Höst, Copenhagen

Dinner on our first night  in Copenhagen was arguably the best of the whole trip. We booked it with an hour’s notice and they had one table left at 9pm. Perfectly timed for a nap beforehand; we were exhausted after our day’s wandering! The food is haute cuisine without being to fancy pants and the staff are impeccably friendly. Choose between the regular and signature menus (we had one of each) sit back, and enjoy! You can opt for a wine pairing which is great – and they are generous in that they will keep topping you up if you finish before your course is over. I’d recommend it here, as it’s cheaper than many other places.

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Three little treats arrived before our actual courses, and I’m going to be a bad blogger and not remember what any of them are. But they sure are beautiful, right?!

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Especially this one!

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A different type of bread and butter is also brought to you between each course. This one with basil dusting and a sea salt foam butter.

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D’s starter was Norwegian Lobster and (yes…) chicken foot with lobster cream, carrots, liquorice, juniper and hazelnuts. Quite a spectacle when it arrived on fire! The ash of the juniper goes incredibly well with the lobster FYI.

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Mine was also a work of art: hake with a mussle-cream, baby-spinach, fish roe and a parsley purée in a very gorgeous shape. Absolutely, heart-stoppingly delicious.

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New course, new bread and butter! How all Danes aren’t 20 stone, I’ll never know…

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Onto the main, and D’s was a Beef tenderloin from Grambogård with salted black currant, beetroot crisp, cress and marrow and tarragon sauce.

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And mine: Pork neck, burned white kale, fermented garlic and lingonberries. Very ‘porky’ but extremely good – a hearty dish if ever there was one.

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A little pre-dessert (as you do) of white chocolate ice cream and raspberry powder. De-licious.

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Followed by birchbark ice cream with quince, herbs, chocolate and crispy malt for David.

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And Lemonthyme ice-cream, rhubarb-purée, sugarbeet sirup and potatochips for me! The desserts especially were just so stunning and well put together.

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I honestly can’t recommend Höst enough. As you can see, the décor is wondrous with foliage, low lighting and white wooden chairs. It is understated yet hugely elegant at the same time. Perfect for a romantic meal or a dinner with friends. The wine is excellent, the food is a triumph – you really can’t go wrong. Book now, here. And I only realised on my return that they have lots of different restaurants under the same ownership which could be well worth checking out too. Have a look here.

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We couldn’t really have hoped for a better start to our Copenhagen trip and as we sank into our extremely comfy bed, all we were dreaming about were the next few days to come.

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