Copenhagen Day Six

Eating every last crumb of my Danish!

Eating every last crumb of my Danish!

Day Six was our last full day in Copenhagen. So much pressure to make the  most of it! The night before (Day Five) we looked through all of our notes and maps to see what we hadn’t done yet and make our final selections.

First off – breakfast. I had been in Copenhagen already for five full days and still hadn’t had a traditional Danish. Meyers Bageri is one of the best bakeries in the city which is why we went there the first morning. So for our last day we went back and I bought my vanilla Danish. It was sooo sweet and delicious! Of course we need coffee in the morning, so we stopped by the Coffee Collective. I don’t know if you remember from my Day One post, but Meyers Bageri and Coffee Collective are both on the Jægersborggade and right across the street from each other. Easy!

 

Meyers Bageri

Meyers Bageri

 

Closeup of the sweets

Closeup of the sweets

 

Coffee Collective

The Coffee Collective

 

Inside Coffee Collective

Inside The Coffee Collective

 

My Cortado to go (A cortado is espresso cut with a small amount of steamed milk, a 1:1 espresso:milk ratio)

My Cortado to-go (A cortado is espresso cut with a small amount of steamed milk, a 1:1 espresso:milk ratio)

 

Our last visit to the Assistens Cemetery

Our last visit to the Assistens Cemetery

 

Closeup of my vanilla Danish

Closeup of my vanilla Danish

 

Mmmm!

Mmmm!

 

For lunch we had to have more smørrebrød! Before leaving for Copenhagen I did a lot of research to find the best smørrebrød (open-faced sandwiches on rye bread) in Copenhagen and Rita’s Smørrebrød was always on the list, so we couldn’t leave without visiting! The guy behind the counter was SO nice. There had to be about 50 different types of smørrebrød and he talked us through them all and made several recommendations based on our tastes. Although everyone seemed to be taking their food to go (lots of locals – always a good sign), we enjoyed our lunch outside at one of the small tables.

 

Rita's Smørrebrød

Rita’s Smørrebrød

 

Ready to eat!

Ready to eat!

 

My smørrebrød: meatball with red cabbage and boiled potatoes with fried onions

My smørrebrød: meatball with red cabbage and boiled potatoes with fried onions

 

Top view

Top view

 

Koen's smørrebrød: special Danish pork topped with pork rind, meatball with potato salad, and roast beef with fried onions

Koen’s smørrebrød: special Danish pork topped with pork rind, meatball with potato salad, and roast beef with fried onions

 

Top view

Top view

 

Koen enjoying his smørrebrød

Koen enjoying his smørrebrød

 

After lunch we headed to the famous Tivoli Gardens – the 2nd oldest amusement park in the world! To quote the site “Part of Tivoli Gardens’ secret is that there is something for everyone. The scenery is beautiful with exotic architecture, historic buildings and lush gardens. At night, thousands of coloured lights create a fairy tale atmosphere that is completely unique.” Koen and I enjoyed walking around and relaxing. We also were getting a little bit hungry, so we decided to go to Andersen Bakery, located next to Tivoli, for one of their famous hotdogs and danishes.

 

Crossing the water to Indre By

Crossing the water to Indre By

 

Entrance to Tivoli Gardens

Entrance to Tivoli Gardens

 

Excited to explore

Excited to explore

 

The Pantomime Theater

The Pantomime Theater

 

Hotel Nimb

Hotel Nimb

 

The Pirate Ship

The Pirate Ship

 

Dragon Boat Lake

Dragon Boat Lake

 

One of the rollercoasters

One of the rollercoasters

 

The Flying Trunk

The Flying Trunk

 

The Demon

The Demon

 

Nautilus

Nautilus

 

Trying to fit into the kiddie car

Trying to fit into the kiddie car

 

Almost!

Almost!

 

Tivoli train

Tivoli train

 

Game zone

Game zone

 

Candy game

Candy game

 

Cute little solider

Cute little solider

 

The Mountain Coaster

The Mountain Coaster

 

Relaxing in the gardens

Relaxing in the gardens

 

Almost falling asleep in the sunshine

Almost falling asleep in the sunshine

 

Andersen Bakery - time for more food!

