Studio is Claus Meyer and Torsten Vildgaard’s gourmet restaurant situated in central Copenhagen in beautiful surroundings at the harbour front. At Studio Torsten as headchef lives out his dream for fine dining and hospitality.
The restaurant opened in October 2013 and was after only four months awarded 1 Michelin-star. In October 2014 Studio was named the 3rd best restaurant in Denmark and the 10th best restaurant in the Nordic countries by “White Guide Nordic”. Furthermore Torsten Vildgaard was named chef of the year in Denmark by “Dansk Spiseguide” (“The Danish restaurant guide).
Studio is a workshop of passion with an inquisitive, curious and playful cuisine, challenging the dogmas in the Nordic kitchen tradition. Torsten himself was a significant part of that as the headchef and driving force at Noma’s test kitchen for 8 years from 2005-2012. Studio’s philosophy is more open-minded and out-going, though, and although the DNA is clearly Nordic, Torsten’s love for French and Japanese cooking shines through in the dishes and the presentation.
Hospitality is taken one step further. Guests are invited right into the heart of Studio at the open kitchen where they can experience the chefs in action and see the smiles on their faces when they nail a dish, which is then proudly served.
The chefs enjoy playing with their guest’s expectations of what they think they are about to taste, turning everything upside down and giving everyone a warm, intimate and personal experience.
Torsten Vildgaard says:
“At noma, from 2005-2012, I was deeply involved in the development of new dishes, and at Studio I will carry on this tradition, collaborating with our close suppliers to develop dishes that represent our nature and that no-one has tasted before – and hopefully many will want to taste again. After eight years on the other side of the harbour I feel a need to look up and reach out. At Studio we will work with ideas and raw ingredients from other landscapes than our own. As long as it promotes the taste, which combined with a warm and elegant service means much more to me than setting an intellectual agenda. When we learn something that we can apply in our kitchen, whether from an Indian mother, a Bolivian Indian, the classic French kitchen or a star cook from San Francisco, we integrate it and acknowledge it openly.”
Table 44 is the largest in the restaurant with space for up to eight guests. The table has a minimum price of DKK 20.000 for an evening, all-inclusive. Torsten will be serving a special menu and Jacob and his team will take you on an extraordinary wine tour. As a natural extension of our general quality standards, we have also equipped our restaurant with speakers from a professional recording studio monitor brand, so that even our background music has superior sound quality, hence adding a new element of truth to our name “Studio”.
Please find our menus here.