33 posts by CopenhagenFoodie

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

Luxury at Passion by Martin Berasatugui

Playa Del Carmen is a town known for its amazing beaches, kristal clear waters and fewer American tourists then Cancun, not fine dining. If you do a bit of research there is a couple and Passion is one of them. Situated in the luxurious and enormous Punta Esmeralda resort a bit outside the city the restaurant is as luxurious as the hotel. Having spent two weeks eating only Mexican food and a lot of tacos from the street vendors, I was curious to see how I would feel about Spanish. ... Continue Reading

Magic in the Jungle – Noma Mexico

“You travel to strange places for love” my girlfriend once said. This is very true in my case. I met her when travelling to Peru to eat at Central, so when Noma announced they were doing a pop up in Mexico there was no doubt in my mind that I had to go. After all how would the feminine vegetables and seafood based restaurant play out in a country known for its use of spices, tacos and chilies, I had to find out. Just entering Noma Mexico was an experience on its own. A “massive” ... Continue Reading

Venenuzalian flavors strikes in Copenhagen

All good things come to those who wait. Being a foodie it can be difficult to keep up with the series of restaurants opening in Copenhagen. I am therefore not proud to say that it took me two years from Taller opened to the time where I actually tried it. It was with out a doubt worth the wait, but it will not be two years until I am back.   Taller represents exotic flavors, very strong techniques, friendly waiters and everything was very delicious. Going back I will definently ask ... Continue Reading

10 Best dishes of 2016

2016 has been a crazy year. Vacations has brought me to 5 different continents, starting in Australia and from there South Africa, Mexico, Peru, New York and ending in Europe. For some of these food was the purpose so the list of fine dining restaurants is exceptional long this year. This has therefore made it exceptional difficult to pick out just 10 dishes and even harder to rank them so the order can be a bit random.   Number 10 - Quintonil (Mexico city) Delicious escaro... Continue Reading

Specialtreatment at Noma

With this being my third post about Noma it should be clear that I have a special relationship with Noma. Regardless of the position on the worlds best list, the michelinguide or any other they will always be my personal favorite. I love everything about it: the old rustic building, the casual atmosphere, the food but foremost the warm and personal service that you get from each and everyone working at Noma.   Now to the menu this evening.   Apples, apples and apples. ... Continue Reading

A GRAND evening at Eleven Madison Park

One word comes to mind when thinking about my evening at Eleven Madison Park and that is grand. Everything starts when entering the beautiful high ceiling art deco building from 1920 and continues with the extremely friendly and classy waiters to the delicious food. An evening at EMP is like New Years Eve where expectations are high and everybody has on the finest dresses, suits and their biggest smile.   Now for the food. The first serving of the barmenu was an extremely ... Continue Reading

Stepping out of Noma’s shadow

Following a night at Studio Nomas new restaurant 108 was next in line. Despite both having strong ties to Noma they were worlds apart. Off course the food is simpler at 108, but it should definitely not be mistaken for less delicious.   This evening they mastered the small simple and extremely fresh servings like the mackerel, extremely beautiful romaine lettuce, and “classic” dishes such as tartar, winter ready dishes with the oxtail serving and just great desserts. So all and ... Continue Reading