“We hoped for two stars but didn’t expect it in any way. How can anyone? This is fantastic news and huge for me. This recognition makes me very proud of our team.”

Founder of AOC and multiple winner of bothDanish and Nordic Sommelier Championship,Christian Aarøstates:

“This is a dream come true. As a restaurateur your desire is to create a personal vision of how a beautiful moment should look and offer this to your guests. Being accoladed with the second star from Michelin is a huge recognition to that vision being right. This makes me very proud.”

Situated in the vaulted 17th-century cellar in the heart of Copenhagen,Restaurant AOC continues to strive for greatness, receiving outstanding reviews from diners and critics. Now, with this second Michelin star, AOC is firmly placed in the same league asNomaandGeranium– the other two starred Michelin restaurants of Copenhagen.

Emphasising what is wonderful from their local Nordic surroundings, AOC stimulates as many of your senses as possible, always staying true to the product.

Chef Søren Selin’sgastronomic philosophy is rooted in nature, bringing ingredients alive through modernist technique and a dedication to innovation.Light and elegant flavours are paired with both classic and natural wines chosen by Christian Aarø so that the food and wine accompanies each other in perfect harmony.

AOC receivesthe second Michelin star with great pride, seeing it as one of the most respectedaccolades of the food world. In addition to this, AOC has also previouslybeen nominated for “Denmark’s Best Restaurant” and twice winner at the Danish Food Awards, amongst these winning the prize ofBest Dessertin 2013 for its“Raw pickled pear filled with airy gel of camomile tea and thyme cloud, served with reduced cold camomile tea” (below).

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