Elegant nordic cuisine in Arne Jacobsen design hotel

Arne Jacobsen (1902-71) was one of the most famous danish architects, known for designs like the Egg chair. He also designed the Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, the citys first high rise building.
On the top floor you will find Alberto K, a young, nordic inspired gourmet restaurant. Head chef Søren Selin fronts a very gifted team of chefs, and the wait staff is also top notch.

As mentioned the kitchen is nordic inspired and most ingredients are sourced locally, with few exceptions like the black truffles. All is forgiven for my part.
The surroundings are amazing, evrything designed by Arne Jacobsen and the view over Copenhagen – with Tivoli Gardens just below – is unique.

I think this is one of Copenhagens hidden gems, it could easily hold a Michelin star, so if you are out of luck regarding reservations at the famous places – try Alberto!

For 800 DKK (app. 100 euro) you can have this menu, and if you want the wine menu add another 800 DKK:

Cucumber salad
Oysters, horseradish and dill
Sancerre “La Moussière”
Alphonse Mellot, Loire France

North Sea cod
Cabbage from Kiselgården and seaweed
Meursault “Les Charrons”
J.M. Boillot, Bourgogne France

Langoustine
Celery, sorrel and browned butter
Riesling “Cuvée Frédéric Emile”
F. E. Trimbach, Alsace France

New potetoes
Smoked egg yolk and truffle
Gevrey-Chambertin
Domaine Dupont-Tisserandot, Bourgogne France

Lamb from Vallø
Burned onions and mushrooms
No.41 Merlot L’Ecole, Washington State USA

Charmomile
Soured milk and sweet woodruff
Riesling “Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr” Auslese
Frtiz Haag, Mosel Germany

Warm spices
Hazelnuts and caramel
Castelnau de Suduiraut, Sauternes France

My review in Børsen:

http://pleasure.dk/gourmet/artikel/228421/nordisk_topklasse_paa_toppen_af_hoejhuset.html

Slideshow from my dinner in march 2012: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wk6MnaeJmrc&list=UU1K669DrP1SyMqwHyh73x4Q&index=2&feature=plcp

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