Not all of Copenhagen's Michelin stars are inner-city dwellers. One of them calls Holte home, an unassuming outer suburb 19km north of the city centre. The restaurant in question is Søllerød Kro, a one-star Michelin restaurant set in a beautiful 17th-century thatched-roof inn. The kitchen's creations are nothing short of extraordinary, pushing superlative produce to enlightened heights.
Here, dehydrated artichokes might be paired with hazelnut milk and smoke, while roasted foie gras could come with beets and an elderberry jus. The balancing of flavours and textures is quite often breathtaking, as are the wine pairings for each course. Yet, despite the adulation, Søllerød Kro keeps its feet firmly on the ground, ditching pomp and attitude for a genuine hospitality that's as much a highlight as its degustation menus.
To get here from Copenhagen, catch S-train (Line E) north to Holte station, from where bus 195 will drop you off 150m from the restaurant (tell the driver you're going to Søllerød Kro). Journey time is around 35 minutes.