So this is it…the best sandwich in Copenhagen. It is big, it is tasty and it comes with student discount :D. The referred to sandwich is the popular number 9 from Smagsløget on Nørregade 38 in the centre of Copenhagen. It has roastbeef, manchego, chilli-pesto, a home-made salsa topped of with lettuce and red pepper (and normally raw onion iew). Divinity in a bun. Continue reading
One of my favorite stores in Copenhagen is Norr. Located on a side street of the big shopping street Strøget this store has everything a girl wants. And about a third of the store is allocated to men’s clothing, but it’s mainly for women. I really like the relaxed atmosphere and the way the store is set up, with small nooks and around every corner you can find something new. This store is a typical lifestyle store…you can get everything from some very pretty clothes to jewelry, bags, soap and accessories for the home, making it perfect not only for shopping for yourself but also for some serious gift shopping. Brands include: S’nob de Noblesse, Margit Brand, Suit, Five Units, St. Martin, EOS, Decadent and Sneaky Fox. Continue reading
So this Sunday one of my big dreams became reality when I had the chance to watch the New York City Ballet performing 3 choreographies from George Balanchine. Plus it was my chance to finally see the main stage of Operaen (see this post for my last visit to the Opera house) and share this pic of the inside with you as promised. It was amazing. We had seats on the third balcony and as you can see in the picture…that’s crazy high! But the view was really good and the performance outstanding. Little insiders tip from someone I know who sings at the Copenhagen Opera, always take seats at one of the balconies, especially when going to the Opera. It has better acoustics than the floor seats and they are cheaper; we could hear the dancer’s point shoes. Totally worth a visit when you are in Copenhagen!
Last Thursday I went to see an opera at the Copenhagen Opera house. Ever since I came to Copenhagen I’ve been wanting to go the opera. Not so much because of the art, though I very much enjoy it, but because I wanted to go to the building. I had seen it from the other side of the water and passed it while in the canal tour, but I had never been inside. And to much of my displeasure, the opera I went to was on a different stage (Takkelloftet at the back of the building) than the normal big opera’s because it was the graduation show from the Opera Academy in Copenhagen, so I still have to go back to see something on the main stage. I took some great pictures of the foyer though that I wanted to share with you (there was no one there, because the show had already started). I promise pictures of the mainstage will come… The performance that me and my friend saw consisted of 2 separate opera’s, The Bear and Satyricon. To my surprise they were in English and especially the first one was actually pretty funny (maybe not something you would expect from opera). Both of them were really good and the Opera Academy has delivered some very talented new artists. Continue reading
The Guardian already pointed it out as one of the best places in Copenhagen to eat steaks. Though I pass the restaurant on a daily basis, since it is pretty much next to where we live, it never really struck me as a place I really wanted to go to. At first sight you wouldn’t expect this to be a restaurant that serves such good food: It’s situated in the basement of a building and both outside and inside is mainly brown. However my boyfriend convinced me to go, carnivore as he is, so we could test the steaks ourselves. We ended up having a wonderful night. Continue reading
This week I went to a tapas inspired wine tasting at Det Lille Vinhus, translated: the little wine house. This shop was opened in 2010, by Lars Kroman, a man who worked as a sommelier at some high end restaurants as well as on the Royal Boat. After my boyfriend had been to one of these tastings some time ago (and he was super enthusiastic) I knew I had to try it as well, especially after a good deal came up. So along with my boyfriend and three of our friends, we headed down to the shop.
We were welcomed in the shop with a glass of spumante and we were allowed to wonder a little bit around the shop and explore the amazing collection of wines while waiting for everyone to arrive. Once everyone was there we were taken down into the basement to start our wine tasting. The basement had a warm atmosphere and there were tables with the glasses (5 in total per person. Normally it’s 4, but the sun had been shining so Lars gave an extra glass) all set to go, as well as water, bread and a form. On the form it had a table with the names of the wines we were going to taste as well as the possibility to write some notes. Continue reading