Copenhagen, Home to World’s Best Restaurant, Announces Summer Food Festival

Sunday May 8, 2011

COPENHAGEN - New Nordic Cuisine is exploding in popularity. Restaurant Noma has just been awarded world's best restaurant for the second year in a row, and the restaurant scene in Copenhagen is sizzling hot. From 19 to 28 August 2011, visitors to Copenhagen can get a taste of what it's all about when the seventh Copenhagen Cooking festival takes place.

Gourmet restaurants will be offering special low prices, restaurants from all over Denmark will be offering tastings in the Copenhagen meatpacking district, and there will be food markets all over Copenhagen. Those are just some of the attractions of the Copenhagen Cooking food festival.

And whether you like flashy food, traditional dishes or want to taste a little of everything there will be loads of things to try. Since 2005, Copenhagen Cooking has celebrated both Nordic and international cuisine with a festival which has your taste buds working overtime.

For the ten days of the festival, a wealth of temptations will be on offer around the city. Restaurant Noma chef, René Redzepi, is one the anchormen of the project "MAD FoodCamp," where you can meet chefs from all over the world, eat at the food stalls, and talk to a number of Denmark's most ambitious farmers.

Restaurant Noma chef, René Redzepi, is one the anchormen of the project "MAD FoodCamp," where patrons can meet chefs from all over the world.

You can also try "Taste the World," a large street kitchen - and the food fair "eat11," a food fair for bon vivants. There will be countless other events all over the city for children, adults only (wine- and cocktail tastings), and students, all of whom will be given the chance to try gourmet food at special low prices.

New Nordic Cuisine has received many accolades both at home and abroad over the past few years. Most recently, Noma was awarded the title of "World's Best Restaurant" for the second year in a row.

The final programme for Copenhagen Cooking will be available in July. Keep an eye on

Copenhagen Cooking is being arranged by Wonderful Copenhagen and a selection of the city's best gastronomy players, with support from the European Regional Development Fund.