What happens if the AD Squad is going wild? We had two amazing evenings during Copenhagen Fashion Week and would love to share the hot spots with you. Try them for an unforgettable night!
DINNER - ANCESTRALE
Entering Ancestrale's tiny space flecked with amazing pieces of Danish furniture makes you feel like you have stepped into someone's truly cozy home. Ancestrale is first and foremost a wine bar that seats max 20 people. After showing us to the table, Andreas took us to the wine cellar and gave us time to look around, study the labels, and make a selection. A much more inspiring way to pick a wine than just browsing through a wine list. The menu is small and vegetable-focused featuring five great dishes that change almost monthly. We chose an invigorating and delightful cut of perfectly prepared cod on a fresh and creamy potato purée with miso cream and a forest of cress, topped with crisp rye flakes. Mmmh… *food coma*
Check it out: http://ancestrale.dk
NEXT STOP: BALDERDASH BAR
A real hidden gem. “Welcome ladies!” the choir of bartenders was immediately singing for us when opening the door. Geoffrey, the owner, explained to us the concept of the bar and offered us a premium spot right at the counter – the pole position to watch the bartenders doing their mixing tricks. The menu showcases a selection of their signature drink creations with amazing flavors. And if you are not sure what to choose, they help you out with recommendations along with your preferences. Lisa got a Blond ambition which was her favorite classic this night (highly recommended for gin lovers) and Lena got a Lucky Peaches served with bourbon and fried chicken perfume. Both cocktails were extremely well crafted and delicious. We enjoyed the easy and comfortable atmosphere of this spot and could have easily stayed here longer for a few more cocktails. But, it’s fashion week and we have to wake up early :) For sure, we will definitely be back next time we’re in town!
Check it out: http://balderdash.dk
DINNER: PATÉ PATÉ
Just a few minutes walking from Rådhusplatsen is Copenhagens own version of New York's meatpacking district. Paté Paté offers delicious tapas and genuine bistro food in generous servings. The risotto, the duck, the everything – the hardest part was to decide. The burrata was the star of the show, accompanied by familiar Italian flavors including basil, eggplant, and roasted peppers. The bread served here is homemade and too good to stop. The wine list is large and exquisite. A bottle of Vetere Rosato quenched our thirst with endless bottles of chilled water ;) The restaurant has a charming ambiance. All of the staff are exceedingly friendly, so it's a perfect place to spend an evening with friends. If we lived in Copenhagen this would be a regular place to dine as the menu changes daily. If you are up to have dinner there, don’t forget to reserve a table!
Check it out: https://patepate.dk
NEXT STOP: DUCK AND COVER BAR
If you select from the menu, the bartenders will ensure you know what you are getting and the drink we ordered was as advertised. Dill-icious! Short, dry and boozy, and exactly what James Bond would drink if he was Danish. The discreet location and dim lit interior make this bar special and perfect for just enjoying yourself. The atmosphere has a super hip, classy and cozy vibe. The cocktail menu changes constantly to reflect the city's seasons and holidays. So there's always something new to try.
A grand final for our CPH stay <3
Check it out: http://duckandcoverbar.dk
Pictures (1: Ancestralebar 2: balderdashcph 3: Ninafittion 4: duckandcoverbar)