44 posts by CopenhagenFoodie

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

A taste of London at The Clove Club

  My exposure to british finedining before this trip was non existing. I was therefore very uncertain of what to expect. Afterall they showcase everything from the molecular and once cutting edge restaturant that is The Fat Duck where as the now more known restaurants seem to lean more towards classic french taste.   The Clove Club is located in the very modern and hip area of Shoreditch in an old classic mansion. Internally the décor continued to reflect the upscale ... Continue Reading

New versions of ”New Nordic” at Restaurant Mes

The amount of medium prices restaurants in Copenhagen is massive and new ones open each month. This good thing about competition is that it keeps everybody on their toes, but hard for a dedicated foodie to keep up. Therefore, 5 months after opening of Restaurant Mes it was time for me to visit it. The decor is light and simple with a moss wall to highligt the New Nordic connection. Being a medium priced restaurant  the tables were sitted quite close, but if the food is good it is worth ... Continue Reading

Delicate food at Bror – amazing as always

Bror is one of my all time favorite restaurants and for good reason. Their profile is unique with their extreme focus on nose to tail and off course they serve decilious and very high quality to cost ratio.   Classic starters in the xxx section. Bulls Balls, crispy dicks and the highlight was uterus with curry and crispy ryebread. So delicious, fatty, spicey and great textures. Salmon tartarer and a crispy codskin and roe. Pure and delicious. Peas with a lemon ... Continue Reading

Finedining in Bergen. Lysverket surprises you

Finedining in Bergen who knew that was a thing. I was in town 3 days for business and asked a colleague for recommendations and Lysverket was on top of the list. I am glad it was. The decor was New Nordic with simple rustik dark wooden furniture in a big open space with a view to the kitchen. So cosy, casual and fancy all rapped in one.   To start with was 4 different snacks with a Scandinavia kebab and a fish soup with a very acidic vinigerette for balance as the highlight. A ... Continue Reading

Classic mexicanfood in New York at Cosme

Ok I have a thing for mexican food. I love the heat fromt hot chilies, the simplicity of a good taco, the complexity of a mole and the great variety of fresh fruits that is available for desserts and breakfast. Because of this Cosme had ben high on my list of restaurants to eat at since dining at Pujol a year ago. Afterall how would the classic dishes from Mexico work in a New York setting or would they do something brand new? Due to a series of small mishaps only brunch was possoble this ... Continue Reading