Opulence for the taste buds, a void for the wallet: this is the most expensive 'Michelin country'

If you're in the mood for a lavish culinary experience and your wallet is ready for a big splurge, a trip up north, specifically Copenhagen, is a smart move. According to a new report, this city is the destination for the most expensive star meals.

Denmark has established itself as one of the best gastronomic destinations in the world. Many foodies travel to the Scandinavian country to experience the culinary creations of the world's best chefs. The country is home to a total of 32 starred restaurants, two of which have the coveted three Michelin stars.

However, there is a small catch: according to a new report from food magazine Chef's Pencil, you also pay the most for a star meal in Denmark. On average you pay €295 for a menu here. Of course you pay more for Michelin establishments with two or three stars. The report shows that you pay approximately 94 euros more per additional star. On average, a menu at a restaurant with one star costs €155, two-star €240 and three-star €334. 

Copenhagen takes the cake

However, the capital Copenhagen appears to take the cake and pushes the average of Denmark up a little further. Here a Michelin menu costs an average of €416 per person, unfortunately excluding drinks…

The Chef's Pencil team analyzed a total of more than 3.500 cases in more than forty countries. In terms of countries, Denmark is followed by Hong Kong, Iceland, Singapore, the United States and Sweden. And what about the Netherlands? Here the average price of a menu is €160, positioning it as less affordable than the European countries Greece and Austria. Within the Netherlands, Rotterdam appears to be the city where Michelin dinners cost the most, with an average price of €195. Amsterdam (€158) and Maastricht (€152) are relatively cheaper.