Michelin Star Sprangled Scandinavia

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The Michelin Nordic Cities Guide for 2016 was released last week and proves that Michelin Stars are shining bright in Scandinavia.

The most notable addition this year is that Michelin has handed down two new three-star awards, marking the first three-star rankings to appear in the Nordic Guide.

From Geranium restaurant in Copenhagen
From Geranium restaurant in Copenhagen

Geranium in Copenhagen and Maaemo in Oslo are the first Scandinavian restaurants ever to earn three stars in the Michelin Nordic guide, making them part of the exclusive club of just 116 three-star restaurants worldwide.

From Maaemo restaurant in Oslo
From Maaemo restaurant in Oslo

In the two star category the Fäviken restaurant in Åre, Sweden jumped straight to two stars. Noma in Copenhagen remained at two stars. There were a total of 11 new one star restaurants added to the guide; five in Sweden, four in Denmark and two in Norway.

From Faviken restaurant in Aare, Sweden
From Faviken restaurant in Aare, Sweden

The guide also included a total of 33 Bib Gourmands, which is up from 30 last year. These are restaurants 2hich “offer excellent value for money”.

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Rebecca Burr, editor in chief of the Michelin Nordic Guide says, “This year’s Nordic guide is particularly exciting. We are welcoming two new three-star restaurants, and, for the first time ever, expanding our reach beyond the major cities and out into the country.”

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Proofs of her statement are Fäviken restaurant in Åre, Sweden and Re-Naa in Stavanger, Norway.

Read also:
Michelin-starred restaurants in Norway
Star Food in Copenhagen
Where to Eat in Stockholm

Michelin Star Sprangled Scandinavia, compiled by Tor Kjolberg