By Chef Christian Puglisi
Sicilian born chef Christian Puglisi is the co-owner of four restaurants in Copenhagen -- Relae, Manfreds, Bæst and Mirabelle. Before opening his own restaurants, Puglisi was a sous chef at Noma and elBulli. Both Relæ and Manfreds have the Danish organic certification, making Relæ the only michelin-starred restaurant with an organic certification in the world.
Chef Christian Puglisi's Restaurants
"Relae, Manfreds, and Bæst & Mirabelle are really four places with different outputs, but with the same core values. Cut-to-the-bones food experiences based on organic raw material."
How is the food at Bæst influenced by your own background? "Bæst is my tribute to Italian traditional and artisanal foods. Not an Italian restaurant, but a restaurant based on those values combined with local ingredients and organic choices."
RELAE - Jægersborggade 41, 2200 København, Denmark | T: +126.96.36.199.09 | www.restaurant-relae.dk
MANFREDS - Jægersborggade 40, 2200 København, Denmark | T: +188.8.131.52.93 | manfreds.dk/en
BAEST - Guldbergsgade 29, 2200 København N, Denmark | +45.35.35.04.63 | baest.dk
MIRABELLE - Guldbergsgade 29, 2200 København N, Denmark | +184.108.40.206.24
What to Eat in Copenhagen
Make sure to try: Smørrebrød, because it is extremely Danish.
Take home: liquorices, they seem to be very rare anywhere else.
Chef Christian Puglisi's Copenhagen Guide
COFFEE | The Coffee Collective
I come here on my way to work. They serve the best coffee around for many years now.
Jægersborggade 10, 2200 Copenhagen N
T: +220.127.116.11.25 | coffeecollective.dk
BREAKFAST | Mirabelle
Try the brunch at Mirabelle. I might be biased, but the breakfast scene in Copenhagen is rarely up to date on the organic values.
Guldbergsgade 29, 2200 Copenhagen N
SHOPPING | Food & Markets
This is the best bet in Copenhagen. The biggest variation and quality produce.
Frederiksborggade 21, 1360 Copenhagen K
Aamanns & Almanak
Both restaurants give a different take on Smørrebrød (open sandwiches).
Told Og Snaps & Schønemanns
For a more traditional approach to Danish cuisine.
I would give La Glace a try. It's old fashioned and overpriced, but it is really a cultural institution and it looks like it has for many many years. It can be fun to try.
Skoubogade 3, 1158 Copenhagen K
T: +18.104.22.168.46 | www.laglace.dk
EVENING WINE & COCKTAILS
Ved Stranden Wine Bar
I come here to enjoy wine.
Ved Stranden 10, 1061 Copenhagen K
T: +22.214.171.124.40 | www.vedstranden10.dk
Come here for a cocktail.
Nybrogade 10, 1203 Copenhagen K
T: +126.96.36.199.03 | rby.dk
This is a great restaurant on the modern side. The classic restaurants are best for lunch since traditional Danish food acts out better in that way.
Refshalevej 153, 1432 Copenhagen
T: +188.8.131.52.30 | www.amassrestaurant.com
The food scene sort of turns off late at night in Copenhagen, but you can still get a cocktail.
Vesterbrogade 72B, 1620 Copenhagen
T: +184.108.40.206.10 | lidkoeb.dk
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