Given the recent hype surrounding the rise of New Nordic cuisine—not to mention a certain restaurant with a four-letter name that’s been called the best in the world—one would expect Claus Meyer to rest easy on his laurels. Yet the Noma cofounder recently unveiled The Standard, an ambitious multicuisine venue in the old customhouse on Copenhagen’s harbor.
The 1937 building now is home to a jazz club and three restaurants, including Studio, a 48-seat space helmed by former Noma chef Torsten Vildgaard. With interiors by Christina Meyer Bengtsson and design firm HolmbäckNordentoft (which has created everything from kitchen knives to vegetable peelers), the pared-down surroundings are smart enough to let the food and the view take center stage.
(Photos © Sebastian Holmback)