You’ve seen one sunset, you’ve seen them all…not quite. You never seem to get tired of seeing the sunsets in Thera and Oia. Maybe it’s because the colors are painting the sky with pinks, purples, reds and orange hues, as the sun drowns out into the horizon or the caldera, and you know you have a limited number of days to see this beautiful act of nature. Oia is known for the some of the most beautiful sunsets in the world and 1000s of tourists a day flock to this picturesque town that is carved out on a cliff. This was apparent when we we couldn’t make our way down the narrow, crowded streets of Oia as the tour buses were arriving and dropping off loads of people at 5:30pm for an 8:30pm sunset, to get the best spot. There is only one word that can be used for the views in Santorini and that is “breathtaking”. The endless sunsets, the caldera and the blue sea are unforgettable. I can honestly say that pictures don’t do it justice but you’ll get the idea.
It’s been a while…
Yes I abandoned my blog. It wasn’t my intent but life caught up with me. Planning the final details for my wedding, getting married in San Francisco, spending time with family and friends from around the world (whom I must thank again for everything), playing tourist in my hometown of San Francisco, spending an amazing weekend in Palm Springs for my bachelorette party and honeymooning in Greece on the islands of Crete and Santorini (please take me back!). So that is my justification for going silent this summer. The great part is the blog benefits because during my break in blogging I was able to get plenty of material. While I settle in back at home and gather all of my thoughts and pictures on my travels I thought I would share a few things of what’s to come…
San Francisco, California
Lisbon, you got me. I felt an excitement, like that of a child going to Disneyland for the first time, on our way to the airport for my first visit to beautiful Lisbon. It was everything I expected it to be. The old charm, colorful cityscape, narrow and curvy streets, the sunshine beating down on the city, the warm nights, the delicious food… and lets not forget the Golden Gate Bridge! I had no idea that there was a replica built across the world, Ponte 25 de Abril. The funny part about this is Daniel mentioned it on the flight, however, when I am on a plane its like putting a baby in a car for a quick ride around the block to get them to sleep, so I half remember this conversation. To my surprise I see this reddish orange structure and I suddenly feel like I am in San Francisco. On one end it even looks like the cars are driving into the hills of Marin, minus the cross on the top of the mountain. I felt right at home, until I turned around and saw the Rua Augusta Arch.
The city is much bigger than I had expected it to be with many hills, another San Francisco trait. You can see so many spectacular views from the high points of the city as you are walking through. Should you have no desire to climb these steep hills there are trolleys throughout the city to take you around. And again I realize another similarity to San Francisco. Maybe this is why I felt so comfortable in this city so far away from the place that I called home for 36 years.
Portguese Ceramic Tiles, Azulejos
Azulejos are ceramic tiles used on the interior and exterior of churches, houses, restaurants, bars and even subway stations. They are applied on walls, floors and even ceilings. Not only were they used as decorative, ornament art, but it also served a purpose for temperature control. These people were ahead of their time on the “going green” initiative.
Ponte de 25 Abril
The Ponte de 25 Abril was built in 1966 by the American Bridge Company which constructed the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, but not the Golden Gate. It was originally named after the dictator Salazar, but then changed its name after the revolution of April 25, 1974, Ponte 25 Abril.
Rua Augusta Arch
The Rua Augusta Arch is a historical site built to commemorate the reconstruction of the city after the earthquake of 1755. As you pass through the arch a vibrant pedestrian rode opens up with cafes, restaurants and shops.
Rua Augusta Comercio Square
Parque das Nações (Park of the Nations)
Since the 1998 World Expo this has become a commercial and residential area and is one of the newest areas of Lisbon.
View from rooftop infinity pool at the EPIC Sana Lisboa Hotel. If you like to walk this is a great place to stay since you will be trekking up hills most of the way. The hotel itself is beautiful and modern with an amazing spa, an indoor pool with a relaxation area that can be used by all guests, and most importantly the rooftop infinity pool that you see here. The service is outstanding as the staff is as attentive as can be.
Obrigado e bom dia!
