A while ago I was invited for a lunch date in a restaurant I hadn’t even heard of. After a bit of research I found out it was one of the gorgeous restaurants of Claus Meyer -the man behind world famous restaurant Noma. Something Danish but modernized. With these clues I set off to new experiences.
Parking my bike outside the place already had me intrigued, the surroundings of the restaurant and the building (old toll building) are themselves worthy of seeing, with a beautiful harbor view. And the eye candy doesn’t stop there, the restaurant’s interior is gorgeous, Nordic and serene, offering a peaceful dining experience.
And the food, what to expect? When in Denmark, everyone urges you to eat some smørrebrød. So why not do it in style? Almanak’s kitchen serves Danish kitchen classics with a modern twist, and with great success! Now, a couple of visits behind me, I have found my favorite smørrebrød (One with smoked salmon and horseradish) and fell in love with one of their white wines. And do not run away without enjoying a dessert, in case you’re not really up for the sweet, try their cheese plate, a short introduction to Danish cheeses that guarantees you’ll leave the place with a smile on your face!
I highly recommend taking the time for a proper, long lunch Danish style – surprising your special someone with a delicious trip to Almanak. I guarantee they’ll be sold .