Combining a museum with a micro-brewery Ny Malt in Ebeltoft, on the East Jutland coast is transforming the old red chalked malt factory into a centre for culture, the arts, gastronomy and creative industries. The new meeting place will open in 2019 and throughout the year it will house the Museum Østjylland (Museum East Jutland) and the Ebeltoft Yard brewery, which will produce malt and brew beer.
The big news on the restaurant scene in Copenhagen will be the opening of several new and exciting restaurants in the Refshaleøen area of the city.
Firstly, in January 2019, Matt Orlando, the former head chef at Noma and the creator of Amass will open Broaden & Build. The organic brewery and casual eatery will explore a creative collaboration between a chef and a brewer, where flavour and sustainability are the driving force. It will be located in the house of the former Royal Theatre’s scenery storage unit and will share the space with the new breweries - Emipirical Spirits distillery.
Next to Broaden & Build and also eagerly anticipated is the re-opening in Refshaleøen of Rasmus Munk’s extraordinary Alchemist restaurant a year after closing the original restaurant. In this new and larger space Munk will be able to realise much of the vision he originally dreamed of in stimulating all the senses to create a complete sensory dining experience. Taking gastronomy into a whole new sphere he’s created a new style of cuisine which he’s called ‘Holistic Cuisine’. Inspiration for the concept came following a trip to Japan, where he realised what skilful sourcing of quality ingredients truly means and the other stimulus has been his introduction to the art world.
This will manifest in a number of ways from two ‘sensory experience rooms’, featuring artists, actors, and other creatives with installations changing two-three times a year, to an art installation inspired by Danish-Icelandic Artist Olafur Eliasson’s art piece Multiple Shadow House. In this piece diners will see the glass wall between the service kitchen and the dining room covered by a film that creates a living shadow art piece when the chefs move around in the kitchen. To ensure coherent creative storytelling from the beginning to the end, Rasmus Munk has invited the playwriter, Louise Rahr to overlook the experience.
Meanwhile, the trend for street food courts continues to gather pace with the expansion of Copenhagen Street Food from its original location on the Paper Island (Papirøen) to a new site also in Refshaleøen called Copenhagen Street Food Reffen. Whilst Boltens Food Court will be the opening in 2019 in a renovated building near Kongens Nytorv in the centre of Copenhagen. With 19 international restaurants, including two Vegan offerings and five bars, including a Carlsberg Brooklyn Bar, it will cover three floors of the old timbered building.
For those eagerly awaiting the new Nordic Michelin Guide it has now been revealed that the launch will be taking place on Monday 18 February in Aarhus.