• Monday, November 30, 2020

Marchal Copenhagen

Where we're eating now: Marchal
October 22, 2014

We think this qualifes as crushing it.  With less than a year under their belt, restaurant Marchal within the grand dame Hotel d'Angleterre in Copenhagen, was awarded a coveted Michelin star.  Kind of like the rookie getting the MVP award, Lupita Nyong'o winning the Oscar, a freshman congressman winning the Presidential seat.....you get our drift.   Led by Executive Chef Ronny Emborg, who cut his teeth at foodie AOC, Marchal has the confidence of a long-time established restaurant, with their perfecly executed and presented Nordic and French-inspired cuisine.  In a city where the culinary space is highly competitive, we were impressed with the lighly cooked scallop with goat cheese, haricots verts and paper thin rye courtons in a dill vinaigrette.  We wanted to double down on the starter, until our main course of lightly browned turbot in beets and sour plums came and rocked our world.  Heck, we were impressed by the bread, which had a perfectly crispy outside, and a doughy, light yet dense center, which we liberally used to spread the butter. So much for gluten and dairy-free, but worth the splurge.  We didn't think we had room for dessert until our arm was twisted, for the not-your-31 flavors strawberry ice cream.  

Best for: A long, leisurely, fancy lunch.  
Atmosphere:  Professional by day, romantic by night.  Clearly a spot for the fairly affluent.  
Order:  The scallops, the turbot or the pork shank, or better yet, put yourself in the hands of the easy on the eyes chef with his prix fixe menu.  

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