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Photo: Restaurant Pluto

Pluto

Restaurant Pluto is owned by Rasmus Oubæk and Jesper Marcussen, the guys behind the now closed Retour and its siblings Retour Steak. Pluto is a bistro with a twist, serving protein rich tapa-ish dishes. Great oysters and foie gras!

PHOTO: HOTEL D'ANGLETERRE

Marchal

The über hotel’s restaurant has been rebooted with Ronny Emborg as head chef. Don’t come here for crazy avant-garde, the cuisine is classic but sharp and elegant. Ronny Emborg is an extremely skilled chef and produces some stunning dishes.

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La Vie Revisited

July 31, 2014

It’s always hard to return to a place that has an almost mythical status ind your mind – it’s bound not to be on par with expectations. But La Vie didn’t let me down one bit.

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No. 2 – Above and Beyond

July 1, 2014 / 2 comments

Of course I had expectations to AOC’s smaller brother, No.2. Christian Aarø is a phenomenal sommelier and restaurateur, and I have always been a fan of AOC – but still, No. 2 is a bistro with about half the price point of the Michelin starred AOC, so in the cab across Copenhagen I tried to control my expectations. […]

René Redzepi (Noma) and Christian Puglisis (Relæ)

Nordic Chefs’ Summit 2014

May 14, 2014 / 2 comments

What better occasion to get back to blogging than spending an evening with five of the absolute super stars of the Nordic kitchen. I was so incredibly lucky as to be invited to attend the Nordic Chefs’ Summit 2014 at Maaemo in Oslo. A get-together of the top Nordic chefs on the Pellegrino 50 Best Restaurant list. That’s nine Michelin Stars in one room.

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Bromance

June 22, 2013 / 1 comment

Restaurant Bror is a new and quite wonderful place created by “brothers” Wågman and Nutter – two exceptionally skilled former Noma sous chefs. I went twice, here is a write-up of my first visit on the opening night.

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Back To Frantzén

May 21, 2013

Only two days after restaurant Frantzén/Lindeberg won 12th best restaurant by The World’s 50 Best it was announced that Björn Frantzén and Daniel Lindeberg had split up. Frantzén continues as chef at the Stockholm restaurant in Lilla Nygatan 21, now under the more simple name of Frantzén. Daniel Lindeberg will instead focus on finding a small bakery in […]

Oysters with Agusti Torello cava, El Cellar Can Roca

El Celler de Can Roca is the New World’s Best 2013!

April 29, 2013 / 1 comment

El Celler de Can Roca is the world’s best restaurant in 2013

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Dining With The Frogs at Auberge de la Grenouillère

April 10, 2013 / 4 comments

Alexandre Gauthier’s terroir-driven cuisine appealed to me with its simple look and not too many different ingredients and things going on on the plate. The pure taste of the ingredients is in focus and it is honest food. I also I really liked the playful-ness to both the dishes and to the interior with its intense frog’s theme going on everywhere. Very charming.

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2 New Stars for Copenhagen in Michelin Main Cities of Europe 2013!

March 14, 2013 / 3 comments

It’s official! The red Michelin Guide for the Main Cities of Europe 2013 is out and sends 2 new stars to Copenhagen restaurants in this year’s guide. Geranium has finally got their well-deserved 2nd star and the upcoming Kadeau restaurant featuring produce from Bornholm island has got their 1 star. WOW, this is great news […]

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Fabulous Frantzén/Lindeberg

September 27, 2012 / 13 comments

Sitting there at the counter, watching the show unfold right before my eyes was one of the most exclusive dining experiences I’ve ever had. Björn Frantzén (and later in the evening as the savory dishes were replaced by the desserts, Daniel Lindeberg) talked us through all the dishes, explaining about the produce, the preparing and how they constantly aim for even more focus, more taste and more purity in their cooking. In fact, Frantzén/Lindeberg’s was one of the most coherent meals I’ve ever had and full of all the luxury products I love.

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My Stylish and Strict Birthday Dinner at Geranium

September 17, 2012 / 13 comments

On Thursday 2nd of August I celebrated my birthday at restaurant Geranium. The light that night was just incredible. Having a glass of champagne in the lounge area, we witnessed the beginning of what would become the most stunning sunset that month. As dusk fell over Copenhagen, we were seated at our table. To one […]

Björn serving for us at Frantzén/Lindeberg

Chef’s Table at Frantzén/Lindeberg

August 31, 2012 / 5 comments

Book ‘Kitchen’ at Frantzén/Lindeberg! Besides the lovely food it was an amazing experience to have Björn Frantzén and Daniel Lindeberg (and their team) exclusively to our self this evening and I highly recommend it!

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Lunch at Librije’s Zusje

June 25, 2012 / 4 comments

The first time I heard about Restaurant De Librije was when I watched Jonnie Boer’s exciting presentation during the Chef-Sache in Cologne in September 2011. He was show-cooking his signature dish of Foie Gras, North Sea crab and fermented red cabbage juice. I had the pleasure of meeting both Jonnie Boer and his sweet wife Thérèse at […]

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Japan – The Trip of a Lifetime

May 27, 2012 / 10 comments

こんにちは – Konichiwa – Hello, I’m just back from a wonderful visit to Japan, my first ever. The purpose of the trip was of course to experience some amazing food and restaurants, there are 14 *** 3-stars, 54 ** 2-stars and 198 * 1-star restaurants alone in the Tokyo, Yokohama and Kamakura Michelin Guide. However, […]

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Noma rules once more

May 1, 2012 / 11 comments

For the third time my beloved Noma has been declared the world’s number one restaurant at Restaurant Magazine’s and San Pellegrino’s The World’s 50 Best Restaurants. Congratulations René and team, and thank you for making Copenhagen stand out. It is fantastic! The top 10 for 2012 is Noma – Copenhagen, Denmark (Yay!) El Celler De […]

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Chef Buono Brings Krogs Fiskerestaurant Back to Life

April 1, 2012 / 4 comments

[Edit: Buono no longer runs Krogs Fiskerestaurant] First time I visited Krogs Fiskerestaurant was back in 1995. I still remember my visit. I had invited a very good friend of mine to thank her for a favour she did. I had booked a taxi that secretly took us to the restaurant and she didn’t know […]

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Copenhagen is Back on Track with 14 Michelin Stars in the 2012 Guide

March 14, 2012 / 9 comments

Geranium got its star! Finally. It’s official! The red Michelin Guide for the Main Cities of Europe 2012 sends 14 stars to Copenhagen restaurants in this year’s guide! The three new ones are Geranium, Den Røde Cottage, Grønbech & Churchill and Relæ which had a Bib Gourmand last year. Quite disappointingly Noma remains with 2 […]