STUDIO’s head chef Christoffer Sørensen wins the cooking competition BMW Masters
We are bursting with pride, and we have said it before, and now we say it again: Studio head chef Christoffer Sørensen is the man of the future. He has proved that once again, when he emerged victorious from the first edition of the BMW Masters cooking competition in BMW's Experience Center in Lyngby.
Here he was up against four other strong teams consisting of Chef of the Year 2019, Kristoffer Ringsing, Bocuse d'Or silver winner Christoffer Brink and Sushi Anaba's Hans Kjellsson, who won Sol Over Gudhjem's 'Rising Star' this year.
With expert assistance from chef apprentice Rasmus Blom, Christoffer Sørensen managed to create a three-course menu that blew away the experienced judging panel, which consisted of Jesper Uhrup Jensen, editor-in-chief of Gastro magazine, as well as Henrik Jyrk, Frederiksminde's chef Jonas Mikkelsen and chef icon Claus' Røde' Christensen from Salon.
The tension of the day was that the five teams did not know in advance which dishes they would have to cook or which ingredients they would have available. However, Christoffer and Rasmus ended up pulling the trigger with a creatively three-course menu, which began with a fricassee of poached cod in an oil infused of coriander capers and thyme, salted green strawberries and a sauce of rice wine vinegar, yuzu and blue mussel juice.
The main course was mallard duck, and the breast was roasted on the bone with homemade truffle miso and a 'terrine' of pumpkin prepared in cep butter and cep. The thighs were prepared in cep butter and plucked, turned with ramson capers, hemp from Søren Wiuff and fermented cherries, and it was all bound together by a sauce of boiled vegetables and baked pumpkin.
The dessert was a white chocolate soufflé with miso, on the side a blackberry sorbet with caramelized kefir and cornflowers, while the eggshells from the eggs used for the soufflé were filled with chocolate mousse and warm eggnog on top.
As the menu's use of ingredients suggests, the creativity of Christoffer Sørensen and Rasmus is to that extent exuberant, and with the victory in the BMW Masters, our expectations for the STUDIO he is going to open in Carlsberg Byen in december have only increased a notch further.
HUGE congratulations Christoffer & Rasmus – you are too cool & we are so looking forward to opening again
Lots of love from
Merete and Dorte - and all your colleagues in LOCA