When in Copenhagen…
It’s hard to make a selection of where to spend your 24 hours, as Copenhagen is booming and full of food- and design worthy places, but we managed to make a small must-definitely-do selection for you.
1. PORRIDGE PARADISE
Top down: oats/apple/dulce de leche/almonds, pear/cardamomyoghurt/hazelnuts/rye/brown beer, oats/ginger/apple/beetroots/raisins (and yes, it was very hard to choose)
WHY: Exclusive porridge combinations, good coffee and a great atmosphere!
WHERE: JÆGERSBORGGADE 50, Copenhagen
2. BEST COFFEE
WHAT: Coffee Collective
WHY: Creamiest foam you could wish for (No
soy milk though)
WHERE: Jægersborggade 10, Copenhagen
3. HIGH CLASS SMØRREBRØD (pronounce: smurbrut)
WHY: These typical Danish open sandwiches (with a base of ryabread) can be found on every corner of the streets of Copenhagen, but we definitely ate our favorite, haute cuisine smørrebrød at Aamanns. Try the one with fried herring in vinegar with malt syrup, beer and hot spices, horseradish cream, capers, watercress and red onion compote. The dessert was irresistible as well: Rice ice cream, licorice, pure cacao, and red fruits.
WHERE: Øster Farimagsgade 10 & 12 (take away & restaurant), Copenhagen
WHY: You’ll find the best version of every product. Try the roasted lemon-thyme almonds and a mixed fish platter!
WHERE: Frederiksborggade 21, Copenhagen
5. DINE, WINE, DEVINE
WHAT: Manfred’s and Vin
WHY: This restaurant works with local, seasonal and high quality organic products. Try their Chef’s Choice 7-course menu and you will get blasted by their creativity with vegetables (ever had a starter of brussels sprouts prepared in 4 different ways?)
WHERE: Ydunsgade 5, Copenhagen
6. MIDNIGHT MEDICINES AT VIBES APOTEK
WHAT: Vibes Apotek
WHY: This former pharmacy is turned into a Berlin style underground cocktail bar where they brew their own liquors. Accommodate yourself on one of the comfortable couches, or wait until midnight when a DJ, surrounded by candles and carpets, starts playing until the early hours.
WHERE: Ydunsgade 5, Copenhagen
7. LIZE’S COCKTAILS
WHAT: Boutique Lize
WHY: Delicious cocktails!
WHERE: Enghave Plads 6, Copenhagen
We served a Dutch winter menu for the KLM board end of the year party. Here’s the menu:
‘Kroket’ of Schipholgoose, served w. orange mustard
Selection of Dutch cheeses, pain de campagne, rye bread, piccalilli and mustard
Chateau Bas Blanc, 2010, Provence
Zuurvleisch, a traditional meat stew originating from Limburg, served with stamppot of Kale and sweet potato and hazelnutgremolata
Domaine de Rapatel Rouge, 2006, Vallée du Rhône
Salsify, potatoes, fennel, rosemary, sauerkraut, hazelnut and quail eggs
Grilled sugarbread, hangop and stewed pears
Argentina is known for it’s meat and before leaving, we were warned for a lack of vegetarian restaurants. Not that we don’t eat meat, but just not everyday. Furthermore we noticed that vegetarian restaurants are often much more creative with there menu, which inspires us more. However, all these warnings were falls. Buenos Aires is bursting with vegetarian restaurants, even with heaps of vegan options. This bucket list makes it so easy for you! We’re no vegetarians, so we also tried a lot of meat and listed some of our favorite places here as well.
BUENOS AIRES, BUENA ONDA
1. BEST PASTRAMI SANDWICH EVER.
WHAT: La Crespo
WHY: We ate the best 170gr (!!!!) pastrami sandwich ever here, served with pickles and onion chutney. Ask for take away and eat it in a park, there take out boxes look like a little present.
WHERE: Thames 612, Esquina Vera
Take away bags on our bikes
170 grams of pastrami
We took it to the park
and ate figs for desert
2. MAGDALENA’S FOOD
WHAT: Magdalena’s Party
WHY: This is a nice spot for a quick dinner before heading to a party in Palermo.
WHERE: Thames 1795, Palermo
3. BEST HELADO OF BA
WHY: They have the best pistachio and dulce de leche ice cream in town.
WHERE: Quintana 188 and Santa Fe 1257, Recoleta
4. VEGAN FEAST
WHAT: Buenos Aires Verde
WHY: This restaurant offers a delicious vegan menu: pear, almond, coffee, cacao, vanilla and bee pollen smoothie, ginger & sesame raw ice cream, raw carrotmayo etc. So hard to choose…..
