I love to travel around the French countryside, drinking wine and eating at the local brasserie on the main town square. Whenever I am at L’Education Nationale I get kind of the same feeling: The décor is French, the waiters are French, a lot of the guests are French as well. The world kind of slows down and you can relax and focus on your meal when you step into L’Educ.
The food is classic French countryside cooking; parts hearty stews and braised dishes and parts ‘upscale’ French dishes like Foie Gras and roast pigeon. Lunch is comprised of sandwiches, croques (monsieur +madame) and of course my favorite the Moules-Frites: mussels steamed in white wine with fries and mayo.
If you are a shellfish person they usually have Plateau de Fruits de Mer as a special on Saturdays. A big plate with crushed ice filled with prawns, oysters, crab legs, langoustine, scallops and perhaps a little lobster. It is a great deal and one of the only places in Copenhagen that serves a traditional French seafood platter.
To wash down the meal you can choose between a variety of French and Belgian beers and of course a lot of French wine. Perrier and Orangina is available for non-alcohol drinkers but you’re out of luck if you want coke. They only serve French soda.