38 posts by CopenhagenFoodie

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

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

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