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Geranium is first restaurant in Denmark to get three Michelin stars

Geranium overtakes famed Noma in the pursuit of that third Michelin star.

Interior of Geranium. Photo: Claes Bech-Poulsen

Noma is Denmark’s most notable restaurant worldwide, and joining it in the hall of fame is Geranium. The bio-friendly restaurant just received its third Michelin star in the latest Nordic edition of the French-based guide, making it the first restaurant in Denmark to receive all three stars.

Headed by chef Rasmus Kofoed, who won what is known as the toughest culinary competition, Bocuse d’Or, in 2011, the Geranium got its first Michelin star in 2012 and the second a year later. Noma continues to retain its two Michelin stars from last year.

For Ronald Akili, CEO of the PTT family that owns Potato Head Beach Club in Bali, Geranium’s big win comes as no surprise. In an interview with The Peak last year, Akili listed Geranium as his top pick for gourmands travelling to Copenhagen, Denmark.

Photo: Claes Bech Poulsen

“Instead of adding my name to the wait list of more than 1,000 people at the acclaimed Noma, I opted to indulge in a 14-course tasting menu at two-Michelin-star Geranium, which is no less impressive,” says Akili.

“Copenhagen actually has a really vibrant food scene, and places like Geranium gives you a taste of the city’s offerings that have remained lesser-known.”