For Uformel restaurant in Copenhagen, life’s too short to pickle elderflowers. Ants, ox marrow and tree bark won’t be on the menu either.
Can oysters ever taste as good in a stylish eatery as they do at a down-home restaurant awash in rough-hewn tables and rustic tiles? Seafood supremo Anders Selmer certainly thought they could when he launched Musling Bistro to complement his hugely popular Kodbyens Fiskebar in a grungier part of Copenhagen. Now Michelin have agreed with him and accorded the restaurant a Bib Gourmand.
Amass is the very essence of today’s trending Copenhagen restaurants, serving up inspired local fare in a stripped-back yet sumptuous space deep within a far-flung neighbourhood changing so fast that by 2018 it will be the hottest place to dine in town.
It may not be in quite the same category as Noma, four times voted World’s Best Restaurant, but Kodbyens Fiskebar proves visitors can find original food in a happening Copenhagen restaurant which doesn’t, like many of those opened by Noma alumnae, cost an arm and a leg.
Maybe it was the summer evening stroll through Copenhagen’s beautiful Frederiksberg Park, or perhaps the proud peacock welcoming me the way peacocks do, all feathers and indignation.