An american in Copenhagen: Finally, Noma. But only 20 courses.

Thursday at 12.30 the highlight of the program was reached; Noma. When I was a very young cooks apprentice around 1980, it was accidently just opposite the harbour and the warehouse that now is home for Noma. In the summes I would often sit at the dock peeling potatoes and such, gazing over to the…

An american in Copenhagen: Smørrebrød before Noma

My american colleague is still savouring the wienerbrød, as we pull up in front of the basement where restaurant Schønnemann has resided sine 1877. This is a true original in the genre of smørrebrødsrestaurant, but in an updated version with true ambition. A cosy, yet elegant place packed densely with tables, in a degree it…

An american in Copenhagen. At forbidden breakfast.

I told my american colleague not to eat breakfast, and of course he didn’t listen. Early thursday morning he is spotted by chef Thomas Herman, eating none less than three pieces of wienerbrød. That is what the rest of the world calls “danish”. The version most bakers around Denmark sell is of a low quality,…

An american in Copenhagen

I am showing my american colleague some copenhagen culinary highlights. He arrives wednesday and have to leave friday morning. We will be busy. Very busy. Not hungry. The only non-gastronomic stop, inside an installation at Louisiana art museum. We start at 19.00 with snacks at magnificent The Paul (1 Michelin *) in Tivoli gardens, one…

The fantastic Søllerød Kro, an old inn with a Michelin star

Søllerød Kro (Sollerod Inn) has been an Inn for hundreds of years but in the past 20 years it has risen steadily to the gourmet restaurant status. These days it is stronger than ever, the kitchen is sharp in a classic/modern way and the service is equalled by very few restaurants in Denmark. The surroundings…

Smørrebrød in Jylland

Being the typical gastrotourist you will probably not cover much more than Copenhagen, allthough you should also have a look at Jylland. If you go by train or car to Århus – or venture to Henne Kirkeby Kro in western Jylland, you are not far away from the town of Vejle (and by the way,…