I owe it to you DK
I feel as though I owe Denmark some love since winter has come and gone and and summer has just arrived. While we still have had our share of rainy days the long, sunny days are making up for it. I came to this realization early this morning as I was running through the forest. I walked the boys to school today, while they cycled, and I tried to keep up with them sprinting at times, and once I left them I continued on exploring my surroundings. Yes, I have been here for a year and a half now, but I started running outdoors recently, rather than on the treadmill, not only because I find the treadmill to be boring, but because I realize I need to take full advantage of these beautiful, sunny mornings in Denmark. And the treadmill will be there in the winter when it is below zero and snowing. As I was told, “When its the middle of winter, on those dark, gloomy days, you just need to remember the long summer days you had and more to come.” So I am spending as much time outside so I can remember these long, sunny days in the middle of January next year. While I have no concept of time at night because its only May and its still light out at 10pm I am loving every minute of it. Along with this new appreciation I’ve found that I am enjoying living in the suburbs. I’ve lived in the burbs of San Francisco all my life but when you move to a new country and move to the suburbs it can be a bit tricky because there isn’t much outside your front door. Lets face it, you want things to be easy and available when you aren’t familiar with something, especially a foreign country. But these days I make my way into Copenhagen often enough to visit friends, run errands, whatever the reason may be, and I am equally enjoying making my way back to the burbs. Something about the peacefulness, the birds chirping, the trails in the green forest, where it’s safe enough for kids to roam, the parks and nature at its best. Ask me about all of this in the winter and I might have a different view on things but for now I am truly appreciating Denmark for what it is, the city life when I want it, the seaside and the beautiful countryside the rest of the time. Since they are so different yet so close to each other I am lucky enough to take advantage of each. Maybe this is one of the reasons they say the “happiest people in the world” are here. I’ll look into the other reasons for you in another post … For now I will share some photos that I’ve taken over the last few months. Enjoy!
Tak for besøget
(Thanks for visiting)
After a rainy day
Copenhagen, 9:30PM middle of May
Swing in the forest near home
Roskilde, Denmark – The ancient city dates back to the Viking Age. This town deserves its own post. More to come…
Just another trail near home
My favorite trail in the forest
Hornbæk is a seaside resort town on the north coast of the Danish island of Zealand, facing the Øresund which separates Denmark from Sweden.
Evening walk in the forest
Hillerød, Denmark – known for Frederiksborg Slot (Castle)
Nyhavn is a 17th-century waterfront, canal and entertainment district in Copenhagen, Denmark.
View from the Rundtårn (Round Tower) – a 17th-century tower located in central Copenhagen, Denmark. This was built as an astronomical observatory
Just a cozy cafe in Copenhagen
And a church
Den lille havfrue, The Little mermaid – most know this from the fairy tale by the Danish author Hans Christian Andersen.
The changing of the guards in Copenhagen takes place every day at noon as they march from Rosenborg Castle to Amalienborg Palace through the streets of Copenhagen.
Århus – The outdoor museum in Århus. This also deserves its own post as its the second largest city in Denmark and so charming. More to come…
It’s been a while since my last post and I blame it on “island time” and doing research for my blog. My head is still somewhere in Lanai while I am back in Denmark. Our journey took 24 hours and 4 flights but it was well worth it. I hadn’t realized that the travel time from Denmark to Lanai was one of the furthest points we could travel. Conveniently enough we didn’t need to change our watches since it was exactly 12 hours time difference.
Lanai is the 6th largest of the Hawaiian islands with only 3000 inhabitants. There are no traffic lights on the island, only stop signs, and this is the way the locals want to keep it. To explore the island you can rely on public transportation contracted by the hotels or renting a car for “off-roading”. The islanders make their way, via a 45 minute ferry ride to their neighbor island, Maui, which is only 9 miles away, for shopping outside of the daily necessities as Lanai has no shopping malls.
The island was owned by Mr. Dole and was once known as the pineapple island because it of its wide-spread plantations. Unfortunately because of the rise in cost of the production it was moved oversees and it is no longer home to the pineapple plantations. The island was recently sold to Larry Ellison, CEO of Oracle. He now owns 98% of Lanai, leaving only 2% to Hawaii. According to the locals he plans to invest millions in agriculture and the islands infrastructure.
There are only two hotels on the island, both run by the Four Seasons. The Four Seasons Resort Lanai in Manele Bay and the Lodge at Ko’ele. The Resort Lanai is located on the southern coast, at Hulopoe Bay, and this was home for 5 days. The white sand beaches are so serene with the blue waters and even better a great place to see dolphins. We were fortunate enough to see them daily and some people with the group even swam with them. Hotel employees told us there was a hefty $10k fine if you were caught by “island officials” but fortunately enough for them the “officials” never came by.
