61. SATURNE
Paris, France
62. LE CHATEAUBRIAND
Paris, France
63. MICHEL GUÉRARD
Eugenie-les-Bains
64. HEDONE
London, UK
65. COMME CHEZ SOI
Brussels. Belgium
66. RELAE
Copenhagen, Denmark
67. JEAN-FRANCOIS PIÈGE
Paris, France
68. IL CANTO
Siena, Italy
69. DA VITTORIO
Brusaporto, Italy
70. FLOCONS DE SEL
Megève, France

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Relae
Copenhagen, Denmark

JÆGERSBORGGADE 41
+45 36 96 66 09
HTTP://RESTAURANT-RELAE.DK

Do not be fooled by the casual appearance of Christian Puglisi’s restaurant. Though it gives the impression of being merely a bistro, some of the most refined cooking in Copenhagen is happening here. While the menu is small – there is a four-course traditional menu plus a four-course vegetarian menu – it still manages to read like an advertisement for the New Nordic cuisine. On a typical day, the kitchen might offer dishes like potato purée with buttermilk and olives; fermented carrots with elderflower and sesame; or pork from Hindsholm (Puglisi claims it is the best in Denmark), which he serves with Jerusalem artichokes. Reviewers speak of “modern cooking techniques that are respectful of nature” and “Nordic cooking at its simplest and grandest.” The wine list is short, but the staff has gone to great lengths to organize some terrific pairings.