Finland’s culinary scene continues to expand in exciting directions, with chefs bringing out innovative, exhilarating flavours. Helsinki now offers more Michelin-starred restaurants than ever, despite the exit of the capital’s most renowned fine dining establishment.
Michelin has announced this year’s stars for the Main Cities of Europe, which includes results from some of their other guides and also cities that don’t have a guide. The big news this year comes from Athens, Greece where chef/owners Georgianna Hiliadeki and Nikos Roussos’ Funky Gourmet have earned two stars for the ”immeasurable thought, creativity and above all the taste which matches the playfulness” at the restaurant.
Chef & Sommelier and Ask
Chef & Sommelier and Ask are the two new one-stars in Helsinki. They join other new one-stars like Ylajali and Fauna in Oslo and Stockholm’s Oaxen Krog Stockholm and Bhoga in Gothenburg. Vienna has four new one-stars: Tian, Konstantin Filippou, Edvard, and Vincent. In Budapest, Borkonyha Winekitchen has earned a star.
Two days ago the 2014 Michelin stars for Finland were announced. Or for Helsinki, since the stars and Bib Gourmands have so far all been given to restaurants located here.
The one and only two-star-rated restaurant, Chez Dominique, closed down last year, but the amount of stars in Helsinki remained at six. Two new restaurants got themselves to the star posse: Ask, which was also just named as The Restaurant of the Year and Chef & Sommelier, which got the same title last year.
THere were also other new restaurants were added in the one star category. In Copenhagen, three new one-stars were added: Marchal, Clou, and Studio at the Standard. Proprietor Claus Meyer tweeted: ”When we opened Studio I told Torsten: Now it’s your time to shine. But a #michelinstar after just 4 months is almost unbelievable @tvenspire and chef Torsten Vildgaard celebrated: ”We got a Michelin star!!!!!” Noma once again remains at two stars.
Elizabeth on Food
Elizabeth on Food reports that Michelin revealed its plans to will release a Nordic Guide in 2015 at today’s press event in Stockholm. Below, the full list of winners and the press release:lue lisää