Copenhagen sizzles in February 2014 when the popular food festival, Copenhagen Cooking, takes the Danish capital. This year Northern Europe’s biggest food festival has chosen the theme “Taste of Emotions” and aims to put everything from desire and jealousy to joy and happiness into a gastronomical context…
Creativity, art and food
Among the many innovative ventures are the two creative chefs-slash-food designers from “I’m A Kombo”, who join forces with FOKUS Video Art Festival and Nikolaj Art Gallery to fuse video art and interactive culinary adventures on 8 and 15 February.
Theatre and food will melt equally seamlessly as Republique Theatre shows H.C. Andersen’s famous play, “The Snow Queen”, with the experienced food storyteller, Mette Martinussen, and Swedish performance artist, Charlotte Engelkes. Together they have created an interactive 12-course food and theatre experience throughout February. (English-speakers will appreciate the English renditions of the show on 18 and 19 February).
The internationally renowned museum of modern art, Louisiana, offers a special arctic night, as their major winter exhibition, Arctic, ends on 2 February. The night before, the museum will be open after-hours and spoil guests with an Arctic and Nordic inspired meal with shellfish, wine and choice beers, and, not least, their much-adored panoramic view of the strait of Øresund.
The best ingredients of the Nordic winter
Should you prefer a more prosaic take on Nordic gastronomy some of the city’s most acknowledged restaurants interpret the best ingredients the season and the area have to offer.
Bib Gourmand-awarded Restaurant Frederiks Have, literally Frederik’s garden, has selected the best the food from the gardens and the sea surrounding Denmark and prepared a menu with care and respect, themed “The Garden & the Sea”.
Cosy Restaurant Kronborg offers their take on the only truly Danish contribution to world gastronomy with “seasonal smørrebrød with a twist”, and choice beers from local artisan brewery, Nørrebro Bryghus.
Whereas Restaurationen promises their guests a pure unadulterated, intense taste experience achieved by combining produce quality and low tech handicraft skills developed over years of practice, as they present their “Modern Danish Cuisine”.
Photo by Wonderful Copenhagen