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Noma hailed best Nordic restaurant

Noma in Copenhagen has been named the best restaurant in the Nordic Region, beating off competition in the final round from Mathias Dahlgren (Sweden), Bagatelle (Norway), Dill (Iceland) and Savoy (Finland).

18.01.2010
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Magnus Fröderberg/norden.org

The winner of the first Nordic prize was announced at the Søllerød Kro restaurant in Denmark on Sunday by a jury of five, one from each Nordic country.

Noma, which is an abbreviation of the Danish for Nordic food, has been one of the most succesful restaurants in the world in recent years. Run by head chef and partner René Redzepi, the restaurant has two Michelin stars and previous awards include being named the third best restaurant in the world.

Redzepi actively promotes Nordic cuisine, both at Noma and in his capacity as an ambassador for the Nordic Council of Ministers' programme New Nordic Food, which promotes Nordic food culture and gastronomy as well as design and tourism associated with food. The programme drew to a close at the end of last year but received a new mandate until 2014.

Dill Restaurant, which is located in the Nordic House in Reykjavik, was the only one of the restaurants nominated not to have a Michelin star.

Read the press release (Danish)

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