48 hours in Copenhagen

Day 1

9:30 pm Dinner at 108, Noma’s more casual sister. I loved the meal here, relaxed yet tasty and super efficient service. Here’s what I had:

Baked Jerusalem Artichokes with Royal Danish Caviar
Lumpfish Roe with rose hip and pineapple cherries
Glazed Pork Belly with onion sauce and wild ramsons
Sorbet of Wild Black Currants 

Day 2

10:00 am: Breafast at Grod. I had to try this place as every guide I saw raved about their concept of a porridge bar, and it was really good!

11:00 am: Headed over to Nyhavn, to check out the beautiful harbour,…


… and then hop on the Canal Boat Tour that leaves from there. I think this tour is a must for a Copenhagen visit. It set the city in context and it is a beautiful way to see a lot of the buildings, from the water. This is especially true of buildings such as the National Theatre and the Opera house. Some of the picture highlights from the boat:

Opera House on the top and National Theater on the bottom
Amalienborg Palace

12:00pm: Amelieborg Palace: Walked around the royal residence and plaza


12:30pm: The plan was to go to the Design Museum which was really close by. Unfortunately I did not check and of course it was closed on a Monday!

.. .which meant I kept walking until the Little Mermaid to get a closer look!


1:30 pm: Lunch at 42 Raw– healthy and delicious food, but really slow service!

2:30pm: Some Copenhagen Retail therapy. I checked out some of the stores that I had been suggested and also some window finds:

Norse Projects: Pilestræde 39 –  Not realy my type of fashion a little too generic but a definite classic store for Nordic Style ; Gubi  Møntergade 19 – great design, terrible service

Acne Studios Pilestræde 40B– and HeroinesPilestræde 37-  beautiful jewelry!

Stine Goya – Gothersgade 58 – probably my favorite store in Copenhagen. Loved her designs and textiles, even if they were totally out of my price range for what they were. 

Line & Jo – Gothersgade 31 – beautiful simple jewelry design. There were some gifts purchased here;) 

Holly Golightly – Møntergade 5 – probably my second favorite fashion store in Copenhagen. It didnt win top price because its more collection of other brands and not original, but their curating is superb. Also how can you not love a store that is called Holly Golightly??

There was lots of talk about Wood Wood (Grønnegade 1) but i found it lacking and the Coffee Collective, which I stopped for some refueling I was very disappointed to find out they didn’t have Decaf coffee. Although the place looked fab – not for me. Then it was off to Stroget street, a wonderful pedestrian shopping street…

Here we went for some great classics: Hay House was real simple home design but beautiful!

I had to stop at Royal Copenhagen  headquarters if only for the photo op and the childhood memories reminiscence.

Illum is a gorgeous department store, which is beautifully curated and had a cool Eataly on the ground floor

5:00pm Walk around the Latin quarter back to my hotel…

.. where between 5 and 6 they have free drinks This is the best part of the hotel, the SP34.  The rooms might be simple and on the small side but there is a free hour of wine every night,a cool reception with a bar that doubles as a front desk and really cool common areas


6:00pm: Walk to Tivoli  down HC Andersen boulevard ..

.. and even though i didnt enter next to it the beautiful Glypotek 

7:30pm Dinner at Formel B.  I think this was my favorite restaurant in Copenhagen of the ones I went to. A well earned Michelin star! it was elegant yet not pretentious. And the food had great local ingredients but a bit more technique and some french flair that made the dishes really interesting. I was also served by the co owner who was so nice and gave impecable service! Here is what I had:

Baerii caviar with crispy Jerusalem artichokes and Jerusalem artichoke ice cream
Lobster with cress, pickled onions and a broth of crab and fermented strawberrie
Langoustine à la Nage with carrot purée and vegetables
Danish lamb with sorrel, spinach purée , anchovies and lemon sauce
Sea buckthorn en surprise anno 2018

Day 3

10:00amRosenborg Castle– Buy a ticket beforehand so you don’t have to cue! I loved this castle. It was small yet absolutely beautiful. I’m a sucker for ornate rooms and great decorations. Also they had me at crown jewels.

11:00am After the castle, and heading towards my lunch spot, I made some stops… first Stiller park. Although I was a bit disappointed that the pink and red part of the park where under construction. 

11:15am: Jaegersborgadde street – as my restaurant was around here I decided to do a little walk as I had heard quite a bit on the street. Apart from the food, there is little else. There is some good food however. I had some Chai at Grod again, they do have another coffee collective and a wonderful Caramel shop called Karamelleriet. Meyers Bageri looked awesome but clearly my gluten allergy prevented me from trying the Famous Cinnamon Rolls.

11:45am: walk Assistens Cemetery, where Hans Christian Andersen was buried. It is an absolutely beautiful short walk. Also HCA was one of the three biggest creative influences in my infant life. He joins the ranks of Disney and Jane Austen in my creative upbringing.

12:30pm: lunch atManfreds. I really enjoyed this lunch. They bring you 5 plates all delicious and very fresh and veggie centric (i especially liked the leeks with egg). They have a beautiful cellar and give you to taste many wines by the glass. Also their bathroom is amazing!

3:00pmLouisiana Museum – A 20 minute car ride or 45 minute train up, its definite worth the trip. There is so much to say it’s a whole other post


5:30pm – design shopping in the wonderful Illums Bollinghus – Scandinavian design heaven

8:00 pmDinner at  Relae – all my thoughts can be found in its own unique post!


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