Nordics get first three-star Michelin restaurants

Copenhagen’s Geranium and Oslo’s Maaemo win big
Geranium, an innovative restaurant in Copenhagen, and Oslo’s Maaemo have won three Michelin stars each – the first restaurants in Scandinavia to be awarded the maximum rating in the second edition of the Michelin Nordic Guide 2016.
In Denmark, a number of restaurants outside the capital and Aarhus picked up one-star ratings for the first time. The trendsetting Noma, named as the world’s best in 2010-13, was again given two stars, as was a | o | c, also in Copenhagen.
In Copenhagen, 15 restaurants made the guide and three in Aarhus, as well as Frederiksminde in Præstø, Kadeau on the island of Bornholm and Henne Kirkeby Kro in west Jutland.
And it’s a Dane, Esben Holmboe-Bang, who is head chef at Oslo’s three-star Maaemo, which can like Geranium now claim to be one of the 100 best restaurants in the world. Maaemo’s online bookings exploded when the stars were announced – it is not possible now to book a table there for the next three months.
Elsewhere in Oslo, Konstrast and Re-Naa in Stavanger each got one star.
In Sweden, a restaurant in the middle of nowhere became the first outside the capital to claim two Michelin stars – Fäviken Magasinet, located near Åre. Getting one star outside the capital were Hotel Borgholm on the island of Öland, PM & Vänner in Växjö and Daniel Berlin in Tranås. Sushi Sho in Stockholm and Upper House in Gothenburg also got a star for the first time.
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