When in Copenhagen…
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
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 CHECK: www.magdalenasparty.com 3. BEST HELADO OF BA WHAT: Arkakaò WHY: They have the best pistachio and dulce de leche ice cream in town. WHERE: Quintana 188 and Santa Fe 1257, Recoleta CHECK: www.arkakao.com.ar 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 CHECK: www.bsasverde.com The menu 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 WHAT: Florencio 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 CHECK: www.facebook.com/pages/Florencio-Bistro-Patisserie 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 CHECK: www.cafelapoesia.com.ar 7. THE ART OF ARTISAN FOOD WHAT: Artemisia WHY: A menu full of good, original and vegetarian food, 100% natural and 100% organic. WHERE: José Antonio Cabrera 3877 CHECK: www.artemisiaresto.com.ar The menu 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 CHECK: www.almacenpurista.com 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 CHECK: www.colectivofelix.com/casa-felix 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 CHECK: www.homebuenosaires.com 11. CHORIPAN 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 12. PICNIC WHAT: Picnic WHY: Cute little vegan restaurant. Drink their Hazelnut Latte! WHERE: Florida 102 CHECK: www.facebook.com/picnicbuenosaires 13. BEAUTIFUL TANGO, TAKE ME BY THE HAND Hindi Zahra – Beautiful Tango – Remastered WHAT: La Catedral WHY: Lovely cathedral where you can dance and learn tango! WHERE: Sarmiento 4006 CHECK: www.lacatedralclub.com 14. AREVALITO WHAT: Arevalito WHY: This is another cute and vegan restaurant which is definitely worth a visit WHERE: Arévalo 1478 CHECK: www.facebook.com/pages/Arevalito 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 CHECK: www.casasaltshaker.com 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 CHECK: www.lahuelladelarte.com.ar Check http://www.pinterest.com/cousinelikes/foodguide-buenos-aires/ for our Buenos Aires food guide with map
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!
Polonceaukade 9, Amsterdam
First photo: shakshuka, a dish of eggs poached in a sauce of tomatoes, peppers and onions
Second photo: Bread and butter pudding with caramelised pineapple, yoghurt, nectarine and apricots
Third photo: Spicy walnut köfte in lettuce, with pomegranate, yoghurtsaus, pistachio and parsley
Born05 opened their new office in Utrecht with a real party. Guest Republic shaked delicious cocktails and we served finger food with it. Here’s what we cooked:
Pistachio coated goat’s cheese lollipops with grapes
Green gazpacho with lemon yoghurt and walnuts
Burgers with avocadomayonaise, bacon, pickled beetroots and tomato
Fritatta made of sweet potato, goat’s cheese and spinach
Dates filled with gambas, wrapped in jamon de Serrano and with currymayonaise
We ate these dates as an appetizer in Menorca and liked it so much that we took the recipe home. Have a look at our Mallorca/Menorca travel guide to see where we tried them.