Kadeau – Upscale, Refined New Nordic in Copenhagen

By the time we were sitting down for dinner at Kadeau, I was starting to get tasting menu fatigue. The prior two nights were tasting menu dinners that lasted more than 3 hours, and I didn’t know if I had it in me for another one. But I’m glad that I made the time for Kadeau, a two Michelin Star fine dining restaurant in Copenhagen. I felt like I had seen a lot of new things over the past two days. I had eaten some leathery beets, chocolate chip cookies that were completely vegan and a pigeon covered in a pastry shell. And yet Kadeau still held my interest and introduced me to new things, which really speaks to the skill level at this amazing restaurant.

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Amass – New Nordic Sustainability in Copenhagen, Denmark

When people think of New Nordic cuisine, they instantly think of Noma. Noma is without a doubt the most famous name behind this movement, and many chefs who have passed through its kitchen have moved on to run restaurants of their own. Amass is one of those restaurants run by a Noma alum, a chef named Matt Orlando who spent time as sous chef and head chef at Noma. More so than other New Nordic restaurants, however, Amass differentiates itself by focusing on sustainability and food waste. Day old bread and wheat from a brewery all have a place alongside tomatoes and fish on the Amass tasting menu. You can read more about its impressive commitment to sustainability on its website here.

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