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Copenhagen Report: Amass, Radio, BROR (and more)

updose | Sep 13, 201501:34 PM     1

Hi new user here. I was only able to stay in Copenhagen for two days so I tried to maximize exposure to New Nordic cuisine. Despite my best efforts I didn't get a seat at Noma, which I admit is how I heard about Amass.

Amass - lunch, extended menu - a wonderful tasting menu that shows off what New Nordic cuisine is all about. I did find the fermented flavors to detract from the taste in the two seafood courses, but the vegetarian courses (which were most) were stunning. Favorites: tomatoes in tomato water, semi-dehydrated beets, cream with caramelized goat milk and dried carrots. I wrote a more in depth account here:
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Radio - dinner, 5 courses - the most satisfying meal of the trip. Highly recommended. While Amass provides food for thought, Radio is just perfectly executing cooking with fresh Nordic ingredients. Had the best cod possibly in my life, and the dessert course was a brilliant display of culinary genius.
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BROR - big BROR menu with all the snacks - pretty disappointed here. The service is severely understaffed (only 3 waiters, plates left unattended, bread not refilled, etc.). Except for a wonderful hake, the rest of the courses were "good" but not worthy of the price point. I don't recommend getting the extras.
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Went to Aamanns for smorrebrod for lunch. The menu was a little confusing: the entire left side is all smorrebrod, just with many different options for toppings. The herring was quite good, the tartare a little bland. I wish I had gotten the 4 canapes tasting, but I wasn't sure if canapes were the same as smorrebrod. Also I feel like I could have eaten twice as much if not for the price.

Andersen Bakery is really good: thebirkes is one of those unimpressive looking things that tastes great when made by experts (plus I love marzipan). I also went to Laura's Bakery in Torvehallerne. Perhaps because it's a stall but the selection was much smaller.

I also drank a lot of espresso. Most of it isn't good (Coffee First, Copenhagen Coffee Lab) compared to the US. For third wave espresso, only The Coffee Collective is up to par. Risteriet makes a good dark roast espresso that's more traditional European.

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