A look inside the Nordic Chefs Summit 2014

The Big 5: René Redzepi, Rasmus Kofoed, Esben Holmboe Bang, Bjørn Franzen og Christian Puglisi. Got together for a summit in Oslo monday evening. It was a blast. The pictures below are out of chronological order, starting with the last shot. Embarrased to say, I do not know how to sort this out, but I…

An old fashioned inn becomes edible

  Sans Souci – french for “no worries” – opened as an inn back in 1902 and has been a classic watering hole up through history. Now it has changed owners, and been renovated in the authentic style. At Sans Souci you can enjoy a lunch of classic smørrebrød in top quality, and at night you…

A look inside Studio by Torsten Vildgaard

I wrote a review in Børsen newspaper (borsen.dk) just after Studio restaurant opened last year. But for some reason forgot to write about it here. The review contained a top score for the magnificent food, balancing between new nordic and classic elegant in an energetic creative and precise style. Ambience is elegant but relaxed, service…

The danish stars 2014

The Meteor Shower is over for now. I had expected, that the guide would finally coronate a couple of 3 Star places. They did not, even though Michael Ellis, Michelin Guide CEO, seemed extremely happy about the situation in Copenhagen. “Exciting things are going to happen tomorrow,” said Michael Ellis during our dinner at Ekstedt…

Madklubben Bellevue

New addition to the small but fast growing chain Madklubben (the food club). It is hard to categorize this restaurant, as the food style strays from nordic to classic french and something in between. This is a very relaxed eatery leaning towards the bistro concept. Service is minimized but friendly and relatively efficient. Food is good,…

Restaurant Botaniq, situated across from the Torvehallerne food market in Copenhagen, delivers an elegant take on vegan cuisine. In nice and inviting surroundings you are offered ambitious vegetarian dishes, which takes green dining to new heights. botaniq.com Frederiksborggade 26 1360 København K    

Simple but great steak and wine concept

Retour Steak Vesterbro is the latest branch from chef Rasmus Oubæk and restaurant manager Jesper Marcussen. The duo is enjoying a tremendous success with their concept, where high quality in food and wine is key, service is efficient and decor and comfort second. You could call it the Bistro idea refined, meaning that at these…

Kul is fired and ready to go

Kul restaurant in Kødbyen (Meatpacking District) has taken its name from the coal used to fire the Joaper oven and the Yakitori grill, the main tools of the kitchen. “Kul” could be pronounced “cool” and cool the place is, including the tunes and decor. Comfortable it is not, but that is not the intention either….

Madklubben Admiralgade – gourmand light

Madklubben (the food club) is a young chain of restaurants, operating in the same segment as Cofoco, who revolutionized the restaurant scene. They introduced the concept of turning the tables several times during an evening, and this helped them in offering considerably lower prices than many competitors. On top of that, they offered a higher…

Pondus offers lots of taste at low price

In Denmarks second largest city, Aarhus, you can have a very nice meal for few money (250 kr. for 3 courses) at the new Pondus restaurant. It coins itself as a “danish bistro”, offering traditional danish fare in a modern style. There are few dishes to choose from,  I had both main courses, fish and…

Cozy Italonordic eatery

The place has been around for some time under the name Feilberg & Otto. Now Otto is out, the name is Feilberg & Baun. It’s a charming restaurant in a basement near Copenhagens Nyhavn, a nice place to drop by if you are out strolling near the waterfront. Here you will find a quite inventive…