COPENHAGEN

Copenhagen, the cultural, economic and political center of Denmark, has much more to offer than hot dog stands and the open-face smørrebrød sandwich. The city is emerging as a true gourmet destination. While meat balls, poached cod with mustard and crispy pork with parsley sauce is common, in recent years Danish chefs have developed innovative gourmet dishes based on high-quality local produce and fresh seafood known as New Danish Cuisine. As a result, Copenhagen restaurants have earned 15 Michelin-stars, including Noma, among the world’s best restaurants.