Sicily is not as famous for its’ food as other Italian regions but never the less Sicilian food is phenomenal. The restaurants hide the good stuff very well from tourists but a lot of street food is easily accessible for everyone. Restaurants indeed require a little research.
You will probably not be able to avoid trying some of their almond or pistachio cakes. They are everywhere and they go oh-so-well with a cup of coffee. Which you will have several times a day. Read More
We wanted to escape the last of the Copenhagen winter feeling and enjoy spring in Sicily. Spring in Italy is soft and with winters not as harsh as their nordic counterparts you sometimes almost don’t feel the move from one season to the other. But when chestnut roasters on the streets are swopped for artichoke vendors you know it’s there! Mighty spring! Read More
Last Sunday I met my friend for smørrebrød – the classic Danish open sandwich at the restaurant Orangeriet in the King’s Garden in Copenhagen. Such a pretty place! The sun was out and so was everyone in Copenhagen. Orangieriet was packed and when I came in I could see gorgeous servings on Royal Copenhagen dinner ware all around. The glasses were filled with dark beer, white wine or sparkling water and the faces looked happy.
Luckily my friend came soon after and we got our table. We both chose a couple of smørrebrød and intentionally left some space for cake. Salmon tartare with cucumbers, veal tartare with beet root and raw egg yolk and lumpfish roe with smoked cream cheese and dill. It’s hard to see the the bread, I know. That is the nice thing about smørrebrød. It’s more topping than bread!
Sponge cake with cream. Almost too pretty to dig your fork into. Almost.
There are plenty of smørrebrød places in Copenhagen but on Sundays they can get very busy. If you only plan to come for one weekend make sure to get a booking. That on the other hand is no problem. Most places have online booking systems.
Here are some of the classic places and my favorites:
Aamanns (yes, the guy who also opened a place in New York)
Arbejdermuseet (in the basement of the worker’s museum)
Schønnemann (close by the shopping street)
Almanak (another of Claus Meyer’s places)
Enjoy your Copenhagen Sundays!
Copenhagen love from Kristina
Last week I finally visited one of the prettiest restaurants in Copenhagen, Mielcke & Hurtigkarl. It is situated by the entrance of the Frederiksberg park and everything is very calm, airy and light. It feels like a green house and as a guest you feel like a precious orchid taken very well care of.
We went for the seven course menu and were started off with some pretty, little -yet quite filling- appetizers. Vietnamese tacos, Bánh xèo, with slices of duck heart and onion.
Followed by burning hot Japanese takoyaki – you know, I avoided them in Japan, but they were delicious.
More Japan: soba noodles and egg yolk. And reflection of the ceiling decoration. Egg yolk is still hot in 2014?!
Sea buckthorn in the shape of leaves. Yoghurt snow, chamomile sirup. Sweet and sour. So pretty, so crunchy!
Sour dough bread to-die-for and (obviously!) herbed butter. I know, looks like matcha ice cream. Read More
They call themselves I’m a Kombo. Because that is what they are. Two guys with each their competencies and interests but also with a common denominator- food. Chefs and entrepreneurs. Caterers and consultants. Lasse and Bo, friends and colleagues. Cool and really nice. The latter being my personal opinion after I met them at one of their latest events under the umbrella of the The Social Act. Read More
2013 I had plenty of great trips in my calendar: Japan, Spain, Sweden, Germany. I have been so lucky! Here are some of the best food experiences I made this year. Hopefully they can be of inspiration for your 2014 travel planning!
Hida beef to be grilled on a magnolia leaf at the Oyado Yoshinoya Ryokan of the sweetest host couple in Takayama.
Deep fried oregano at Mugaritz near San Sebastian. Tangy, crisp, fresh. Makes you crave for more! Read More
Claus Meyer did it again. He opened a restaurant. In Copenhagen. Serving nordic food. Well. actually it’s three restaurants. And they are in a really good spot close to the old harbour, Nyhavn. On the opposite site of noma. But restaurants in this building did not use to live very long. It’s a little off the beaten track yet still in the city centre. But Claus Meyer who has his fingers in this and that just cannot stand still. So he opened The Standard housing a modern Indian restaurant, a classic Danish restaurant and a New Nordic gourmet restaurant: Studio. Read More