Delicious upscale bistro in Århus

Foreign gastrotourists seldom make it to Århus, Denmarks second largest city. Thats a shame, as the town has much to offer. The latest opening is by chef Palle Enevoldsen, who was an important gastronomic figure in the 90’ies. He made a comeback with restaurant Frederikshøj, and invited young superchef Wassim Hallal aboard. They split up,…

Søllerød Kro – The elegant country inn

Just reviewed Søllerød Kro (again). An amazing place, founded in 1677 and comparable to a museum, but also one of Denmarks best restaurants, bearing a Michelin star. The service is perfect, the tone being formal but friendly. Restaurant manager Jan Restorff is one of the countrys best waiters and a fantastic host. His team is…

Outside danish gastronomy: 11 Madison Park

11 Madison Park is an enchanting restaurant, seemingly inspired by as well the avantgarde like Noma, as by classics like Taillevent. Maybe it is the very best restaurant in New York these days. I visited 11 Madison Park, prior to giving my votes as a juror in Pellegrino Worlds 50 Best Restaurants, as I had…

Paul Cunningham goes provincial

One of my favourite chefs is Paul Cunningham, who recently, sadly closed his Michelin starred restaurant in Tivoli. Now he has been hired to lead the kitchen at fabulous Henne Kirkeby Kro. It is very far away from Copenhagen, but worth the journey. The kitchen is one of the best in Denmark and the hotel…

Herman packs it in

Chef Thomas Herman from restaurant Nimb Herman seems to have lost the desire to run a michelinstarred restaurant. What a pity, but don’t cry yet. His successor is just as talented; Allan Poulsen, for the last few years chef at Henne Kirkeby Kro in Jutland. I am sure, that dining at the small gourmet restaurant…