WHERE: Gorriti 5657, Palermo
This is a quinoa veggie salad with tofy and avocado and heaps of seeds and nuts
Dehydrated apple rolls with raw nutmayonaise, mushrooms, alfalfa, cashew cheese,
almonds and dehydrated tomatoe. O.M.G.
Raw brownie with almond cream for desert.
5. TEA TIME
WHY: On a small cobblestone street behind the British Embassy in Recoleta you can find the cutest little café bistro you ever did see. Florencio fits only about 10-15 people with 5 small tables inside and one small table outside on the sidewalk. The menu includes items like sandwiches, tartas, baked goods, pastries – conveniently displayed on a big chalk board, plus specials that change daily.
WHERE: Francisco de Vittoria 2363, Baires Recoleta
6. THE OLDEST CAFE
WHAT: La Poesia
WHY: This is a lovely traditional cafe. Sit down for a beer and typical ‘picada’s’
WHERE: Chile 502
7. THE ART OF ARTISAN FOOD
WHY: A menu full of good, original and vegetarian food, 100% natural and 100% organic.
WHERE: José Antonio Cabrera 3877
We started with different kinds of home baked bread, served with a pumpkin puré, followed by this Greek salad with grilled vegetables, mushrooms and a hummus-tabbouleh filled wrap.
Desert was ginger ice-cream with caramelized banana, granola and forest fruits served on a crunchy crepe.
8. PURE & VEGAN
WHAT: Almacen Purista
WHY: Lovely spot to sit down for a vegan lunch
WHERE: Juan Ramírez de Velazco 701, Villa Crespo
9. UNDERGROUND DINING
WHAT: Casa Felix
WHY: This is the best vegetarian restaurant we’ve ever eaten. Furthermore, they have a lovely garden where dinner is served in summer
WHERE: Giribone 947, Chacarita
10. HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS
WHAT: Home Hotel
WHY: This beautifully designed boutique hotel is worth a stay over. The breakfast is amazing.
WHERE: Honduras 5860, Carranza
WHAT: El Desnivel
WHY: This is the best place for a Choripan, the typical sandwich of Buenos Aires. A chorizo sausage served on white bread and garnished with chimichurri (a mix of parsley, garlic, chili, oregano, salt and rosemary). Eat your Choripan with a beer and sit down for some tango on the piazza in San Telmo.
WHERE: Calle Defensa
WHY: Cute little vegan restaurant. Drink their Hazelnut Latte!
WHERE: Florida 102
13. BEAUTIFUL TANGO, TAKE ME BY THE HAND
WHAT: La Catedral
WHY: Lovely cathedral where you can dance and learn tango!
WHERE: Sarmiento 4006
WHY: This is another cute and vegan restaurant which is definitely worth a visit
WHERE: Arévalo 1478
15. CASA NASCONDITA
WHAT: Casa Saltshaker
WHY: New Yorker Dan Perlman, an experienced chef and sommelier, serves a five-course meal every Friday and Saturday at his home. The menu is usually loosely themed around an anniversary or event, like we had a mexican inspired menu. Wine can be ordered by the bottle from a short list, but your best bet is to go for the wine-pairing option, where each course is matched with an appropriate wine.
WHERE: you’ll find out after you made the reservation
16. LA HUELLA
WHAT: La Huella
WHY: This is another cute and vegetarian restaurant which is definitely worth a visit. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. Delivery is possible as well.
WHERE: Bulnes 892, Almagro
This year the annual Food Film Festival took place at the Westergasfactory in Amsterdam. Unfortunately we were very unlucky with the weather: it was cold and rainy, BUT this made our PapBar (porridge bar) even more welcome
We served a warm cardamom, pear, hazelnut, dates porridge
cold overnight oats with strawberry, rhubarb and almond
For Amstel House, a very cool hostel in Berlin, we developed a bunch of easypeasy backpacker recipes with a few, always available, ingredients. Here’s a sneak preview, but check http://blog.amstelhouse.de to check the recipes!
Sanne was getting married and therefor her friends organized a bachelor party with a surprise dinner at our place.
Here’s the menu:
Cocktail // Welcome
Port // tonic // lemon
To start with
Buckwheat // eggplant // mango salad
Chicken // ginger // apricots tajine
Spinach // dates // pickeled onions
Honey // soy // elderflower // rice pudding