Copenhagen excels in more areas than new Nordic cuisine; unforgettable versions of international dishes can be found, from French, to Asian, to Danish mainstays like the open-faced sandwiches known as smørrebrød.
At Kadeau, chef Nicolai Nørregaard prepares dishes inspired by his native Bornholm, an eastern island off Denmark’s mainland, including marinated beef with seabuckthorn and rose hips, and celeriac baked in butter and salt.
Then there are the old-timers, like Restaurant Schoennemann, which opened in 1877 and might still be the best place in town to grab a classic Danish lunch of herring, beer, and schnapps.
If Copenhagen’s world-renowned restaurants and chefs weren’t enough, the city has recently become home to a new supermarket called The Freemarket, where everything is, well, free as long as consumers agree to review each morsel they purchase on the market’s website (in Danish only).
The Saveur Culinary Travel Awards 2014 ranks the cities that perform the best across 21 categories. The rankings are based on both an expert panel- and a reader’s choice.
The expert panel consists of a hand-picked group of industry experts, travel writers, photographers, globetrotting chefs and Virtuoso Travel Advisory Board members.