The dining room is absolutely stylish, cool and beautiful. It’s dominated by dark colours, anthracite marble, ceramics, silver and steel. It’s a completely different look compared to the romantic setting of the old place. Geranium has become an internationally styled, world class restaurant with it’s own elevator to lift you up to the 8th floor. All the luxury reminded me of Per Se in NYC. It was utmost delicious to sit in the lounge part of the restaurant, eat the nibbles and gaze at the tables, the semi-open kitchen separated from the dining room by a glass wall and the giant bar where the waiters prepare wine and stuff. Taking in the setting. Anticipating.
A wonderful 1996 Beaufort, Millésime, Brut Nature, Polisy, Champagne
Charles Eames’ Organic Chair
Carrot and sea-buckthorn
Beatrout and cottage cheese
Crispy pork ear, vinegar and spinach
Cheese sticks with…
Ramson onion and parsley shoots dip
Crab, fish roes and verbena
Celeriac, sweetbread and truffle
As I like to celebrate Rasmus’ fantastic achievement of winning gold Bocuse d’Or 2011, now that we are still sensing the moment of success here in Denmark, I’ve decided not to spend weeks writing a long post, but instead showing you images of the 22 stunning servings and just comment on my overall impression.
Where the decor of Geranium has changed quite a bit, the style of the food still reflect delight, beauty and refinement. But the food also presented a touch of something more complex and feminine, I feel.
Rasmus interest in vegetables is evident: Five courses were vegetarian.
We drank a few whites by the glass and complemented with some bottles of our own.
Cold tomato juice, ham, sour and wild flowers
Oyster, cauliflower and smoked cheese
Small scallops, horseradish, chervil stems and cucumber
2009 Martin Arndorfer – von den Terrassen “1958”, Kamptal, Austria
Celery and celeriac
Sav – Fermented birch juice
Chicken wing, langoustine, juniper and buttermilk
1999 Valette, Clos de Monsieur Noly, Pouilly-Fuisse, Macon – fantastic
Bread – the only bread we were offered the whole night
Grain two ways
Fleur de l’Europe, Fleury, Champagne – very nice
Lightly smoked potatoes, dried peas and lovage
Monkfish with element of the sea and the beach
A gorgeous 2004 Domaine d’Auvernay, Meursault, Bourgogne. Love and loved it. (Our own bottle).
Wild and pickled mushrooms with chestnuts
Our own bottle, again;)
Pork jaw, raw crispy and cooked Jerusalem artichokes
Danish “Blå kornblomst” blue cheese with pickled hip rose and hip rose vinegar. Beautiful!
Biodynamic apples foam
Cheep milk’s yogurt and the scent of pine needles
Elderflower beer and pickled elderflower, herbs and taste of licorice
Wood sorrel and woodruff
Pumpkin, cloudberries and stems of lemon balm
2006 Möbitz Gewürstraminer Berrenauslese, Baden
Each dish was perfectly seasoned and balanced, and the meal as a whole was masterly composed. Charming and sweet service. Truly perfection. I’m so happy that Geranium is back!
Congrats with the triumph!
Thank you, everyone!