A short hike up a rocky cliff from the Four Seasons Lanai lies Puu Pehe, Sweetheart Rock, a landmark between Manele Bay and Hulopoe Bay. Here you see will see majestic views of the sea and depending on what time you are there you can catch the sunset. Legend is a heartbroken warrior jumped from this 80-foot summit, as he was overcome with grief after he found his wife Pehe had drowned by the surge of the waves. Downer, I know, but whats a post on an Hawaiian Island without a warriors legend.
This place was paradise. A quiet island that offered true serenity.
Lanai – In flight view
View from our room at the Four Seasons Resort Lanai at Manele Bay
View from the beach watching the dolphins. You can see their little splash.
View of Hulopoe Bay and beach from the resort pool
Gorgeous gardens at the Four Seasons Lanai Resort
Hike up to Puu Pehe, Sweetheart Rock
I realize now that I didn’t get a photo of Puu Pehe. Blogger faux pas.
Four Seasons Lanai
Beach time, cause it’s never enough.
When traveling in Scandinavia its fitting to stay at a hotel such as the Radisson Blu Royal Viking, wouldn’t you say? I think the name says enough. No need to explain, right? While my fiance, Daniel, was hard at work I gallivanted around town, met up with friends and soon to be family, found some new places to eat, shop, you know, enjoyed life. Now I didn’t capture all of my meals on camera because I was too busy yapping but I’ve included photos from two separate trips.
Now Stockholm holds close to my heart since its Daniels home, born and raised Swede. It’s a bigger city than Copenhagen but still small enough to hold that charm. While some might argue this, it reminds me more of the states than Copenhagen does. Maybe because it’s a tad bigger, or there seems to be more life out on the streets, places stay open later, or maybe its just all in the eye of the beholder and it feels like home because we have his family there. Whatever the reason may be I fell for it the minute I saw it, kind of like I did when I saw Daniel (wink, wink).
My visit started with a stroll through Drottninggatan (Queen Street), which is a major pedestrian road filled with shops, perfect for me! While I made my way in and out of the shops for the better part of the morning I started to work up an appetite so I decided to walk over to Saluhall (Market Place). If its good enough for Jamie Oliver it’s surely good enough for me. On my way I walked through Humlegården (Royal Fruit Garden) and alongside the Royal Dramatic Theatre. Unfortunately, I don’t have any photos of this as it started to downpour and anyone who knows me understands that I am not a fan of the rain when I’m caught in it. I finally made my way to Saluhall for some Swedish grub. Trekking through the rain I worked up a good appetite so I went for it! As I wandered through the hall and looked at stand after stand I decided on stopping at Willy Ohlsonns for some köttbullar, better known to the rest of us as Swedish meatballs with lingonberry sauce and mashed potatoes. Oh yes my friends I didn’t hold back. When in Sweden…
In Östermalms district of Stockholm, Saluhall translates to Market Place. Delicious Swedish and International cuisine.
At Willy Ohlsonns for some köttbullar – Meatballs with Lingonberry Sauce and mashed potatoes
Inside the Saluhall
So I am not big on chains, with the exception of San Bruno Chili’s of course, but this one I am a fan of. I realize after I have been that they have a franchise around the world, hmm maybe I should open one in Denmark! On a serious note, the concept is a good one. Casual yet comfortable setting with communal tables but enough so that on a not so busy night you can have a table of your own. At VAPIANO you order and it is made fresh and in front of you. I must say for a chain I was impressed that they use fresh pasta. The size of their bar and wine list wasn’t to shabby either. In the end the pasta was delish. So was the bruschetta but we devoured that before we could take a photo…oops. A nice little touch there are fresh basil and parsley plants on the table.
The J Hotel is on Nacka Strand overlooking the archipelago. It’s not in the center of Stockholm but its a quick 10 minute ferry or bus ride. The hotel itself is nestled away in a serene, beautiful area away from the hustle and bustle of the city. It’s a modern hotel with a gorgeous view, from the balcony, facing the water.
Lounging outside of the hotel
View of Nakka Strand from the Ferry on the way to center of Stockholm
View of Stockholm from the ferry. The weather turned but still made for some great photos.
One more mention… there is another market place, Kungshallarna, in the center of town off of Drottninggatan, the pedestrian street. I went there with a friend. and she introduced me to Ikki, a cozy Japanese restaurant, with delicious, fresh sushi. This market place also has international foods but a little less pricey than Saluhall. A popular spot as it was full locals stopping in for a quick bite on their lunch hour. All in all it was a great trip, wandering the city, discovering news places and just enjoying the Scandinavian culture.
Tills nästa gång!
