12 posts tagged finedining

A truly luxurious and complete evening at Eleven Madison Park

Everybody has restaurants that have special meaning for them. For me Eleven Madison Park is one of them even though I had previously only visited it once. So when I was going a week to New York with my wife and I had just gotten a new job celebrating it at EMP was obvious.   Walking in the revolving doors you are impressed by the grand dining room immediately. With about 20m to the ceiling, a massive piece of art at the end and a dining room that fits about 70 people plus the bar ... Continue Reading

Japan, France and New Nordic combined at Restaurant Jordnær.

I love marriages between unlike elements and my dinner at Restaurant Jordnær would display some dishes that did just that. The restaurant is located a bit north of Copenhagen in what some might call the suburbs in an old hotel without being a classic hotel restaurant. They do however serve a small 3 course menu a long with the bigger tasting menu to accompany the hotel guests. Of course, we went the other way for the full experience. The appetizers quite clearly set the tone for the ... Continue Reading

Borago: The most underrated restaurant in Latin America

Confused, happy, surprised, amazed and happy again. These are just a few of my emotions I had during and after my meal at Borago in Santiago. I had flown from Lima to Santiago for a gourmet weekend and Borago was the reason I chose Santiago.   Having been open for 13 years Borago is not a new restaurant despite the fact that it is just in the last few years that the people outside Latin America have come to know Borago. The focus of the restaurant is to display and preserve indigen... Continue Reading

A restaurant with a greater purpose – The Mil experience

When you open a gourmet restaurant that seats just 20 people at a site located at 3400m above the sea level an hour flight from a big city followed by more than an hour drive out of which a big part is in dirt roads there must be a greater meaning to it all. For chef Virgilio Martinez there is a greater purpose to opening Restaurant Mil at Moray. The restaurant is located overlooking the ruins of Moray which is the site where the incas experimented with the effect of different altitudes on ... Continue Reading

Innovative “Nordic Italian” fusion cooking at Relæ

In a beaten down (now trendy) street of Nørrebro in Copenhagen Relæ opened their doors in the middel of the financial crisis as a restaurant serving good quality food dominanted by vegetables at low cost. Both are still true today. Relæ serves two menues a small 4 course and a larger 8 course menu. From a cost perspektiver the 8 course menu offers a very cost attractive option and is definently the way to go. A small snack to start with. A baked and then deepfried Jerusalem ... Continue Reading

Rediscovering Peru at Central

There are certain restaurants that I always return to when I have the chance. Central is one of them so whenever I am in Lima I will book at least one table. Eating at Central is an all consuming experience where Virgilio takes you on a trip covering 17 altitudes and ecosystems covering rainforrest, high mountains and costal climate. The menu will off course change quite often, but the same route through Peru is used for all menues. With 17 dishes the menu off course starts with a series of ... Continue Reading

An undiscovered gem at Barra Lima

Usually when I visit a “highend restaurant” in another country it is usually because I got it recommended from a friend or it has a good spot on a prominent list like Worlds 50 Best. This is not the case for Barra Lima which I actually first noticed on Instagram.   The restaurant is quite small with jus a couple of tables inside besides the long bar by the kitchen where we were seated tonight which off course gives a good insight in the workings of the kitchen. True to ... Continue Reading

A delicious finedining version of Peruvian comfortfood at Astrid&Gaston

The foodculture in Peru has been open to influence from kitchens all over the World. The traditionel peruvian kitchen therefore contains influence from both Asia, Central America and parts of Europe. A true peruvian experience should therefore cover all of that which Astrid&Gaston offers. The restaurant is siuated in an old fashionble “manor house” Casa Moreya which has an aristokratis but still modern expression with great artwork on the walls. The building mirrors the style of ... Continue Reading

Barr – my favorite restaurant in Copenhagen

About a yeat ago I wrote a blog post entitled “A love affair with Noma”. I still have a love affair with Noma, but now I also have a mistress called Barr. While Noma is femine, elegant and very sophisticatede Barr is no fuss, to the point and bit more maskuline but also very accessable so in that sence it has some of the traits of a mistress. Barr opend 6 months ago and as this was my visit number 11 some calls me a regular, others calls me addicted and some people think I am just plane ... Continue Reading