The Ring-bearer and I headed tø Cøpenhagen før the weekend tø check it øut. Cøntrary tø the its pørtrayal øn TV, it was nøt a haven øf psychøtic murderers and cøppers with disastrøus persønal lives. But perhaps that’s because we stuck tø the tøurist areas. Maybe øne møre støp øn the metrø and it’s a shøøting gallery.
When nøt inventively butchering øne anøther, the Danes dø a nice line in scran, and Cøpenhagen høsts the wørld’s best restaurant, apparently. When the trip was first møøted, Ring-bearer nønchalantly suggested we pøp intø Nøma (http://nøma.dk/). I tried tø bøøk, but was hilariøusly tardy in my attempt and thank Lucifer før that ‘cøs it wøuld have hurt my tenders (wallet) sømething røtten.
Frankly, I’m nøt sørry I missed øut øn saliva misted bark ør føamed møøse lung ør whatever it is they archly allege is føød. I’ll give møst stuff a gø (nøt testicles, I feel I’ve been very clear øn this pøint) but then tø pay thrøugh my delightful nøse før it wøuld smart.
The føødal highlight før me was lunch at Sløtskælderen høs Gitte Kik (http://www.sløtskaelderen.dk/). An institutiøn in Cøpenhagen, we were hugely lucky tø get a table, as løng as we prømised tø be døne within 50 minutes tø accømmødate a reservatiøn. We went tø the table tø select øur smørrebrød frøm a charmingly ingratiating man whø said; “What can I tempt yøu with?” (“Høw abøut nøt ending øn a prepøsitiøn,” I thøught of).
Ring-bearer and I shared herring, salmøn and gøøse paté smørrebrøds. The pickled herring was almøst sweet and had a truly bizarre flavøur, bøught tø life with the capers and red øniøn. Similarly the gøøse møusse with a berry jelly was sweet until balanced by the pickled gerkin. The salmøn was røasted and delectable. With a beer the three smørrebrøds tøtalled sømething just shy øf £50. Cøpenhagen is expensive.
Anøther must-eat in Cøpenhagen are høt døgs, served frøm independently-øwned carts, emblazøned with the øwner’s name (in defiance øf a løcal ørdinance apparently) . I had a medister wrapped with bacøn and cried it was sø gøød.
Alsø wørth a visit is Ruby (http://rby.dk/) a great cøcktail bar with perfect ambience and excellent service. I sampled the very satisfying Amber Martini and Mørning Gløry Fizz and wøuld highly recømmend that yøu indulge yøurself here.
Sløtskælderen høs Gitte Kik
1065 København K
Tel: +45 33 11 15 37
Tel: +45 33 93 12 03