Jul 30, '13

Trine’s Copenhagen

Author of Verygoodfood.dk Trine Lai
Author of Verygoodfood.dk Trine Lai

Nobody knows Copenhagen restaurants as well as my dear friend and blogger extraordinaire Trine Lai. She was one of the first bloggers in the world to report on Noma, where she’s been for 26 times. Her excellent and comprehensive Copenhagen restaurants recommendations list can be found here.

Restaurants you could eat every day?
BROR for their unpretentious, delicious and creative dishes, Manfreds & Vin is simple but delicious food with such variety that I could easily eat there on a daily basis, Chai Wong is lovely Asian/Thai and my favourite dish is pork with holy basil (spicy), Bar’Vin for bistro food with a Danish touch, finally Søllerød Kro it is one of the restaurants in Copenhagen that I have been to most times 😉

Scenic evening panorama of Nyhavn in Copenhagen, Denmark
Scenic evening panorama of Nyhavn in Copenhagen, Denmark
© Scanrail – Fotolia.com

Restaurant worth a special trip?
Noma is, of course, worth a special trip and I have a feeling that Matt Orlando’s new place Amass will be that too. (Opened on 17 July, and I haven’t been yet;)

What do you cook at home?
On weekdays I cook simple food of high quality and that is easy to cook like a nice grilled ribeye steak from the butcher Slagteren Ved Kultorvet served with new Danish potatoes (very thin skin) and blanched new peas, or a pasta dish with homemade basil pesto.

Favourite drink?
I’m not a big fan of cocktails but I LOVE gin&tonic and Campari soda.

Favourite summer destination?
Not very original but the Côte d’Azur in France and the Ligurian cost in Italy are such beautiful places and the climate there is perfect for summer. But summer in Denmark when the weather is fine is just as nice because of the bright evenings and vicinity of the sea.

Favourite winter destination?
Good question! I don’t have a favourite as such but Rome and Barcelona are always nice 😉

You are addicted to…
Relaxing at my weekend cottage by the fjord outside Copenhagen, Burgundy wines and… liquorice!

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