The Endless Road Trip: Copenhagen, the Prettiest Food in the World
So, I could tell you guys all about my recent trip to Denmark, and all of the ways that Copenhagen totally deserves its status as the darling of the local-foraged-organic food movement. But really, there’s no need to say anything about the food here, because all you have to do is look at it. Seriously—how the hell do they get all of their food to look so goddamn beautiful???
As previously mentioned on ES, these people know how to make a freaking sandwich for serious. These avant garde smørrebrød (how cool are øs?) are from Aamans sandwich shop, which actually just opened a branch in NYC. Left: smoked salmon with flower-pickled carrots(!),smoked cream cheese, shallots and watercress. Right: New potatoes with tarragon emulsion, chives, radish, and crisp potato chip strands.
They taste even better in the park! Venison pate with juniper and schnapps, plus apple/celery salad and “bacon-nut crunch.” Sirloin with horseradish, remoulade and crispy onions.
If you thought Danish people aare all fancy foodies, you may be surprised to know they loooooove hot dogs. Artisan, gourmet hot dogs, obviously, with helpful signs that graphically explain that they come served in standard buns, weird fransk buns that have the ketchup or mayo stuffed inside, or on a plate.
We went plate. Can’t resist more crispy onions.
Goddamn, these people know how to present some food. Marv and Ben was typical of Copehnagen resturants in that the menu would just say something like “salmon with cauliflower,” and then you’d get served this work of flowery foraged art.
Speaking of cauliflower, one of the best things we ate was at Restaurant Geist, this savory nugget of pot-roasted cauliflower, served over a sea of black truffley goodness.
And as long as we’ve filled the veggie quota, might as well have a little heart. Lamb heart, that is—with ginger, lime, soya and sesame.
These folks can even make porridge pretty. Porridge. WTF.