Saturday, August 31, 2013

lunch in copenhagen

My apologies these posts have been all over the place lately; that's where my heads at, too. I wish I could help it. And I still need more time to mull over the conference in Malmö. Speaking of though... did I ever tell you how it came to be? It was rather serendipitous. I stumbled upon a tweet, inquired about streaming presentations by email, learned student tickets were available, heard my school would help, and found a fab Paris-Copenhagen roundtrip flight deal. At that point, everything was dependent on whether I could find a CouchSurfing host accept my request for four nights. Liselott did. I basked in my luck for four days straight.
And it was with that, that I decided to venture into Copenhagen before my flight home. My logic: I'd already seen most of Malmö, I'd never been to Denmark, and the metro connected the airport to the city. Plus, a girl's gotta have lunch. At the conference, I'd taken a poll on possible destinations. Nyhavn Harbor won. Thought touristy, this old sailors' quarters promised to offer a colorful stroll and tasty (albeit expensive) lunch. As I ascended from the metro, I also discovered an antique market in the construction-ridden square.
It was touristy, too much for my liking, but I did appreciate such a quintessentially Copenhagen sight. I also hadn't done any research as per usual, and was grateful to find a lunchtime restaurant with Danish diners. It served Italian cuisine with Scandinavian flavors. My apologies for not recalling the name! I so enjoyed my smørrebrod (open-faced sandwich): lightly toasted rye, crisp lettuce, salmon whipped with ricotta cheese, garnished with dill and capers. Just, yum. Innovation at its best before flying back to a nostalgic Paris.

P.S. It was one year ago today that I moved to the City of Lights.

12 comments:

  1. Nothing wrong with visiting the harbor, it had to be "checked off the list", and you can always come back and discover more!

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  2. Lunch in Copenhagen was a fantastic idea, I probably would have ordered the same thing :)
    Happy one year in Paris! Did it fly by?

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    1. It was a great choice :) it did! I need to write a more reflective post on the past year soon.

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  3. This city looks amazing!!!!

    -Alecia with www.likesof.us

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    1. I wish I got to see more of it :) such a quick visit.

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  4. I have to be honest, Copenhagen is not a place you go to have lunch. The good thing about Copenhagen and Denmark are the pastries and the cafés. If you live in France smørrebrød will not blow your mind away. For the foreign visitor, however, they are interesting. What you had looks pretty good!

    Unfortunately, smørrebrød is slowly dying in Denmark, along with the tradition of eating hotdogs. Young people prefer to eat pizza nowadays.

    The pictures are amazing; not a day goes by that I don't miss living in Copenhagen.

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  5. Another thing I forgot: brunch is where it's at in Copenhagen. Forget lunch - the Danish really know how to do brunch.

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    1. Next trip, I guess! I'd heard all about the pastries but I was hankering for savory so I sadly didn't take part in anything... unless you count that cinnamon roll I bought for the airplane :) it went undocumented.

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  6. Looks like you made the right decision!

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