A Roman Holiday
In my opinion, Rome is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The history, the architecture, food, people, all of these things and more make it my favorite city. My most recent and fondest memory of Rome is from December of 2013 when I got engaged, to the love of my life (but that’s not what we are discussing today). My first memory of Rome was when I was 15 years old. My parents sent me off to Italy with my cousins to visit family. At 15 we were hesitant to go because we thought its just so much more fun to stay back home in San Francisco with our friends… boy did Italy prove us wrong. This is where our obsession started. And our pride for coming from an Italian family! The first thing I remember from that trip was family picking us up from the airport and taking us to our home for the week, a flat in the center of Rome, just the girls, no parents. What were they thinking? But on the way, one of the first things I saw was the Colosseum. What struck me most, aside from its presence was the history that was standing in the middle of the city, as people are driving home from work, going out to dinner or whatever it may be. It left me with wanting to see so much more and did we! So 20 something years later (I’m aging myself now) I returned to the beautiful city with my boyfriend, little did I know he’d have a new title as fiancé before we left! We saw Rome in a weekend. You might think it’s not possible, but yes my friends, it is. Here are some of my favorite photos from the weekend. Scroll a little further down to see a few of our suggestions for food.
TIP: Request a room facing the Pantheon. There are many restaurants in the piazza as well. We didn’t eat at any of them but we did sit outside and enjoyed a drink while people watching and soaked in everything going on around us.
Tip: Worth the walk! We started at the center of Trastevere and made our way up to Gianicolo Hill. The view stretches over ancient ruins, monuments and baroque domes.
TIP: Take a walk over to Piazza Navona at night. Its buzzing with people, the marketplace is open and there are plenty of restaurants to sit outside of and do more people watching.
TIP: Take a walk over this bridge as the sun is setting. A bridge is a bridge, right? Not exactly. The reflections off the water and make it breathtaking.
The Colosseum. You’ve seen it once, that’s enough. Not for me. Every trip to Rome deserves a walk to the Colosseum. Maybe it has something to do with the memories of my first trip to Rome. I just can’t seem to get enough of it.
Don’t forget to throw a coin in the Fontana di Trevi. I did with each visit and I keep going back!
TIP: Pay the 7€ and take the elevator to the top of the Vittorio Emanuele II Monument. The views of Rome are breathtaking. From the Colosseum to the Vatican you see it all.
TIP: Buy your ticket to visit the Sistine Chapel a few days in advance during peak times. Avoid standing in extremely long lines and walk right in.
Albergo Del Senato
Piazza della Rotonda, 73, 00186
+39 06 678 4343
This hotel is in the center of Rome with beautiful views from the rooms of the piazza and the Pantheon. When I say ‘view of the Pantheon’ I mean right outside of the room as in you could throw something and hit it … even with my bad aim. I am not suggesting anyone try that. It’s also conveniently located so you are just a short walk from most of the other sites. The staff was very welcoming and helpful. There is a beautiful rooftop which is always open so you can bring a drink up and enjoy the view which not only includes the Pantheon but on a clear night you can even see the Vatican off into the distance. In the summer they open up the rooftop bar which sounds perfect! We will definitely go back.
Osteria da Fortunata
Via del Pellegrino, 11 (Campo de fiori), 00186
Homemade Italian pastas made right in front of you. Try the cacio e pepe a traditional Roman dish. Amazing!
Piazza Campo Dè Fiori, 52, 00186
I have to recommend this restaurant not only because it is owned by a friend but just as important because it has delicious Calabrese dishes. It’s located at Campo di Fiori so sit outside on a warm night and soak in the culture, people and everything else happening around you.
Piazza del Fico, 29, 00186
+39 06 686 4009
Cozy little restaurant off the touristy area with delicious pastas and pizzas.
Piazza Navona 1, 00186
Popular gelato spot but I had the granita al limone. Refreshing and delicious.
La Gelateria Frigidarium
Via del Governo Vecchio, 112, 00186
Little gelato spot we found while wandering through Rome. I’d go back just for the After Eight gelato! Yummm!
Thanks for stopping by. Arrivederci a presto!
