7 posts tagged Gourmet

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

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

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

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

Classic mexican flavors in a modern setting at Quintonil

Modern technique used to interpret the local cuisine in a modern context is always appealing. Paired that with a rating of 12 on the Worlds 50 Best restaurants lets just say that I was more then curious before my first Mexican fine dining experience. And it is pretty safe to say that I had both a genuine Mexican experience with escamoles (ant eggs), cactus, grasshopper and lots of chili and it was definitely in a modern context.   To kick of the menu was a very refreshing ... Continue Reading

A love affair with Noma

Noma and I go 6 year back where I finally was able to secure a table. Then entered a 4-year period where I unfortunately only followed Noma from the sideline. Within the last two years the relationship has changed and I have visited Noma 4 times in this period. I call it a love affair. Well Noma is like a beautiful and extremely kind woman that you simply cannot get enough of. She continues to surprise you with innovative and extremely well prepared dishes, but her real powers of seductions ... Continue Reading