49 posts by CopenhagenFoodie

Noma under The Bridge – Finedining under a bridge?

Having won best restaurant in the world 4 times no matter what they do the expectations are bound to be high. As a self-diagnosed Noma addict after I was very happy to see that the staff made good use of the time between Noma Mexico and the opening of Noma 2.0.   The pop up consists of a long table fitting 60 people under Langebro in Copenhagen where all of the food is cooked over hot coal inspired by the pop up in Mexico. The wine is provided by Rosforth and Rosforth and as is ... Continue Reading

Starting crossing of the bucket list with Substans in Aarhus

Recently I took a decision to move from Copenhagen to New York and off course, I created a bucket list of restaurants I need to try before I leave. With a strong preference for Nordic food and having never visited Substans it seemed obvious that I had to try Substans.   We started the evening with 3 small snacks. Radishes with a Arla Unika cheese sauce, puff pastry with caviar and what I think was trout served with daikon and edible flowers. The highlight was the puff pastry with ... Continue Reading

In the hunt for the second Michelin star at Clou

Less than 2 weeks ago Clou moved to a new more intimate location with a bigger menu and fewer guest with the goal of achieved the coveted second Michelin star. A good friend of mine is a close friend with the owner so we had talked about going to Clou for a while so now the timing was right on the money.   The first snack was a Clou classic in form of an oyster with passion fruit and ginger. Nice combinations of flavors with off course was a great match for our vintage Cava. ... Continue Reading

Private Dining by Mads Cortsen – a kid in a candy store

Mads started his career very young in the cookingshow Masterchef where he in 2015 became the runner up. Already at this point he impressed everybody with his technical skills and attention to detail. Following the program he did training at a finedining restaurant in Århus, but with his confidence off course he wanted to start on his own with a private dining concept. With an invitation to experience his concept at his farm and and to meet him my expectations were naturally high.   ... Continue Reading

Virgilio continues to perform magic at Central

With only 4 weeks in Peru I had to make the best of the time. After my first visit I simply couldn't bear the idea of not returning for another 6 months, especially not with Virgilio offered to create a new menu.   Rock tongues -5m A very sweet uni without a heavy taste iron served with a sea lettuce. Light and delicious. Smoked Lettuce juice was a great match. Desert plants 180m A Sweet potato served on thorn. Difficult to eat but off course very beautiful. Served ... Continue Reading

Peruvian comfort food at La Mar

The national dish of Peru is ceviche and especially in Lima, seafood is extremely popular. So off course the renowned Peruvian chef Gaston Acurio has a cevicheria. In Peru, there are two very famous chefs, Gaston Acurio, which is world famous in Peru, and then Virgilio Martinez who is world famous in the rest of the world, but in Peru Gaston rules. Therefore with Gaston’s name on the door expectations tend to increase a bit. To start with, we had two ceviches, off course. A classic cod ... Continue Reading

The diversity of Peru on a plate – amazing experience at Central

Some restaurants come with greater expectations then others. Exactly one year ago, I met my girlfriend at Central so for that reason alone Central will always have a special place in my heart. Virgilio Martinez takes on the mission to rediscover the massive diversity of Peru covering both the Andes Mountains, the extremely rich Amazonia, the coast and so forth and presents it to the guests at urban Central in Lima. Usually I do not make disclaimers on my posts but the food at Central, is for ... Continue Reading

The highlight of London – Delicate flavours at Hedone

Hedone is unlike most of the other fine dining restaurants in London located outside the city center. I was however to find out that it was definitely worth the extra trip.   The actual restaurant is quite small and in this regard quite cozy with exposed bricks and an open kitchen. Situated at the bar I had a firsthand look the details of the chefs work.   With a 10-course menu, I was actually glad this night that there were only 3 small snacks to start with. Worth ... Continue Reading

The highlight of Shoreditch – casual dining at Lyles

A dinner at Lyles marked the beginning of an intense 24 hours with 3 tasting menus at high-end restaurants. As it turned out the casual restaurant in the trendy Shoreditch neighborhood could easily live up to the other classic fine dining restaurants. The restaurant is situation in an old industrial building and together with an open dining room; it creates a very casual and minimalistic feeling where focus is on the food. Lamb shoulder in a crispy batter with a classic mint sauce ... Continue Reading

Classic Danish food made World Class at Restaurant Barr

Imagine having to open a casual restaurant in the very space that has housed Noma (4-time world best restaurant) and the pressure that goes with it. Thank God, it is not me. The news of the opening made several international newspapers and food blogs, which off course helps to make sure those expectations, are high but for a full restaurant from day 1.   With the huge success of its sister restaurant 108 which in first year of opening won a Michelin star and has served me some ... Continue Reading