Andersen Bakery – time for more food!

 

Bought a couple of mini-Danishes for breakfast the next morning

Bought a couple of mini-Danishes for breakfast the next morning

 

Famous hotdog from Andersen Bakery

Famous hotdog from Andersen Bakery

 

Then we headed to the Museum of Copenhagen for a bit of the city’s history. It’s a smaller lesser known museum in the city. I really enjoyed the stories of people who migrated to Copenhagen and learning about the city’s history and planning. Mikkeller is really close to the museum, so we stopped by afterwards for an aperitif before dinner.

Museum of Copenhagen

Museum of Copenhagen

 

Mementos and stories of people immigrating to Copenhagen

Mementos and stories of people who immigrated to Copenhagen

 

History of immigration - the desired and unwanted

History of immigration – the desired and unwanted

 

Interesting story of the Dutch colony within Copenhagen

Interesting history of the Dutch colony within Copenhagen

 

The gypsies

The gypsies

 

Old photos of Copenhagen

Old photos of Copenhagen

 

Old photos of Copenhagen

Old photos of Copenhagen

 

Inside the stairwell of the museum

Inside the stairwell of the museum

 

Mikkeller for an aperitif

Mikkeller for an aperitif

 

Dinner was amazing! My favorite dinner in Copenhagen! We had our last dinner at Höst. The website describes the restaurant best: “There’s no interior decoration as such. It is the raw wooden furniture, the walls finished in a myriad of calming greys and the specially commissioned tableware that play the leading role. A role that the food, selected according to the produce available during the different Nordic seasons, of course shares and shines in.” The Danish countryside inspired interior paired with the innovative, New Nordic cuisine made for a wonderful dining experience!

 

Höst

Höst

 

Beautiful interior

Beautiful interior

 

Beetroot meringue with salted and smoke yoghurt topped with burnt hay ash

Beetroot meringue with salted and smoke yoghurt topped with burnt hay ash

 

Tartare from eye of rump with oyster cream and cucumber served in bone marrow

Tartare from eye of rump with oyster cream and cucumber served in bone marrow

 

Better look at the oyster cream, cucumber, and tartare layers

Better look at the oyster cream, cucumber, and tartare layers

 

Puffcakes with cheese and smoked salmon

Puffcakes with cheese and smoked salmon

 

Norwegian lobster and chicken foot smoked with a burning juniper branch, served with glass cabbage and seaweed wtih lemon verbena sauce

Norwegian lobster and chicken foot smoked with a burning juniper branch, served with glass cabbage and seaweed wtih lemon verbena sauce

 

Glass cabbage and seaweed wtih lemon verbena sauce topped with lobster cream and juniper oil

Glass cabbage and seaweed wtih lemon verbena sauce topped with lobster cream and juniper oil

 

Seared duckhearts with white cabbage, cress, lindenberries, capers, and cep-mushrooms; stock from roasted yeast and mushrooms

Seared duckhearts with white cabbage, cress, lindenberries, capers, and cep-mushrooms; stock from roasted yeast and mushrooms

 

Bread with butter stirred with malt and wheat grass

Bread with butter stirred with malt and wheat grass

 

The stages of getting Koen's attention

The stages of getting Koen’s attention

 

Beef tenderloin with horseradish, corn, trumpet mushrooms, onions, and a sauce with parsley and smoke marrow, topped with chips made from octopus ink

Beef tenderloin with horseradish, corn, trumpet mushrooms, onions, and a sauce with parsley and smoke marrow, topped with chips made from octopus ink

 

Junket mousse with chamomile and sea-buckthorn

Junket mousse with chamomile and sea-buckthorn

 

Birchbark ice cream with wild strawberries, herbs, chocolate, chervil, crispy malt, and truffles

Birchbark ice cream with wild strawberries, herbs, chocolate, chervil, crispy malt, and truffles

 

This is techanically from the very last day! Breakfast before heading back to Belgium: gooseberry and raspberry Danishes!

This is techanically from the very last day! Breakfast before heading back to Belgium: gooseberry and raspberry Danishes!

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