Rasmus Kofoed won gold!

In his third attempt Rasmus Kofoed managed to win the most prestigious gastronomic prize in the world, The Bocuse d’Or. Second came Sweden and third Norway, so it is safe to say that the nordic cuisine is on top of the world these days. I must admit, that I did not think it possible Rasmus…

Rasmus Kofoeds position strengthened

The danish chef Rasmus Kofoed has been mentioned as a favourite in the months leading up to Bocuse d’Or, that is now in full swing. The first day of competitions is now over, France competed and did not come across very strong. French telvision has followed the french team closely, as they are following the…

Danish superchef wants gold at Bocuse d’Or

Rasmus Kofoed has taken bronze (2005) and silver (2007) at unofficial culinary world cup, Bocuse d’Or. Many people believe he should have won the gold in 2007, as the french contestant Fabrice Desvignes seemed to have cheated by receiving prepared elements on the sly. I was present during the competiton and saw a very calm,…

The new Paustian serving the old danish kitchen. Great!

Bo Jacobsen is the chef behind new restaurant at Paustian, one of the most exciting openeings in a long time. Please note, that the fomer version of Paustian was run by another gentleman named Bo, with the surname Bech. Bo Bechs kitchen was avantgarde, where as Bo Jacobsens is strictly classic danish. No, not nordic,…

Classic danish kitchen revived!

On tuesday restaurant Paustian reopened. Now Bo Jacobsen is chef and cuisine is old school danish, but in a gourmet version. Never seen before. So sensational, that I had to return same day for meal number 2. Will post more, when my official review has been published in Børsen newspaper. I am thrilled beyond imagination…

Supersharp modern nordic fusion cuisine

Restaurant Relæ was established last year by chef Christian Puglisi, who partnered up with Kim Rossen, both worked at Noma. Relæs food is clearly inspired by Noma technique and “tradition”, focusing on local ingredients. But things as olive oil is not banned here, for one thing Puglisi was born in Sicily, but apart from that the…

Authentic french gourmet bistro with top wine list

Just revisited restaurant Le Sommelier, opened in 90’es as the first serious winebar in Copenhagen. 2 Michelin * chef Francis Cardenau joined and made Le Sommelier a fantastic place to eat. Now it is kind of a classic, and the food is sharp and oh so french! Had lovely langoustine followed by superb flounder from…

Nordic fish the italian way

Inspired by my meal at Montmartre Cafe I looked up the kitchen that delivers some of the dishes, Acquamarina. This is an italian fish restaurant, opened last year as the owners thought it strange, that seas are surrounding Denmark, but fish restaurants are almost nonexistent. I truly enjoyed the meal, that consisted of the daily…