STUD!O is Claus Meyer and Torsten Vildgaard’s gourmet restaurant situated in central Copenhagen in beautiful surroundings at the harbour front. At STUD!O 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, which it has held since. In October 2014 STUD!O 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 "Den Danske Spiseguide" (“The Danish restaurant guide). Most recently, STUD!O has been ranked as number 40 on the restaurant list OAD's Top 100 European Restaurants 2016. According to the list, that makes STUD!O the fourth best restaurant in Denmark.
STUD!O 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. STUD!O’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.