Geranium | Three Michelin starred, Best Restaurant in the World

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This blog post picks up where the last one left off and I have saved the best for last. Food in Copenhagen has been nothing short of extraordinary during our trip. When we started planning our trip to Copenhagen, we first and foremost put ourselves on the waitlist for Noma and Geranium. Until the second last day of our trip we had not secured a table at either of them. So imagine our shock and surprise when after a series of desperate phone calls to both restaurants, the remarkable staff at Geranium called back to offer a dinner reservation on the last day of our trip.

Geranium currently sits on the number 2 spot on the 2021 World’s Best Restaurants list (behind Noma) and has 3 Michelin Stars under its belt. I have also heard rumors that 2022 might be the year when Geranium de-thrones Noma. We will eventually find out on 18th July when the 2022 list is revealed. 

The menu at Geranium is presented in an envelope with a wax Geranium seal
The menu at Geranium is presented in an envelope with a wax Geranium seal

We knew this was a big moment for us. Not everyday do you get a chance to dine at one of the world’s best restaurants. While Noma’s success put Denmark on the global culinary map, Geranium has taken it forward with its innovative and modern twist on classic Danish ingredients and flavours. We walked in with no prior knowledge about the restaurant or head chef Rasmus Kofoed. In hindsight, this was a blessing because we had no expectations when we walked in. We were ready to be mesmerized with the food and service at Geranium. 

The restaurant itself is a marvel to behold. The staff are friendly and light-hearted. The decor is modern and minimalist. Not for a moment did we feel we were seated in a 3 Michelin starred restaurant. Our first surprise came when we were informed that we would be having the chef’s menu that had 21 courses!!!! Geranium is currently serving its Spring and Ocean menu which means the dishes are inspired from and pay homage to the plants and sea-life that are thriving in this part of the year. Naturally then, we opted for the vegetarian menu. Have a look at the dishes we sampled. They were nothing short of WOW…..

Our 21 course Spring Universe menu
Our 21 course Spring Universe menu
Broccoli in crispy algae with dill stems and aquavit
Broccoli in crispy algae with dill stems and aquavit
Kale and apple
Kale and apple
Crispy grains, kornly cheese and coffee
Crispy grains, kornly cheese and coffee
Infusion with yeast and potato skin
Infusion with yeast and potato skin
Pickled yellow beetroots, sea buckthorn, sol & goats cheese
Pickled yellow beetroots, sea buckthorn, sol & goats cheese
Cold cucumber juice, green apples, smoked cheese and parsley
Cold cucumber juice, green apples, smoked cheese and parsley
Kohlrabi with hazelnut oil, søl and fermented cream
Kohlrabi with hazelnut oil, søl and fermented cream
Breaded pancake with buttermilk, wild onions, winter truffle and smoked aged cheese
Breaded pancake with buttermilk, wild onions, winter truffle and smoked aged cheese
Boiled beetroots, dried blueberries and horseradish
Boiled beetroots, dried blueberries and horseradish
Spring greens, brussels sprouts, leeks and wild onions
Spring greens, brussels sprouts, leeks and wild onions
Purple carrots, dried blackcurrants, citrus herbs and herb emulsion
Purple carrots, dried blackcurrants, citrus herbs and herb emulsion
Salt baked celeriac with pine and mustard cress
Salt baked celeriac with pine and mustard cress
Forest mushrooms, beer, smoked egg yolk, pickled hops and rye bread
Forest mushrooms, beer, smoked egg yolk, pickled hops and rye bread
Forest mushrooms, beer, smoked egg yolk, pickled hops and rye bread
Forest mushrooms, beer, smoked egg yolk, pickled hops and rye bread
Pickled quince, walnuts and browned butter
Pickled quince, walnuts and browned butter
Pear, celery, mint and frozen ymer
Pear, celery, mint and frozen ymer
Cloudberry, pumpkin and white chocolate
Cloudberry, pumpkin and white chocolate
Dark chocolate and Jerusalem artichoke reduction
Dark chocolate and Jerusalem artichoke reduction
Apples with aronia berries, apple butter and crispy cinnamon flowers
Apples with aronia berries, apple butter and crispy cinnamon flowers
Frozen raspberry juice and liquorice
Frozen raspberry juice and liquorice
Milk chocolate with pickled rose hip
Milk chocolate with pickled rose hip
Warm potato cake with nutmeg and yogurt
Warm potato cake with nutmeg and yogurt

Our dinner at Geranium was undoubtedly the most impressive and luxurious affair of our trip. We are extremely grateful to the team at Geranium for reaching out to us with a reservation. They really did ensure our trip ended on the highest note possible.

One Comment Add yours

  1. sony gurnani says:

    Exquisite food……glad you went there🎊

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