We have eaten at several of the top restaurants in Europe and the United States, but Geranium was very different than what we expected and what we have experienced in the past. Located in Copenhagen, Denmark where gastronomy has taken the reins on creativity for the last few years, Geranium (#51 on the Worlds Best 100 Restarants List) showcased its short growing seasons and food staples in a way that had us rethinking our opinions on Nordic fare. Most notably, the Danish focus more on vegetables than the Spanish and American chefs. It was a refreshing splurge, one that allowed us to enjoy every course without over indulging.
Geranium has 21 courses on their lunch menu. Some were 1-2 bite wonders or to clean the palate for the next course. Some electrified our taste buds, and we would have been happy with just that course. Here are a few that exemplified perfection in structure, texture, taste and presentation:
Dried Apple with Flowers Ravioli
Seaweed and Razor Clam in an edible shell of rice paper colored with squid ink.
Kitchen with the chefs. They served us one of the courses here in the kitchen; cep soup, truffle & egg yolk, and were kind enough to interrupt their routine to take a picture with us!
“Dillstone” (Dill green jelly covered scallops) with Cucumber Granita and Horseradish- Refreshingly sweet with a bit of sour with the horseradish.
Hake in a buttermilk herb sauce.
Largest oyster we’ve even seen! That’s my husband’s hand for size comparison.
Lamb. This was cut and served at table side by one of the chefs and served with juniper berries and herbs.
The Naked Tree- dark beer, prunes and beech wood infused cream. Very Nordic!
Lunch and dinner are the same menus, but I really enjoyed the natural light at lunchtime and the views over the park. Geranium is a definite must on any Foodie’s List.