A visit to noma has been a dream for a long time. Securing a table was a months in advance kind of endeavour. The meal itself took pretty much all day. Seriously, we were there for HOURS.
It was also the best meal of my entire life. The hype was totally lived up to, and exceeded. Words and pictures both fail to capture how magic this experience was. The live prawn I would perhaps pass on next time, but was quite pleased with myself for eating *pats self on back*
Some morsels below, for more complete pictures check foodspotting.
Below in order:
– edible flower arrangement with deep fried reindeer moss dusted with porcini powder
– slow roast carrots with sorrel emulsion
– dessert of red oxalis, milk, Norwegian cheese
– caramel “bone marrow”
The Tycho Brahe Planetarium is mainly designed for children, but is worth a visit if – like me – you’re a Tycho fan (and it’s free, always a bonus). The building sits on a gorgeous lake in the centre of Copenhagen. It also shows 3D films, will definitely catch one of these next time.
Isn’t that an awesome looking building? For those who are interested, there is a pretty awesome if rather small shop in here.
The ceiling inside is pretty special too. Tycho with his brass nose and drunken moose would no doubt approve.
The food in Denmark is pretty universally amazing. I didn’t think however that one of the best things I would eat there would be a pizza.
Behold the lovely and charming Mother which is just a 5 minute walk from Copenhagen central station. It’s in a sweet area so definitely scope for a pre or post dinner beverage.
Behold this lovely pizza bianca. Buffalo mozzarella, perfect salty anchovies, and a crust with just enough chewiness to bring it all together. Heaven.
Christiania is in Copenhagen, but technically is not. The land on which the town sits is a former military area that was squatted in the 1970s. It exists as an autonomous region, meaning that the laws of the surrounding area do not as a whole apply to it.
The major upswing of this has been the free and open sale of drugs – generally soft, but harder are also available. Many tourists to Copenhagen visit Christiania for this. Personally I found that side of the town very grotty and unappealing – signs I’m getting old perhaps.
What fascinated me was the real community/commune feel of much of the housing. The real sense of a community pulling together to live a life on the fringes. There were also nice places to eat, this is Denmark after all!
As an autonomous region, Christiania also has their own postal service. The red with the three circles is the flag of the town.
Last year’s Roskilde Festival was a case study in European Festivals. Spectacularly well organised, great line up, not that expensive and remarkably free of drunken louts. Transport is super easy – just a train from Copenhagen central station through the country side, and there you are.
Next time we will wear costumes. Was glad to have a hotel in town, despite the need to take trains home, like all festivals the camping was a bit manky after a few days.
The food was also incredible. There was even a very impressive iPhone app for the food stalls called APPetizer.
This flexitarian was swayed into trying the Stegt flæsk sandwhich. It translates as something like fried bacon, but is kind of pork bellyish, served with cabbage, mayonnaise and all things good. Mr K was almost moved to tears by how good this sandwich was. Worth the price of admission alone.
Of course there was also music. There were some pretty impressive headliners, including Bruce Springsteen and the Herbalizer DJs and Bjork, but my favourite act was First Aid Kit. They had just the right amount of rock and cheer for a gorgeous festival like this.