Dinner time. Copenhagen
Although Copenhagen is a lively place, especially downtown and in the summer, on weekend nights it literally lights up with life, and that’s the best time to dive head first into gastronomic delights and just like the locals do.
Fleisch with the historic white tiles, furnishings almost identical to the original and some new furniture thrown in the mix have really brought a true air of Meatpacking District, from the interior to the meat dishes (don’t panic, there are vegetarian options as well). One of the three spots in the city where you can get biodynamically bred pork, and then of course aged beef and dishes made according to the “nose to tail” philosophy. Try the local drinks, homemade sausages and smørrebrød (the same finest ever you’d find at Hallernes Smørrebrød, as the owner of these two places is the same). Here pleasure starts the moment you step into Fleisch – do try one of their special cocktails, made with lard-infused gin or bacon bourbon – and continues with smørrebrød for starters and a main to follow. Which one? Give them all a try, because everything here is utterly delicious. Really, everything.
Slagterboderne 7. Copenhagen
Homemade burrata and mozzarella made of non-pasteurised milk from Jersey cows, cellar-cured meats, salads, a wine list where every single wine is worth a story, and the pizzas, ah, the pizzas. Cooked in a wood-fired oven, there’s only about 10 kinds available, but – mamma mia! – they’re so gorgeous! From Margherita to pizza with smoked mozzarella, pork sausage and ricotta (needless to say, homemade as well). Here everything is made on the spot, here everyone queues to eat, here you’ll find a true paradise of pizza and Italian food (ah, the polenta and porchetta they serve as part of their tasting menu, so simple yet so unique in their flavours). And then, of course, there’s the dessert of the day. If it happens to be tiramisu, it will be made of homemade mascarpone. In a word – go! Don’t miss it! Nothing short of a must!
Guldbergsgade 29. Copenhagen
Text and pictures: Signe Meirane
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