Food and drink

Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen

During our short visit to Copenhagen last month I paid a visit (two actually) to the bar of one of my favourite craft beer breweries – Mikkeller. Often experimental, always interesting, I’ve had a few bottles from of Mikkeller from my local booze supplier and hugely enjoyed their I Hardcore You collaboration with Brewdog.

Their bar in Vesterbro, Copenhagen being conveniently close to our hotel (a happy accident I promise) we were able to quickly stop past on the way back from a day spent wandering round the city, when the bar was absolutely heaving with hop aficionados, and then return the next day for a more relaxed couple of drinks while sat outside in the warm Danish sun. Continue reading “Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen”

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Snapshots, Thoughts

A few days in Copenhagen

While the country (and Europe) were busy having a political fit and lurching to the polling station for a collective game of “who can elect the most racists to Europe?” we headed off to Copenhagen for a few days of rest and relaxation.

Now I realise that a bit of sunshine can hide a multitude of ills but Copenhagen is amazing. Just an utterly brilliant city. Beautiful buildings and parks full of friendly, welcoming residents who are more than happy to speak excellent English and not put up with visitor’s terrible Danish (didn’t help that despite being assured I could, I wasn’t able to roam onto 3 Denmark’s network so was without phone signal and unable to refer to the Danish phrases site I’d bookmarked on my phone). We spent a great 4 days walking through the city centre, enjoying wonderful food from Smørrebrød, a Danish open sandwich typically served with herring or other local fish, contemporary Italian food from the restaurant under our apartment, sushi, all the way to high-end Danish cuisine from Radio – a restaurant opened by some Noma alumni. Oh and a few Danish pastries as well! Continue reading “A few days in Copenhagen”