While most of us know the first day of Spring to be March 20th, in Denmark they make up their own rules and this year it fell on Saturday, March 1st,, or so I am told. It has something to do with reaching a certain temperature , which I’ll tell you, didn’t go above 4C (40 Fahrenheit). One thing is for sure though… it doesn’t matter what the temperature is outside the Danes love their ‘IS’ better known as ice cream. It could be snowing out and you will still see people taking a walk and eating ice cream. It must be the Viking blood. Anyway, I’ve decided to join this madness. This weekend everyone’s favorite seasonal ice cream shop opened, Paradis Café, or at least I like to think of it as a favorite. Why? Because this ice cream is like crack. Yes it’s like a drug. I was never a huge fan of ice cream (aside from Ben & Jerry’s Chunky Monkey) until I moved to Denmark. Now I find myself waiting for Paradis to open its doors, alongside the rest of the Danes (see picture below). Maybe its because its made fresh every day, using only the freshest and highest quality ingredients. This is how I justify going back, on a regular basis. Now my California friends… if you are interested in tasting this ‘drug like’ ice cream you are in luck! Our friendly Danes helped open up a franchise in Southern California. Paradis Café can be found in Montrose, Los Angeles, Long Beach and Huntington Beach. So if you are taking a stroll on a winter or summer day and come across this place fabulous spot give it a shot.
Since we started our weekend with our drug, umm I mean ice cream of choice, we decided why not continue it with a hyggelig brunch. So off we went to Hillerød, a beautiful Danish town north of københavn. It’s especially known for Frederiksborg Castle, which is conveniently located in the center of town. The oldest parts of the castle date back to 1560, but most of the palace was constructed between 1602-1620. It was built as a royal residence and is now a
museum of natural history. There you will find a variety of Danish cafes serving brunch on Sunday mornings. We stopped in at the Café København. Quite a spread which consisted of eggs, bacon, lox, fresh meats, cheeses, pastries or “danishes’ (as I like to refer to them just to remind people that I am indeed an American) and Schnapps , for most Danes a tradition. Unfortunately I can’t handle the Schnapps at 10am so I settle for MY traditional mimosa. Overall I really do enjoy the brunch but I mostly like going here for a beautiful walk around the castle and of course the shops along the way.
Café København (Torvet 4 3400 Hillerød).
Much to my surprise the day continued with more Danish traditions. It was time to celebrate Fastelavn. This day is similar to Carenvale, only that these days its more of a day for the kids to dress up and bang on a barrel, similar to a piñata, that holds candy and a black cat. You must bang on this barrel, break it open, and the last person to knock down the last piece of the barrel, which is suppose to be the figure of the poor black cat, wins a prize and becomes the kattekonge (“king of cats”). The black cat is supposed to ward off evil.
And of course there is a pastry/bun associated with this holiday, as there is with most holidays in Denmark, the Fastelavnsbolle (Shrovetid buns). It’s a round sweet roll usually covered with icing and sometimes filled with whipped cream.
And last but not least there is a song to accompany the bun…
|Danish Fastelavn er mit navn,
boller vil jeg have.
Hvis jeg ingen boller får,
så laver jeg ballade.
Boller op, boller ned
boller i min mave.
Hvis jeg ingen boller får,
så laver jeg ballade.
|English translation: Shrovetide is my name,
buns I want.
If I get no buns,
I will make trouble.
Buns up, buns down
buns in my tummy.
If I get no buns,
I will make trouble.
Bottom line, don’t mess with the Danes and their buns (or sweets :)).
Til next time mine venner (my friends)!
It’s all about the “Hygge”
I’ve decided my first post should be dedicated to “hygge” in Denmark. Friends and family have many questions about Denmark, which I can never really give a response that does it justice because I always turn to my biggest quam with this country… the winter. I am well aware I should not complain because compared to the US and their East Coast weather this year it probably feels like spring here, although my first winter didn’t but we’ll cover that some other time. Even so, I feel as a Californian, I still have a right to get tired of the short winter days and low, gray skies. Besides that and the difficult language Denmark is a very charming, “hygge” country. What in the world is “hygge” you might ask? Well, the Wikipedia definition says, “one of the fundamental aspects of Danish culture is “hygge”, a concept closely related to “coziness”: relaxing with good friends or loved ones, often while enjoying good food and something to drink or creating a more friendly atmosphere by lighting a few candles, Christmas time, when loved ones sit close together on a cold rainy night, is a true moment of hygge, as is grilling a pølse (Danish sausage) and drinking a beer on a long summer evening.”
