Back from an epic three day gourmet raid in Barcelona – Spain’s second city, self-confident capital of Catalunya, the movable feast continues with a dear Nordic classic, offering “the world’s most coveted dinner tickets” to pleasure aficionados, flying in from around the globe.
Copenhagen is worldwide-known for its top gastronomy with places such as Noma, home of René Redzepi and the cradle of New Nordic Cuisine – Bocuse d’Or Legend Rasmus Kofoed’s Geranium, and AOC – domaine of critics’ darling Søren Selin.
To us these three restaurants represent the most innovative, delicious and diverse top cuisines of the oldest Kingdom in the World, and therefore also the three pivotal points of Dining Impossible 4 – Copenhagen.
3 days – 3 top restaurants – 1 great dinner party.
Thursday, August 15th – Friday, August 16th – Saturday, August 17th.
16 notabilities only.
Thursday, August 15th.
Chapter 1 – The Critics’ Darling
Featuring Nordic Star Chéf Søren Selin (previously Le Relais Louis XIII and Jules Verne) – 4 times nominee for “The Danish Dish of Year” who seeks to emphasise what is wonderful from the local nature as well as stimulating as many of our senses as possible: Taste, vision, color, and smell are at the centre of the dining experience.
His gastronomic philosophy is positioned from a modern style, using fresh Nordic produce sourced from both the earth and sea – a concept of pure savor. A local cuisine that’s rooted in Danish ingredients and seasons, and a natural cuisine where the raw materials are the stars.
Along with Sommelier Restaurateur Christian Aarø Mortensen (both Danish and Nordic Sommelier Champion) we’ll experience delicious Champagne, a 20+ gourmet servings with a 10 glass connaisseur wine menu, mineral water, gourmet coffee/tea, delicious petit fours and avecs in the vaulted 17th century cellar in the heart of Copenhagen.
Included a private guided tour of the open kitchen of AOC by Søren Selin.
“One of the absolute best restaurant experiences among the 400 I’ve had in Denmark.”
– Ole Troelsø, Børsen (Danish Financial Times).
Friday, August 16th.
Chapter 2 – The Champion
First he won bronze. Then silver. And finally, in 2011, he received the golden statue, the proof that he was the winner of Bocuse d’Or and thereby the title “the world’s best chef”. In March 2013, Rasmus Kofoed received his second Michelin star within only two years at Restaurant Geranium in the corner of Copenhagen’s national stadium.
Geranium is a 1st. class Nordic luxury restaurant practicing minimalistic cooking. What sets it apart from many others, is the tremendous skill of Rasmus Kofoed. The restaurant has quickly grown a reputation for its inventive and highly intuitive culinary approach through its aim to explore the area of tension between the urbane and the natural with dishes of amazing delicacy.
This evening we’ll experience the cuisine of a Champion – offering Champagne, 20+ servings de luxe, an exclusive wine menu, mineral water, gourmet coffee/tea, delicious petit fours and avecs in a luxurious Chambre Séparée on the top floor of Denmark’s National Stadium, with a view over parts of Copenhagen and Sweden.
Included a private guided tour through the open kitchen of Geranium.
“It’s hard to see that they can do better – but surely they’ll find a way. We’ll see – so far we are satisfied with perfection!”
- Jesper Uhrup Jensen, Editor-in-Chief, Gastro.
Saturday, August 17th.
Chapter 3 – The Guru (Finalé)
Voted The World’s Best Restaurant three years in a row – currently ranked 2nd.
Noma’s innovative, inventive and – of course – ground-breaking approach to cooking has created a maelstrom in the culinary world. The restaurant, for example, has taken the tired old concept of the amuse bouche and turned it into a dazzling array of one-bite starters that are alone worth the air fare to Denmark.
Through the use of innovative cooking methods, René Redzepi’s former warehouse on the dockside has changed diners’ perceptions of Nordic cuisine. It is a restaurant of extraordinary pedigree, where passion and honesty is reflected in every mouthful in a way you feel glad to be alive.
Last year more than a million people wanted a seat at Noma. Around 20000 succeeded.
This evening featuring the world renown staff of Noma at this international highest acclaimed restaurant – offering Champagne, 20+ new nordic servings de luxe, a connaisseur wine menu, mineral water, gourmet coffee/tea, delicious petit fours and avecs in a Nordic decorated private dining room with a full view of the Copenhagen Harbour.
Furthermore, as a cherry on the top, a private guided tour of the 1. floor kitchen and “battle station” of Noma – situated just next to the private dining room.
“Noma changed my life”.
- The Food Snob
As always the guest list remains a secret to the public and will only be shared in details among the participants. Menu and wines will be served découverte, meaning presented and discovered on the night of the dinner parties as a part of a full-blown Nordic storytelling. Written menus and wine selections are presented after the dinners.
Every night the opportunity of a cosy after party is offered at different exclusive spots.
Should favourable hotel deals be needed in Copenhagen, we’re more than happy to help.
Price per cover is € 1500,00. Please contact Kristian Brask Thomsen at e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Hungry for more? Read what FORBES previously wrote on The Dinner Party.