News from Copenhagen

2012: 14 Michelin stars in Copenhagen.

Noma: **
Kong Hans Kælder: *
Søllerød Kro: *
Era Ora: *
Formel B: *
Geranium: * (New)
Grønbech & Churchill: *(New)
Relæ: * (New)
Den Røde Cottage: * (New)
Kiin Kiin: *
Nimb Herman: *
Kokkeriet: *
AOC: *

12 restaurants with "Bib Gourmand": Marv & Ben (New), Famo, Kanalen, L'Altro, Le Sommelier, Kødbyens Fiskebar, Frederiks Have, Skovshoved Hotel, Enomania, Søren K.

Michelin has announced its 2011 list of restaurant stars, with a new Copenhagen restaurant this year

The AOC restaurant, located in Moltkes Palæ on Dronningens Tværgade street in Copenhagen, has received its first Michelin star, placing it among the European gastronomic elite. Denmark now has 12 Michelin-starred restaurants - Noma with two stars and the following with one star: Kong Hans Kælder, Kokkeriet, Søllerød Kro, Era Ora, Formel B, The Paul, MR, Kiin Kiin, Paustian, Nimb and now AOC.
There are also seven Bib Gourmand restaurants - restaurants with high-quality products and services and good value for money. These are: Famo, Frederiks Have, Kanalen, L'Altro, Le Sommelier, Oubæk and Kødbyens Fiskebar.

Little Mermaid to China?

For nearly 100 years the Little Mermaid has sat on her stone at Langelinie in Copenhagen Harbour. She has received visits from all around the Globe. But now it might be the lady's turn to take a trip abroad. When the World EXPO will be held in Shanghai in 2010, it can be with The Little Mermaid as a main attraction.
She is quite small, but even though The Little Mermaid is one of the biggest tourist attractions in Copenhagen. For many visitors she is the symbol of Copenhagen and Denmark. 70 billion people are expected to visit the EXPO Shanghai in 2010, and whether The Little Mermaid will be there for everyone to see is for the moment being discussed in the City of Copenhagen. The city's lord mayor Ritt Bjerregaard is positive about the idea of sending the famous lady on a holiday to China.

Denmark 'happiest place on earth'

If it is happiness you are seeking a move to Denmark could be in order, according to a world map of happiness.
Adrian White, from University of Leicester in UK, used the responses of 80,000 people worldwide to make map of happiness. Denmark came top, followed by Switzerland and Austria. The UK ranked 41st. Zimbabwe and Burundi came bottom.
A nation's level of happiness was most closely associated with health levels.
Prosperity and education were the next strongest determinants of national happiness.
1st - Denmark
2nd - Switzerland
3rd - Austria
4th - Iceland
5th - The Bahamas
23rd - USA
41st - UK
90th - Japan
178th - Burundi

Source: BBC News