I'm delighted that Tiffany Ng, founder of Silver.Spoon Guerrilla Dining in Copenhagen has compiled this 48 hour guide to the city in which she now lives.
How did Silver.Spoon come into being? Tiffany tells all:
"It began on a whim at the end of 2009 and has turned into my main project and passion. The inspiration came when I realized how behind Copenhagen was then, and in many ways still is, in regards to varied dining options and experiences. Very homogeneous, to say the least. On a shoestring student's budget - I was about to start my masters then - I flew a chef out to do my first and what I thought to be only event October 2009. Being a little stubborn, I wasn't happy with the execution and decided to continue doing a few more. Since completing the masters at the end of 2011, I have had the chance to spend full time on the project in 2012, pushing the limits with the Guerilla Dining concept and launching two more brands that bring us back to our humble roots and aim of affordability and accessibility."
It certainly sounds like an amazing experience. Find out more at Silver.Spoon
Check-in at the newly renovated D’Angleterre and head down to Restaurant Marchal for breakfast.
Take a leisurely stroll around Kongens Nytorv and head up Bredgade, a street lined with design and furniture boutiques. Arrive at the Designmuseum Danmark, which houses a well-curated collection of Danish and international design housed in a stately building, and take a tour of the premises.
Pop into the Marble Church, tucked away between Bredgade and Store Kongensgade, for a peek into their interior.
Thereafter, head toward Amalienborg, the royal residence situated by the waterfront.
Scoot over to Pluto (Borgergade 16), Rasmus Oubæk’s newest creation, for lunch before heading into the city center for an afternoon of exploration and leisurely shopping for Danish design.
Be sure to make stops at Illums Bolighus, Georg Jensen, and Royal Copenhagen at Amagertorv. Some recommended boutiques in the area are Casa Shop (StoreRegnegade 2), Beau Marché (Ny Østergade 32), and Rue Verte (Ny Østergade 11).
Take a break from all the shopping and walk to Kongens Have / Rosenborg Slot for some urban foliage. If you are in the mood, pick up a coffee from the recently opened Kafferiet near one of Kongens Haven’s entrances.
For a pre-dinner drink, stop by Ruby (Nybrogade 10) city center or Lidkoeb (Vesterbrogade 72B), its more relaxed little sister in the Vesterbro neighborhood of town. On a cold winter’s day, there is nothing better than warming up with a skillfully crafted cocktail at Ourselves Alone (Badstuestræde 7).
Fit in some sightseeing in a cab on the way to dinner at Matt Orlando’s new hotspot, Amass (Refshalevej 153), on Refshaleøen.
If you are still standing after dinner, return to the city for champagne at Balthazar (Ny Østergade 6).
Begin the next day exploring the lakes that separate the old town from the boroughs. Walk / bus toward Frederiksberg. Have for a morning stroll the beautiful park.
Make your way over to Chez Laurent (Rolighedsvej 15), a quaint French creperie, for a late breakfast or brunch.
Visit Coffee Collective’s headquarters (Godthåbsvej 34B) and grab one of their coffees from a carefully selected menu to go.
Pop over to the revitalized Jægersborggade – formerly pusher street – for an early afternoon of hipster chic shops and cafes. If you are looking for a souvenir, visit Inge Vincents Keramiker (Jægersborggade 27) and bring home one of her delicate thinware pieces. If you can fit in another bite, order the tartar dish at Manfreds (Jægersborggade 40) – the best in the city – and a glass of their biodynamic wines.
Take some time to return to the city and explore Torvehallerne, the gourmet market housed in two glass buildings.
Make a stop at Omegn to try Bøgedal selection, one of the best Danish microbreweries – and still a hidden gem – on draft while lounging at a table outdoors.
Before dinner, stop by Ved Stranden 10 for a glass of wine by the canals. They specialize in Austrian producers, so let their knowledgeable staff suggest a few options.
Conclude your trip to Copenhagen with dinner at Relæ (Jægersborggade 41), a starred restaurant that has stripped away all pretenses and devoted their attention to delicious gastronomic creations.
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