Nordic Countries 2020 Star Revelation in Norway


On 17 February 2020, a stellar assembly of the Nordic countries’ leading chefs and restaurant owners will be meeting in Norway’s dynamic food mecca of Trondheim for the launch of the MICHELIN Guide Nordic Countries 2020.

Speaking about the announcement, Gwendal Poullennec, International Director of the MICHELIN Guides, said: “We are looking forward to celebrating the best Nordic restaurants in Trondheim. Over the years the city has become one of the culinary centerpoints in the Nordic countries. Trondheim is a hub of fresh ideas and valued traditions, and this mix is reflected in the gastronomic scene of the city. The top restaurants are showing a really high level of innovation and sustainability, while using the best produce the region has to offer.”

Hosted by Visit Trondheim, the Star Revelation event will shine a spotlight on the Nordic countries’ newly starred restaurants in front of selected guests, chefs and members of the press at Olavshallen Concert Hall, followed by a dinner for all the guests at Britannia Hotel.

“This is fantastic news for the Trondheim region, and a milestone for the local cuisine. We can’t wait to welcome food-loving guests in February next year. This is a unique opportunity to put Trondheim on the world map as a gastronomic must-see destination. Here you will find haute cuisine restaurants with innovative cooking of the highest quality alongside simpler local establishments. All sharing the same commitment to promoting the country’s finest products and a love for the origin of Nordic flavours”, says Tanja Holmen, Director of Travel at Visit Trondheim.

Bente Holm, Director of Tourism at Innovation Norway is also celebrating the news, saying: “We congratulate Trondheim on being picked out as the host for the first Michelin Guide Nordic Countries Star Revelation in Norway. This is a unique opportunity to be given international attention, and an opportunity to show off what the region of Trondheim has to offer in terms of food, culture and history. For several years, the city of Trondheim has been highlighted as a destination with excellent culinary experiences, and now with the branding Home of Nordic Flavours, this will also benefit the rest of Norway as a travel destination. The choice of venue of the Michelin Star Revelation in 2020 is recognition of the great work we have done in positioning Trondheim and Norway as a culinary nation.”

The Minister of Industry, Torbjørn Røe Isaksen is thrilled, and gives Trondheim his best wishes for the launch in 2020, commenting: “It is certainly great that Michelin wants to host this event in Norway, and I’m personally rooting for everything that is contributing to enhancing the quality of food. I hope that the attention given to Norway as a culinary nation will contribute to an increase in small and medium sized businesses, more jobs and a wider range of food service offerings. Congratulations to Trondheim, and good luck with the event!”

Selected media and journalists will receive their invitations during January 2020. Michelin will share a press release containing the complete list of the restaurants receiving star distictions, immediately after the presentation.