Copenhagen Cooking celebrates social food
Copenhagen Cooking food festival, which takes place from 23 August to 1 September, has a special focus on social food this year. Get ready to eat at long tables, exotic street kitchens and mobile kitchens in Copenhagen’s squares and public spaces.
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
The ninth Copenhagen Cooking food festival takes place from 23 August to 1 September and this year the programme has a special focus on social food.
Nordic Taste and Singapore Street Food Festival
The festival will celebrate both Nordic and international cuisine with dinners, markets, cookery schools, street kitchens and more. Nordic cuisine will be the focus when Nordic Taste returns on 24 and 25 August to the Royal Danish Library’s distinctive building known as the ‘Black Diamond’. Here, restaurants from all over Scandinavia will be serving samples, while the wide range of food and wine producers present adds an authentic market atmosphere.
Copenhagen’s public spaces will play an important role during Copenhagen Cooking, and this year the city’s vibrant Vesterbro area joins in the fun with culinary delights from Singapore. The owner of Singapore restaurant namnam and co-founder of restaurant Noma, Claus Meyer, has invited chefs directly from Singapore’s hawker centre to Copenhagen to conjure up authentic street food at various stands in the heart of Vesterbro.
Underground adventure and Taste Food Fair in Tivoli
An experience for all the senses awaits underground – in the Cisterns, named one of the most unique museums in Europe by Forbes. It is a museum of modern glass art underground in the old water cisterns. During Copenhagen Cooking, the very best of fine cuisine and glass art will be presented by Mads Refslund, formerly Noma and now Acme in New York, and Mette Martinussen from Madeleine’s Food Theatre. This unique event commences on the grass in Søndermarken park and continues underground.
Visitors to Copenhagen’s venerable Tivoli amusement park can enjoy Taste Food Fair 2013, which will offer a taste of delicacies from around the world, while the Taste of Copenhagen event will entice you with attractively low prices in the Michelin restaurants AOC, Kokkeriet and Kiin Kiin.
Hip, hip, hurra!
The Copenhagen Cooking press photo 2013 pays tribute to P.S. Krøyer’s famous painting from 1888 - ’Hip, hip, hurra!’ – depicting a lunch event in Northern Jutland’s Skagen. However, in this photo the setting is the Royal Gardens in Copenhagen anno 2013. Although the sumptuous lunch still sets the tone for sociable get-togethers with old friends and new acquaintances. Then as now. The photo also heralds events with the focus on ‘social food’ that will form part of this year’s Copenhagen Cooking.
World renowned brewer Mikkeller is producing a festival beer for Copenhagen Cooking also called Hip, hip, hurrah! with a taste of champagne and gooseberry. The beer will be sold at Mikkeller’s bars and at selected events during the festival.