As stated above, in Wikipedia’s definition of the word, it is a huge part of the culture. For clarification purposes Hyggelig is the adjective for hygge. This word is used to describe everything from homes, bars, snow, rain, sun, dinner, candlelight, the long spring days, and the list goes on. Anyone who has visited Denmark or has spent an extended period of time here is familiar with this word. Its part of every day life. Things AND people are “hygge”. For example, you enter a cozy restaurant, its “hyggelig” . If you go visit a friend at their home, its “hyggelig ”. A drink on a sunny afternoon along Nyhavn is “hyggelig”. Candles at dinner or while watching TV are “hyggelig ”. Walking through a blustering wind storm can be “hyggelig ”. It really is amazing how the Danes can turn even a gloomy situation into a “hyggelig” one. For that, I must give them credit. Maybe this is one of the reasons they are known to be the happiest people in the world.
Now that you understand the meaning of Denmarks most used word, I’d like to share a few of my favorite “hyggelig” places in Copenhagen with you.
Høkerboderne 9, 1712 København
Now one might say I am picky when it comes to Italian food. Well I feel that I have every right to be, being raised in an Italian family where my Nonnas cooked amazing Italian meals for the family every Sunday followed by my mother and aunts doing this on a daily basis. So yes I have set my standards high. When you walk into Mother not only do you get the aroma of the dough rising, the pizza in the wood oven, and the antipasti platters filled with cheeses, salumis and bruschetta (pronounced bru-sketa), passing you by but you also get a feeling that you are in the restaurant of true Italians. The majority of the staff in the kitchen, which is an open area right behind the counter as you enter, are speaking loudly in Italian, and this makes me feel at home. Why? Simply because I come from a loud Italian family. The pizza is quite amazing. With the doughy sourdough crust and the tomatoes tasting like they’ve come straight off the vine, you can just taste the freshness in the ingredients. They also offer a brunch, which makes me smile every time. This is a perfect way to try a variety of their pizzas as they are continually come straight out of the wood oven onto the buffet brunch table, piping hot. It’s also followed by sides of pastas, salumis, cheeses and traditional ‘old’ Italian dishes that I have only seen my dad make. For example, Pane Cotto (cooked bread). This is a dish with dry chunks of Italian, French or baguette bread, sautéed in olive oil, garlic and fresh zucchini. Every time he makes this dish its followed by him saying in our family’s Italian dialect, “This is a poor mans meal. It’s what we ate when we had nothing in Verbicaro”. For those of you who don’t know Verbicaro, it’s a little picturesque, charming, undiscovered town in Calabria, where my parents grew up and my cousins and I were fortunate enough to spend summers there with our grandparents. More of those stories to come later! With that said, Mother is a casual and modern spot in Copenhagen that brings me back to my Italian roots every time. Its good quality food, great service and you’re guaranteed to have a “hyggelig” time.
Vodroffsvej 39, 1900 Frederiksberg
If you are a whiskey and rye connoisseur this is your place. Unfortunately that’s not me, but I have been known to enjoy a fresh cocktail. At Salon 39 the bartenders use quality ingredients, all of their juices are freshly squeezed and you can see the passion within them while making your cocktail. This always makes me appreciate drinks and food so much more. Speaking of food, it’s another good reason to come here. I never really thought I could write about a cheeseburger but this one is worth taking the time for. The 39 House Cheeseburger has so much flavor and deliciousness to it that I want to go back there as I think about it. From the bun with a slight crisp around the edges to the fresh beef burger topped with their smoked mayo makes for a delicious burger. If you are meat eater you will also appreciate their Bistecca Fiorentina, all 900 grams of it. Made to share you will definitely get your fill of protein. I can’t speak for this myself as I have never had it but Daniel and friends have enjoyed it and they seemed pretty content after their 450 grams each. Last but not least this place is the perfect description of “hygge”. When you walk in you first see the bar. It looks like a small venue but the further back you go the more tables there are although the places books up quickly. Walk-ins for dinner are rarely able to be accommodated so its best to make a reservation. If you are lucky enough to get a seat at the bar you can enjoy the view of the wall filled with whiskeys, while the bartenders are happily making the most interesting of cocktails and listening to jazz, soul and blues tunes spinning on the record player. It’s definitely a place to visit if you’re in town or planning a trip to Copenhagen and looking for a “hygge” atmosphere.
Ved Stranden 20, 1061 København K
K-Bar exudes the “hygge”! It’s small and quaint with limited seating but it’s the kind of place you go to when you just want to catch up with a friend or that someone special. K-Bar offers cocktails, bubbles, wines, mocktails, and a variety of over a dozen martinis. If your drink of choice isn’t on the menu, just ask. It’s definitely worth a visit.
As I said these are only a few of my favorite places in Copenhagen. Stay tuned for more!
Tak og har en HYGGELIG dag 🙂
(Thanks and have a HYGGELIG day)