We discovered last night that a food festival, Copenhagen Cooking Winter Edition , is on right now! Call this luck or what. We just decided to take a short break in the middle of the winter and enjoy one of our favourite Scandinavian cities. This time we did not do any research since we know this destination.
This is what we discovered food wise yesterday:
The food hall with great fish and butchers’ stands and loads of tiny bars serving different kinds of sandwiches, salads, soups, tapas and pizzas. The counter were something like 2- 3 meters with 6 bar stools.
A hot dog stand in a wagon by the round tower, built in the 17th century (1642) which is the world’s oldest functioning observatory. They were selling curry wurst – ökologiske polsemad= organic sausage prepared by a professor of sausage making (?).
In the evening it was time for Italian at La Rocca. A very original antipasti platter with eg polenta, toast and salmon. Despite the somewhat surprising content it was tasty. The mains were brilliant – linguini frutti di mare (shrimp, lobster, blue mussels, languistini and some other small shellfish) and ravioli with ricotta and orange filling in sage butter. Yummy!
This morning took us to a long walk via Nyhavn to Amalienborg Castle. We were at the castle at 12 and saw the changing of the guards with a handful of tourists.
Had elevensies at a cafe called Mormors (granny’s) in Bredgade where the interior is as if it was some old granny’s living room from the fifties or sixties. Lunch at Cafe Royal and had smushis with ale ie open sandwiches with liver pâté, herring, smoked salmon and veal.
Had another round in the food halls and Illums delicatessen. We were already wondering what to buy home and also whether to buy flowers home too. We have been in and out in many stores of interior design but have also checked out clothes. The fashion week is approaching, Copenhagen is big in clothing industry and fashion.
Coffee, tea and scones at Mormors.