Danish restaurants in New York served up Michelin stars

Agern and Aska both got the magic call yesterday

The Danish restaurant Agern in New York has been awarded its first Michelin star, according to its owner Claus Meyer, the co-founder of Noma.

Agern, which opened in the historic Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan just six months ago, got the call from the Michelin Guide yesterday. The new Michelin Guide for New York City comes out today.

“Yesterday was a big day for Claus, head chef Gunnar Gislason and the entire team in the USA,” Claus Meyer wrote on his Facebook page.

“After previously receiving the coveted three stars in the New York Times earlier this year, the Michelin Guide awarded Agern one star just six months after the restaurant opened.”

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Agern celebrates Nordic gastronomy as its theme, using raw goods harvested from the state of New York.

Meyer also applauded his fellow Dane, Fredrik Berselius, whose restaurant Aska in Williamsburg, Brooklyn was awarded no less than two Michelin stars.

Meyer revealed that he and Berselius are looking at opening a new restaurant together in a design centre in Williamsburg at the start of 2017.

Chef Gunnar Gislason gets the magic call (photo: Claus Meyer)
Chef Gunnar Gislason gets the magic call from Michelin (photo: Claus Meyer)