Atla – Modern Mexican food in New York
In parts of the world Mexican food equals texmex. Nothing could be further from the truth, which we would experience tonight. In Enrique Olvera’s latest instalment Atla, a casual restaurant in SoHo I was to taste his interpretation of Mexican food in an American setting for the first time. The restaurant is sleek, modern and almost Nordic in sit simplicity and minimalism. Obviously, I felt like home and I knew that we would not be served classic Mexican food. First ... Continue Reading
Simply good simple food at Fiskebaren
As much as love the full evening experience at a fine dining restaurant I love the restaurants that provide a great scenery for a night out with a friend in relaxed surroundings with great food. Fiskebaren is one of those restaurants. As the name would suggest its specialty is fish and shellfish, which Denmark provides in great quality. This evening we would start out with an oyster serving. With a raw oyster serving, the chef cannot hide behind anything. Buy great quality ... Continue Reading
Brace – Italian New Nordic fusion???
“Don’t mess with the pope, soccer or grandmothers recipies” is a famous quote by Massimo Bottura. With this in mind it is always very exciting when a restaurant wants to try a fusion including the Italian kitchen. This evening I had to find out if a chef from Era (classic Italian food holding a Michelin star) who had staged at Noma was the right chef to combine the classic Italian cusine with the innovative New Nordic? We were off to a good start with 4 different ... Continue Reading
Oops I did it again – a great evening at 108
I don’t cook on Fridays. A principle that usually means a pizza or a burger, but it has also on more than one occasion taken me to a fine dining restaurant and a tasting menu. This Friday the choice was restaurant 108. First dish was a dish that was heavily inspired or similar to a Noma dish. Raw scallop with scallop roe, kelp salt and a rich oil from rose hip and a reduction of sourdough bread. I loved this dish. Filled with umami and the kelp salt was simply just a great ... Continue Reading