March 04, 2014

February wines

We continued our weekend in Copenhagen with a day of browsing stores (along with a little bit of shopping) and of course smørrebrød for lunch at Bøf & Ost. I rarely drink beer and maybe once a year or even less than that I have a shot of schnapps, but a smørrebrød lunch at Bøf & Ost definitely requires those attributes. The snow from the blizzard the day before had turned into sleet, rain and around +1 degrees so both beer and schnapps warmed us as well.

During our last visit to Copenhagen we had an amazing dinner at Alberto K. This time we decided to try the sister restaurant to the only Italian restaurant in Scandinavia with a Michelin star. Only two doors away from each other they share wine cellar, but L’Altro is far from fine dining instead it is old school family cooking the way Nan used to do. Each month they also have a theme menu and for February the theme was The Godfather movies. Seven different Sicilian courses all prepared and done with lots of love and passion. The wines were marvelous too. All Italian, mostly Sicilian ranging from the mid 1990’s until today. When a young woman came around and played the godfather theme on the violin we all laughed, but somehow it still fit into the theme.

On Sunday the sun was shining and suddenly spring was in the air. After a long walk around town in the sunshine we decided to visit La Glace, Denmark’s oldest café from 1870. Time has almost stood still and you get your coffee in tiny little silver plated pots. Milk also comes in silver plated jugs and the pastries have probably not changed much since they opened. I went for a slice of chocolate caked called Lucky you whereas TheMan went for slice of the Othello cake.

Full and happy (and probably high on sugar) we took the train back to Sweden in the afternoon. As always we started to talk about our next visit before we hadn’t even crossed the border. Copenhagen is without doubt a city that we love to come back to over and over again.

2011 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Poliziano

NV Baron Fuenté Galipettes Brut

2011 Olivier Leflaive Bourgogne Cuvée Margot

1999 Künstler Stielweg Riesling Spälese

2004 Gianni Voerzio Barolo La Serra 2004

2007 Sancerre Domaine Raimbault-Pineau

2011 Serrata Belguardo

2012 Schloss Gobelsburg Kammerner Gaisberg Riesling Erste Lage

2009 Fonterutoli

2011 Langhe Nebbiolo Fontanafredda

NV Piper-Heidsieck Brut

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