island of Öland.

Denmark has four new Michelin Stars: The Samuel in Copenhagen (New to the Guide and run by the same owner as the now-closed former Star Clou) Substans in Aarhus (New to the Guide – relocated) LYST in Vejle (New to the Guide) Syttende in Sønderborg (New to the Guide)

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Editor 14th September 2021

Three Michelin stars for Noma!