Amongst the province’s many ambitious top-restaurants, “Den Danske Spiseguide” awarded the vast majority of their acknowledged “suns” to North Jutland at their gala the other night. A total of five restaurants that all make a beeline for Michelin-levelled gastronomy. North Jutland also received three impressive awards – e.g. “Året Kokkeprofil” (“Chef profile of the year”).

A total of five of North Jutland’s restaurants got three stars and a sun at last week’s prize-giving held at “Den Danske Spiseguide”. Hereby, North Jutland became the best represented part of Denmark besides Copenhagen and Aarhus with this top mark, which, according to “Den Danske Spiseguide”, is awarded restaurants that aims towards Michelin-levelled gastronomy*.

In comparison, three restaurants at respectively at Funen, the triangular area and East Jutland was awarded similar categorization. Other areas were awarded fewer.

“It must be natural for Michelin to consider North Jutland as the next Michelin-region in Denmark. The stars cannot be far away,” editor of “Den Danske Spiseguide” Bent Christensen says. The five North Jutland restaurants in that category – according to “Den Danske Spiseguide” – is Ruth’s Hotel, Vendia Gourmet, Mortens Kro, Textur and Tabu. In addition, three impressive awards from “Den Danske Spiseguide” was awarded to restaurants of North Jutland. These are: “Årets Kokkeprofil” (“Chef profile of the Year”) awarded to Dennis Juhl Jensen of Restaurant Textur, “Årets Bistro” (“Bistro of the Year”) awarded to Bryghuset Vendia and “Årets Tjener” (“Waiter of the Year”) awarded to Morten Hesselholt, “summer boss”, of the brasserie of Ruth’s Hotel.

The Danish “Chef Profile of the Year” is Dennis Juhl Jensen of Restaurant Textur- according to “Den Danske Spiseguide”.

Peter Christian Jensen, Manager of Ruth’s Hotel, is one of those, who sees the quality of improving not only his own but also many of North Jutland’s restaurants in order to make North Jutland’s gastronomy more visible as an international gourmet destination:
“Lovely to see that more colleagues in North Jutland thanever has been accepted in “Den Danske Spiseguide”. Now there is five top-restaurants scattered over North Jutland with a total of 20 stars. North Jutland is beginning to become noticed in connection with its gastronomy, which makes us all very happy,” he says.

The best result ever

Overall, North Jutland achieved an impressive representation in “Den Danske Spiseguide” with a total of 45 stars awarded to 20 restaurants. This is the best result ever.
Three stars – but no sun – was also rewarded to:
Brøndum’s Hotel, Restaurant Fusion, Vendia Brasserie, Restaurant Abstrakt and Villa Vest.
Two stars was rewarded to:
Restaurant Applaus, Glashuset, Hotel Amerika, La Locanda and Ruth’s Brasserie.
A single but impressive star was rewarded to:
Essens, Hjorth’s Badehotel, Lilleheden, Musikkens Spisehus and Nam.

Congratulations to all of you. Also congratulations to Anders Binderup Holm, Simon Kvist Bjerre and to Ruth’s Brasserie and Strandhotellet Blokhus for their impressive nominations in various categories, which they unfortunately did not win. The finest of all of the evening’s awards – “Årets Restaurant” (“Restaurant of the Year”) was rewarded to the legendary Søllerød Kro. Hopefully, this award must soon be given to North Jutland.

“Den Danske Spiseguide” can be bought at: www.booksforcooks.dk.

*”Den Danske Spiseguide” articulates:
SUN. Awarded to restaurants that appear targeted/focused on being considered for the EEE-category. In order to be considered, all parameters within restaurant experiences must be of high priority: The food, innovation and taste, the menus (the common thread), wine and drink assortments, selection, theme and servicing, service of guests “overall”, atmosphere, comfort at the table, cutlery/glasses etc., temperature, lighting, acoustics, music, atmosphere.