Dinning experience at GAGGAN in Bangkok

Recently we were invited to the iconic Indian restaurant ''Gaggan'' in Bangkok to experience their 25 course emoji-menu sitting at the chefs table. An opportunity of a lifetime that we couldn't say no to!

The restaurant is run by the famous indian chef Gaggan Anand and is voted nr. 1 in Asia's 50 best Restaurants and 7'th best worldwide. Recently the MICHELIN guide also came to Thailand and ''Gaggan'' were given not only one, but two stars. Congratulations!

At ''Gaggan'' we were initially given a list of 25 emoji's so that each dish came as a surprise. Such a fun, different and relaxed way to present a menu. Chef Gaggan is very much inspired by the memories of his childhood - Indian streetfood - which means most of the 25 dishes were actually finger-foods. There were even a dish called ''Lick it up'' that you're supposed to, as the name states, lick up! All this to the tones of the American hard rock band Kiss' song: ''Lick it up''. Now that's a first!
While we were enjoying dishes consisting of everything from spherified yoghurt explosions, sea-urchin, goats-brain, eggplant cookies, chilly chili bonbon's, banana chicken-liver, fish granola, thai green curry, uncooked scallop curry, sheek kebab, foie gras, sushi, lobster dosa's, beetroot roses, mango saffron chewars and last but not least ''minion'' lemon cheese cakes on a stick chef Gaggan Anand lively told us the stories of his childhood memories which just added an extra plus to the overall great experience. Everything presented was beautiful, tastefull and most delicious.

Thank you, Gaggan Anand - for a most memorable night and unique dining experience at your beautiful restaurant in Bangkok! We will definitely come back one day.

 

Winemakers Dinner at Restaurant Jordnær in Gentofte, Denmark

Saturday the 16'th of September team 'Nordic Chefs' were invited to Winemakers Dinner at Restaurant Jordnær in Gentofte (close to Copenhagen), Denmark.  We were there to enjoy the 5 course menu and the paired wine, but also to cover the arrangement via stories on our Instagram profiles. Maybe you saw them?

Head chef Eric Vildgaard and restaurant manager Tina Kragh is behind the newly opened Restaurant Jordnær. A beautiful and modern restaurant serving the freshest of the freshest local produce - inspired by both the french and the nordic cuisine. Since the restaurants' opening in April 2017 they've received a lot of great reviews and they're in our opinion all well deserved. The food and the service at Restaurant Jordnær is excellent. Simple as that!

The Winemakers Dinner was arranged by Restaurant Jordnær, Anne-Charlotte Bachas from Chateau de la Font du Loup and wine-distributor EmilieVin. The enthusiastic Anne-Charlotte Bachas was there to tell about the wine and the wine castle. Quite interesting!

At the welcoming we were given a glass of wine and a snack: oysters. Afterwards we were seated to enjoy the 5 course menu consisting of turbot, duck, pigeon, aged comté and a fresh wild blueberry dessert. All beautifully presented and very well tasting. Especially the aged comté with a creamy morel sauce, crisp bread and dried mulberries gave you a punch of taste and was a great element of surprise. The wine was also good and worked well - adding to the total experience. Team 'Nordic Chefs' left satisfied and happy! 

Thank you for a lovely night, Restaurant Jordnær!

www.restaurantjordnaer.dk

Dining-experience at Era Ora in Copenhagen

Last friday team 'Nordic Chefs' had the pleasure of dining at One-star Michelin Restaurant Era Ora in Copenhagen. Era Ora is the only Italian restaurant in Denmark with a Michelin star and they've had it and been able to keep it for more than a decade!

When we stepped into Era Ora the first thing that came to our minds was: oldschool! What? Yes! Not in a negative way though. We kinda felt like we stepped back in time or even stepped into a ''movie set'' - we were suddenly a part of a Italian theatre. We were seated at a very beautiful 100+ year old wooden-table which only added to this rustic theatre-like feeling. Royal feeling even! Absolutely beautiful. We did certainly enjoy the atmosphere at Era Ora. The warm and friendly service - stories about the food and wine - only made our experience even better. Oh and the wine - a chapter of its own - very, very good wine!

We were treated with Era Ora's ''COMPLETO'' September menu. The menu started off with four snacks: langoustine, monk fish, watermelon and malt bread with ''salsa tonnata''. After the snacks we were presented to dishes of black seabass, San Marzano tomato, risotto with red prawns from Mazara Del Vallo, black pork, grilled dry aged beef, a cheese dessert, a cleanser and a dessert with hazelnut, figs and ricotta cheese ice-cream. The ''COMPLETO'' dining experience ended with a cup of coffee and some lovely petit fours. A lot of well-presented food and amazing wines. Since we're not food critics, nor trying to be, we will not go into further detail about the food. We love food - all kinds, all cuisines - and we were very pleased. Our overall experience at Era Ora was positive and we had a lovely night! Thank you, Era Ora!

www.era-ora.dk

Newsletter especially for Gourmet Enthusiasts

Yes, that's right! We've added another exciting feature to our website. Very soon we'll start to send out monthly newsletters to our subscribers regarding pretty much anything that moves inside the culinary world of gourmet. It wont be spam, promise! Please do not hesitate to sign up - you wont regret it ;) We promise it will be good!  

The newsletter will basically contain great offers on exclusive gourmet products, features of ''Restaurant of the month'' & ''Chef of the month'', gourmet recipe's, how-to-video's and much more in this category. Every month we'll gather the best of the best - and send it directly to you! Sounds good, yes? Subscribe now! Your support will be highly appreciated :)

New addition to the website: Events

We have added another feature to our webpage: Events.

On the events-page you'll be able to see a simple overview of upcoming events. Basically events finding place anywhere in the world! Food-related events of course! Because that is what we all love and have in common! We will schedule both events we personally will be attending to - but also events we won't be able to participate in. You should still have the chance though!

Keep an eye out! There might come up an opportunity you don't want to miss! 

If you're a host planning any special food-related events feel free to contact us for a schedule in our event-calender.

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Winemakers Dinner at Restaurant Jordnær, Gentofte, Denmark