Copenhagen has been the star of the culinary scene in recent years, with restaurants like Noma and Geranium at the forefront of every foodies’ mind. The city has given life to some of the top restaurants in the world and was awarded a total of 19 Michelin stars to 15 different restaurants in the Guide Michelin Nordic Cities 2018.
You know the name. Chef René Redzepi sources nearly every ingredient from small producers from Nordic countries and presents them to diners in gastronomic masterpieces. His 20-course tasting menu reinvents Nordic Cuisine and made Noma undisputedly the world’s best restaurant.
A light, fresh approach to Scandinavian cuisine, Geranium offers seasonal tasting menus with a focus on wild and organic produce. Your waiter will offer a behind-the-scenes tour of the wine cellar and open kitchen, and feel free to ask for a picture (the entire culinary team may join!). This two-star Michelin restaurant is great for vegetarians and offers lunches as well.
Situated under a 17th-century vault with only 40 seats, AOC oozes intimacy and comfort. The clean, pure interior decor reflects the simple dishes from the mind of Chef Søren Selin. The restaurant plays host to seven- and 10-course tasting menus that provide a multisensory experience that stimulates sight, smell, sound and taste.
Although set just minutes away from the Copenhagen city center, Kadeau draws every ounce of inspiration from the Danish island of Bornholm in the Baltic Sea. The restaurant grows and harvests its own herbs, vegetables, fruits and berries from this island, and serves it up in ambitious, wild dishes in Copenhagen.
Translating to ‘come and eat’ in Thai, Kiin Kiin focuses on a traditional, nine-course tasting menu and is one of the world’s few Thai restaurants with a Michelin star. From refined street food to complex Thai dishes, you are in for an international treat.
Dining is an art, and now that applies to both on the ground and at 35,000 feet thanks to Hainan Airlines’ “Hai Chef” Inflight Artistic Chinese cuisine series, a collaboration with Dong Zhenxiang, a Chinese culinary master also known as Dadong.
Bleisure — it’s a term we’re all familiar with these days. After all, millennials drive the rising trend, combining business and leisure trips regularly. Take a few days to decompress in a new destination after a hectic schedule of meetings and business.