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Nordic Fare at Geranium

From Our Restaurant Archives:

Geranium was very different than what we expected and what we have experienced in the past. Located in Copenhagen, Denmark,  Geranium showcases its short growing seasons and food staples in a way that had us rethinking our opinions on Nordic fare. Most notably, the Danish focus more on vegetables than Spanish and American chefs. It was a refreshing splurge, one that allowed us to enjoy every course without over-indulging.

Geranium has 21 courses on their lunch menu. Some were 1-2 bite wonders or to clean the palate for the next course. Some electrified our taste buds, and we would have been happy with just that course. We even met a restaurant critic who recommended Relae to us along with many other restaurants across Europe. Here are a few dishes that exemplified Geranium’s perfection in structure, texture, taste and presentation:

 

Dried Apple with Flowers Ravioli at Geranium- Copenhagen, Denmark

Dried Apple with Flowers Ravioli

Razor Clams and white wine at Geranium- Copenhagen, Denmark

Seaweed and Razor Clam in an edible shell of rice paper colored with squid ink.

In the kitchen with the chefs at Geranium- Copenhagen, Denmark

Kitchen with the chefs. They served us one of the courses here in the kitchen; cep soup, truffle & egg yolk, and were kind enough to interrupt their routine to take a picture with us!

Dill green jelly covered scallops at Geranium- Copenhagen, Denmark

“Dillstone” (Dill green jelly covered scallops) with Cucumber Granita and Horseradish- Refreshingly sweet with  a bit of sour from the horseradish.

Hake in a buttermilk herb sauce at Geranium- Copenhagen, Denmark

Hake in a buttermilk herb sauce.

Hand-size oyster at Geranium- Copenhagen, Denmark

Largest oyster we’ve even seen! That’s Tom’s hand for size comparison.

Brill fish dish at Geranium- Copenhagen, Denmark

Brill with seasonal touches.

 

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Lamb. This was cut and served at table side by one of the chefs and served with juniper berries and herbs.

Pear in various forms at Geranium- Copenhagen, Denmark

Pear in various forms.

The Naked Tree- dark beer, prunes and beech wood infused cream at Geranium- Copenhagen, Denmark

The Naked Tree- dark beer, prunes and beech wood infused cream. Very Nordic!

Lunch and dinner are the same menus, but I really enjoyed the natural light at lunchtime and the views over the park. Geranium is a definite must on any Foodie’s List.

Geranium

Per Henrik Lings Allé 4, 8.
DK-2100 Copenhagen Ø
Phone +45 6996 0020

Website

 

**June 19th, 2018 the full list of the World’s 100 Best Restaurants was revealed. This week I will feature  a few of the restaurants we have dined at in the past. Most of our travels are determined by this list every year. These restaurants change their menus 2-4 times per year, so what you see may not reflect the menu of today. Enjoy the technique and creativity of the chef.**

UPDATE

Geranium was listed at No. 19 in 2018 and is now the 5th best restaurant in the world for 2019.


 

 

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