'Gammel Dansk'. We have a liquor here in DK that is a bitters made of 29 herbs, it's like our Jägermeister. They made a custard with it, and it had a dill sauce. This one came in as my least favorite dish of the night.
This one was called 'Pear Tree!', I like that they put an exclamation mark on it, that is so un-Danish. I wasn't so crazy about the stuff on the right - though it looks like a cake, it was actually a cold airy foam that tasted like pine. The pear had been barbecued, and was really good.
Two winners! I was suspicious about the first one. 'Brown cheese & sloe berries'. Boy, was I wrong! The pastry chef took a Norwegian brown cheese that is usually quite funky, and made these discs. There are also discs of shortbread, and discs of berries. Cold little morsels that dissolved on the tongue. Outstanding.
(Above right) 'Potatoes & plum.' What? Yes. Potatoes. Pureed and piped out with plum and a cream made from the pits. I cannot begin to tell you how lovely this is on the tongue.
We thought that was it, but no! A couple of more surprises. First, a little wrapped package of bone-marrow caramels. Yes, it does taste exactly like you imagine.
Next to last, bite-sized 'flødebøller'. These are traditional Danish treats, a little wafer with cream dunked in chocolate. Yes, it was the best one I've eaten. And for the grand denouement, chocolate-covered potato chips with fennel and another herb. I can't remember, I was crossed-eyed at this point.
I took sips of most of the wines. They were all fantastic, but I would like to give a special shout-out to a 2009 Rosé d'un jour, La Ferme de la Sansonniere (Mark Angeli) from Anjou-Loire. Dessert wine of the highest caliber. Fucking unbelievable.
If I still have your attention, I need to tell you a bit about the treatment. The staff was simutaneously professional yet so warm. I got to linger in the kitchen, looking over the chef's shoulder, and since he knew of our place, he let me carry some of our dishes to the table, which amused me beyond measure. We also got a tour afterwards of the facilities. The manager, the kitchen staff, all the people who served us, (especially our main waiter, Roman) were above & beyond any service experience I have had. It might go without saying......
If you love food, come to this place. You will never forget it.