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Overlooking Rosenborg castle, and housed in Copenhagen’s oldest catering building, Restaurant Geranium utilizes fresh Danish ingredients to offer a fantastic gourmet experience.
Spearheaded by the Bocuse d’Or silver medal winning Chef Rasmus Kofoed, and the former Danish Chef of the Year (2004) Søren Ledet, the ingredients are all sourced daily to maximize quality and freshness. The ethos of Restaurant Geranium is “unconditional love for the finest, purest ingredient,” and you can tell. Organic produce punctuates the menu, which offers such delights as King Crab with cauliflower puree and crudités, a delicate dish enhanced with the subtle tones of mint flower petals. The scallops come perfectly roasted, accompanied by wafer thin slices of raw beetroot, hazelnuts and positioned on a swipe of hazelnut mayo.
The combination of flavors that makes up the composition of each plate really screams of world class cuisine. Nestled amongst the mains is jaw of cod, served with pumpkin tortellini, pumpkin squares and lima beans, served in pumpkin bisque which is ladled on top of the composition at the table side. Also on the menu is pork with a potato chiffonade, parsnips, wild mushrooms and a parsley based pesto.
In the dessert offerings is an essentially simple dish of blackcurrant sorbet, served with blueberries, and the traditional Danish dessert Koldskal, a broth made from buttermilk, eggs and vanilla. Again, the composition of the dish is what really makes the chef’s work stand out, with the simple addition of lemon balm leaves transforming the dessert into a far more complex dish than the main constituents suggest.
The food is all perfectly complimented with an extensive wine list, which amongst others, has a selection of five different Rieslings. The service is professional, and the waiting staff is all knowledgeable about which wines complement the courses, which speaks volumes about the caliber of the restaurant.
The interior echoes the cuisine; edgy, modern and well constructed, without being too busy to detract from the main attraction point… the food. This venue comes highly recommended for food lovers visiting Copenhagen.