For the second year in a row, it is the Copenhagen eatery Alchemist has been voted the best restaurant in Europe by the well-known eating survey Opinionated About Dining (OAD). This is the latest in a series of results for Alchemist, after being the first Danish restaurant ever to top the OAD list last year.
Merging gastronomy with art
Perhaps the key to its success, Alchemist challenges the conventional definition of a restaurant through its holistic cuisine.
“Getting the award again this year proves that our ambition to constantly develop the restaurant has borne fruit,” said head chef and co-owner Rasmus Munk.
“It also shows that it is possible to merge the worlds of gastronomy and art without compromising on any of them.”
50-course meals, four to six hours long
In this spirit, customers can enjoy a four to six hour experience in Alchemist’s diverse range of rooms, complete with thematic art installations. Meals are 50 dishes long, with some dishes with strong political and environmental messages.
Over 6,000 people took part in the OAD survey to get Alchemist to the top of the list of best European restaurants both years. This speaks volumes about Musk’s culinary and artistic abilities, according to Steven Plotnicki, the founder of the OAD list.
“It’s a great achievement for someone who’s only 30 years old,” he said. “Eaters are lucky, they will be able to enjoy Rasmus [Musk]has been cooking for decades. “
Source: The Nordic Page