Photograph courtesy of Copenhagen Media Center

Photograph courtesy of Copenhagen Media Center

By Chef Christian Puglisi

Photo credit: Per-Anders Jørgensen.

Photo credit: Per-Anders Jørgensen.

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

Photo credit: Per-Anders Jørgensen

Photo credit: Per-Anders Jørgensen

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"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: +45.36.96.66.09 | www.restaurant-relae.dk
MANFREDS - Jægersborggade 40, 2200 København, Denmark | T: +45.36.96.65.93 | manfreds.dk/en
BAEST - Guldbergsgade 29, 2200 København N, Denmark | +45.35.35.04.63 | baest.dk
MIRABELLE - Guldbergsgade 29, 2200 København N, Denmark | +45.35.35.47.24  


What to Eat in Copenhagen

Smørrebrød | Photo courtesy of Copenhagen Media Center

Smørrebrød | Photo courtesy of Copenhagen Media Center

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

Photograph courtesy of The Coffee Collective

Photograph courtesy of The Coffee Collective

MORNING 

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: +45.60.15.15.25 | 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
T: +45.35.35.47.24
 


SHOPPING | Food & Markets

Photograph courtesy of Torvehallerne

Photograph courtesy of Torvehallerne

Torvehallerne

This is the best bet in Copenhagen. The biggest variation and quality produce.

Frederiksborggade 21, 1360 Copenhagen K
torvehallernekbh.dk


LUNCH

Photograph courtesy of Aamanns

Photograph courtesy of Aamanns

Aamanns & Almanak

Both restaurants give a different take on Smørrebrød (open sandwiches).

Aamanns | Øster Farimagsgade 10, 2100 Copenhagen Ø
T: +45.35.55.33.44 | 
www.aamanns.dk
Almanak | Havnegade 44, 1058 Copenhagen
T: +45.72.14.88.08 | thestandardcph.dk/en/almanak

Told Og Snaps & Schønemanns

For a more traditional approach to Danish cuisine.

Told og Snaps |  Toldbodgade 2, 1253 Copenhagen K
T: +4.33.93.83.85 | toldogsnaps.dk
Schønemanns | Hauser Pl. 16, 1127
Copenhagen K
T: +45.33.12.07.85 | 
www.restaurantschonnemann.dk


AFTERNOON SWEETS

Photograph courtesy of La Glace

Photograph courtesy of La Glace

La Glace

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: +45.33.14.46.46 | www.laglace.dk


EVENING WINE & COCKTAILS

Ved Stranden Wine Bar

I come here to enjoy wine.

Ved Stranden 10, 1061 Copenhagen K
T: +45.35.42.40.40 | www.vedstranden10.dk

Photograph courtesy of Ruby

Photograph courtesy of Ruby

Ruby

Come here for a cocktail.

Nybrogade 10, 1203 Copenhagen K
T: +45.33.93.12.03 | rby.dk


DINNER

Photograph courtesy of Amass

Photograph courtesy of Amass

Amass Restaurant

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: +45.43.58.43.30 | www.amassrestaurant.com

 

 

 

 


LATE NIGHT

Photograph courtesy of Lidkoeb

Photograph courtesy of Lidkoeb

Lidkoeb

The food scene sort of turns off late at night in Copenhagen, but you can still get a cocktail.

Vesterbrogade 72B, 1620 Copenhagen
T: +45.33.11.20.10 | 
lidkoeb.dk


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