Almanak at The Standard: next level smørrebrød in Copenhagen
Before you read on, there is a longer post with recommendations of my favourite places to eat in Copenhagen. You can find it here.
Almanak is actually part of The Standard, a new complex established in October 2013 by Claus Meyer, the man behind the man at the stoves of Noma. It's an ambitious project spanning a gastronomic venue (Studio), the all day Danish dining of Almanak and a modern Indian eatery, Verandah, where the menu is via the London-based Michelin star winning chef at Trishna (and now Gymkhana). The venue is crowned by a jazz club and wrapped up in the prettiest art deco building in Copenhagen. I went for a late lunch when smørrebrød is the focus of the menu, but ratcheted up more than just a notch from the traditional places in Copenhagen like Ida Davidsen.
|The stylish interior of almanak
|Open kitchen at almanak
|Warm liver pate with pickled chanterelles, lingonberries and Clara Friis pear
|A scoop of warm liver pate
|Soft boiled egg with Roemoe shrimp, chicken skin and chickweed
|Deer tartare with pickled chanterelles, red berries and red oxalis