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Geranium, Copenhagen – Only 1 star?


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#1 FDE

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 03:51 PM

After reading so much last year about Chef Rasmus Kofoed's challenging journey to achieve Gold in Bocuse d'Or, we finally visited his new location, at the home ground of the Danish national football team! I was so impressed by this meal and since there wasn’t much written about Geranium, I had to start this topic!

Rasmus stunned all of us with an elaborate series of ten amuse bouches at the lounge followed by eight courses in the dining room. Below are just some highlights:

Carrot & Sea-buckthorn

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"razor clams" with edible shell

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Jerusalem artichoke tree & Walnut oil

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Burnt potato & sheep's milk butter

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The second course of the menu was a plate of Stones and the manager advised us to eat only the green ones of course! The stone was a cube of salmon coated in dill jello, served with salmon roe and dill sauce. Moist and tasty centre with a nice spark from the salmon roe!

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I initially thought the mackerel was smoked but it was actually just lightly salted. It was the paper thin layer of ash sandwiched between the mackerel giving out an intense smokiness.

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Served on a trendy metal plate was Langoustine & Hay aroma. Brilliant texture, nice charcoalness, and just a few tiny pieces of wild herbs on top, that was all it needed.

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A tea pot of lamb stock and herb with garlic and thyme. Each drop was packed with flavours.

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Then our server invited us into the kitchen to sit behind his Bocuse d'Or trophies! While being entertained by the close-up actions in the kitchen, they served us one of Rasmus' signature courses - Chervil & White chocolate.

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Carrot leaf and Green egg

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Rasmus flawlessly delivered an inspiring meal using regional ingredients with such a high quality beyond my expectation. There is no doubt that this restaurant deserves to be in a different league. If Michelin can give out 2-star to a pub in England that serves average decent food, then this meal we had is probably about... 10 stars?!
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#2 Mark Donnelly

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 11:51 PM

Fab. But I would probably come away hungry and stop off for fish & chips on my way home.

#3 FDE

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 02:36 AM

Mark, as I mentioned, above was an extract, the whole meal consisted of 10 amuse bouches at the lounge followed by 8 courses in the dining room. I would be very surprised if you can finish a full plate of fish & chips after the 18 portions of food with bread:)

You can check out the full meal here if you want:
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#4 Mark Donnelly

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 12:23 PM

Okay - maybe just one piece of fish. Is this restaurant really in the belly of a football stadium?

#5 FDE

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 12:52 PM

Ya, I could probably have a piece of fish, but not the chips:). It is part of the stadium through the back entrance on the 8th floor... I think it is the administration office area of the stadium?! The window from the kitchen does have a view of the football field (or the stage as they often host concerts).

Edited by FDE, 03 October 2012 - 12:53 PM.

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#6 Mette

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 11:29 AM

Now with 2 stars. Hubby and I going in May. Excited!

#7 FDE

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 01:18 PM

Excellent, 2-star now. Very glad! Hope you will enjoy the meal!


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