Do you have requirements for a good trip? I do. Easy travel, lots of architecture, and one great meal at a great restaurant. While I’m happy to let street food (hello waffles on a stick!!) and simple cafe fare (foldable pizza? yes please!) stand for the rest of the trip, I research, plan, and schedule that one great meal with military precision. So when I came down with a nasty sinus cold the day we left for Copenhagen, that great meal stood in jeopardy. I, not so patiently, withstood hotel mishaps and rainy weather, all in the hopes of that meal. Only to realize about three hours before our reservation that, barring a miracle, there was no way I would feel up to our 7:30 reservation. Realizing we were only a few blocks from the restaurant, we popped over to see if they could take us at 5:30 instead. They had availability, and so the great meal was saved! Happy birthday to us!
Madklubben, a chain of Copenhagen restaurants, popped onto our radar from two reliable sources, a Design Sponge city guide and the New York Times, 36 Hours: Europe. The chain is known for it’s quintessential Danish style and locally sourced ingredients. After two hours dining on the perfectly served and prepared cuisine, lulled into the peaceful candlelit atmosphere, we departed happy with our choice.
We dined on the fixed course meal: starting with mushroom soup, moving on to steak with potato and garlic mash and roasted vegetables, and finishing with the creme brulee and cheese course. To find out more about Madklubben Admiralgarde and to make reservations, check out the Madklubben website.