Category Archives: Restaurant Reviews

From hotdogs to Michelin, street food to fine dining – restaurant reviews from around the world.

Pairing Champagne and Food: Charles Heidsieck Winemaker’s Dinner at Restaurant Niels

Beef tartare at Restaurant Niels

SPONSORED CONTENT NOTE: I attended the winemaker’s dinner described in this post as a guest of Interbrands Denmark. View, opinions and strange metaphors are entirely my own! Champagne is a breathtaking creation. No other drink in the world evokes quite the same feelings of luxury, splendor, hedonism, sex, beauty and sin in quite the same […]

Bror Ditlev: The Fine Dining Revolution Kolding Has Been Waiting For

Black Truffle

“Smell that? That’s turbot! The smell of cod cooking is much more like that of a fish being fucked in the ass by a pig!” the rather perplexing culinary metaphor was delivered over a glass of beer by the strangely charismatic local food wizard Rasmus Vemmelund. Black truffles… Kolding’s new fine dining establishment is off […]

Review: Michelin-starred Restaurant Substans Revisited (Better Than Noma?)

“That blue dress you helped me pick for my mother in law’s birthday? Too fancy?” The frenzied text came from friend and trusted proof reader Tina a half hour before departure. She was rightfully nervous. The evening was to be her first star. Her first Michelin star, that is, and she had not had much […]

Quick Picks: Restaurang Kvarnen – Stockholm’s Best Swedish Meatballs?

Swedish meatballs at Restaurang Kvarnen

It’s a near-perfect picturesque scene: I’m strolling from the Central Station, past the Royal Palace and through the ancient streets of Stockholm’s Gamla Stan (Old City) in search of one of the world’s most iconic dishes. My goal is the old working-class neighborhood of Södermalm. It is here, The Hotdog Judge promised me, I would […]

John’s Hotdog Deli: An Audience with The Hotdog King of Copenhagen

Behemoth-hotdog-Johns-hotdog-deli

The culinary scene of Copenhagen is changing nearly as fast as old condemned buildings make way for new high-rises or shopping malls. Luckily, though, in an ocean of change, there are still islands of relative stand-still. Places where time does pass, but things still seem familiar. Want a bite of the real Copenhagen? It’s easier […]