I was honoured to be invited for a weekend in Copenhagen with VisitDenmark. This city has been high on my travel wish-list for years, and it did not disappoint. There's a Danish word 'hygge' that encompasses the feeling of good company, cosiness and contentedness. Our whole trip was full of hygge, no part more so than our dinner at Höst, an incredible New Nordic restaurant. The dishes were seasonal and innovative; and the decor was so incredible that we actually returned the next day just to photograph it in natural light!
I definitely wanted to take every single piece of tableware (by New Norm) home with me.
Incredible melt-in-your-mouth beetroot meringue with salted and smoked yoghurt.
Bone with tartare from eye of rump with oyster-creme and cucumber.
These airy soufflés were so dreamy, while the homemade bread was divine.
This impressive dish came out ablaze! Norwegian lobster and a chicken foot with juniper and lemon; served with a broth of pumpkin, liquorice, roasted hazelnuts, fresh sea-salad and lobster cream.
Seared duck hearts with white cabbage, cess, capers and cep mushrooms. The hearty stock was made from roasted yeast and mushrooms.
Beef tenderloin with horseradish, beetroot, salted black currant and a sauce with terragon and smoked marrow.
Junket mousse with chamomile and sea-buckthorn.
Birchbark ice cream with quince, herbs, chocolate, chervil and crispy malt.
This petit four was so adorable – we had to dig through the soil (crumbled nuts) to find the buried chocolate truffle.
I cannot recommend Restaurant Höst highly enough to anyone visiting Copenhagen, and will definitely go again next time I'm in the city! Disclaimer – I was invited as part of a press trip, but all views are my own.