Nordic cooking in Copenhagen

New Nordic Cusine with Claus Meyer

Claus Meyer is a world-renowned restaurateur who has inspired a generation to rediscover local Nordic produce through cookbooks, TV shows, cookery schools, lectures, public food debates and produce from his own orchard. From 2014 and on, Claus is heavily involved in the US projects Great Northern Food Hall and Acorn Restaurant both located in New York’s Grand Central. In recent years, a new gastronomic movement has put the Nordic countries firmly on every foodie’s map of the world. With Noma and Rene Redzepi leading the exploration of Nordic produce and introducing techniques that have defined New Nordic Cuisine, many others have followed with their contribution to a booming Nordic restaurant scene. In this cookery course you will work alongside with a chef, learning cooking techniques and preparing dishes that are iconic to New Nordic Cuisine. The focus is on seasonal Danish produce and traditional modes of food preparation in their modern interpretation.

Gastronomic Road trip

Copenhagen is the gastro capital of Scandinavia, but it is not all about expensive Michelin restaurants. On the trip through the center of Copenhagen you will hear about Danish food culture, eating habits and gastro trends in Copenhagen – and most importantly taste a range of local products from beer to chocolate, from old school to innovative. The tour starts in the middle of the historic city center at Højbro Plads, where farmers and fishermen have been selling their products for centuries. The first stop is for a taste of different Danish beers, all from local micro brews. The visit takes place in the amazing Royal Café. Later you will visit the chocolate parlour Summerbird, the producer of the finest white-chocolate-liqurice “flødeboller” you can imagine. After a stop at a local candy factory, you will drop by for an organic hotdog and end the tour at the food market Torvehallerne, a must-stop for all foodies. Here we will have a look at the variety of local delicacies, while enjoying a beverage.

Carlsberg, microbrewery and beer tasting

Ever since the 1800´s Denmark has been well known for the Carlsberg and Tuborg pilsner brands. In 1970 Carlsberg took over Tuborg and today the brewery ranks as the fourth biggest in the world. But Danish beer is not all about Carlsberg any longer. Many microbreweries have popped up and are now challenging the traditional pilsner beer with lots of different beer styles. This tour is covering three beer tastings and a general introduction to one of the local areas; Vesterbro and Nørrebro. During the walk, you will drop by a traditional inn, a trendy microbrewery bar and a local café, where a knowledgeable beer guide will meet you and tell the story of the traditional Danish pilsner as well as introducing you to the contemporary microbrewery successes.

Dine around tour

The tour starts with a glass of something sparkling followed by a wonderful appetizer at Restaurant Höst. A restaurant with focus on ingredients from the Nordic Kitchen and rooms decorated in a raw style with recycled wood, granite, concrete and zinc, while plaids and lambskin on chairs and benches make the atmosphere cozy and counterbalance the raw décor. After finishing the appetizer, you will take a stroll around the beautiful city centre before ending up in front of the famous Price Brothers restaurant. The Price Brothers are famous for their love of food and the style is a simple, solid and seasonally based bistro menu. After a wonderful main course, you walk through the city center before arriving at Kongens Nytorv. It is now time for dessert! Your last dish will be served by the family owned waffle bakery from 1953, ‘Vaffelbageren’. Here you can enjoy one of their homemade waffles or cones with ice crème at the dock side of the famous old harbor Nyhavn.

Make your own Smørrebrød ( open faced sandwich)

This open-faced sandwich workshop is a fun and somehow different experience you can use as team building, an event and so on. The workshop is customize  from time to time and welcome you to restaurant, Aamanns 1921, in the City Center (for groups of 15-30 persons), our the unique location on Refshaleøen, Aamanns Køkken, (for groups of 30-75 persons). We will guide you in the craftmanship of making beautifully arranged and flavourful open-faced sandwiches. All the ingredients are prepared so you can focus on tasting, discussing and having a good time meanwhile learning and eating well.

Food, apéretif, coffee and tea are included the price.

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