Copenhagen is a hot-spot for foodies
Copenhagen has, somewhat to the surprise of the locals, become a hot-spot for innovative cuisine. The New Nordic Cuisine creates headlines all over the world, and its focus on natural, local and seasonal ingredients inspires foodies everywhere.
For the first time ever, Copenhagen sees visitors who come with the sole purpose of tasting the local food and check out the newest additions to the restaurant scene.
The frontrunners of the New Nordic Cuisine
The frontrunners of the New Nordic Cuisine are Michelin-starred restaurants, like the renowned Noma, which was voted The Best Restaurant in the World by its peers for three years running, and Geranium, the brain-child of Rasmus Kofoed, winner of The World Championship for Chefs 2011.
Our almost neighbour, Restaurant Radio, is a great example of New Nordic Cuisine, when it goes bistro-style.
Copenhagen’s gastronomic gold
The success of New Nordic Cuisine has spurred an interest in the only truly Danish contribution to the world’s cuisine: Smørrebrød a.k.a. open-faced sandwiches.
To try this Danish favourite, visit old-school restaurants, like Restaurant Schønnemann, famous for their range of almost 100 sandwiches, or the epitome of the inexplicable Danish concept “hygge” (roughly translated as “cosiness”), Restaurant Kronborg.
For a more up-market experience try Lumskebugten, run by one of Danish gastronomy’s grand old men, Erwin Lauterbach.
Great food on a Sunday night
New additions to the Copenhagen restaurant scene
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