Copenhagen had such a wide variety of places and cuisines. Unfortunately, they were also very expensive. We would lucky that our stay at the Best Western Hotel City included a free breakfast. This wasn’t your ordinary hotel free breakfast of waffles and cereal. This buffet had a wide range of choices. You walked in and grab a pot of either hot water or coffee. It was a nice touch instead of having to keep getting up and getting refills. Food choices started with Muslis and oatmeal. Of course they had a wide variety of add ins for them. Next to the cereal was the juices, drinks and hard-boiled eggs. You are now getting closer to the main attractions, Their hot dishes varied but always had some type of eggs, bacon, potatoes and sausage. The cold area included meats, fresh fruit and cheeses. The last area was the bread area. There were breads to toast, bagels, a french style loaf to cut and of course pastries. Should we talk about the Danishes? It always made me chuckle to have a Danish in Denmark. Of course they don’t call them Danish. They call them pastries. What ever you call them, they were wonderful.After tanking up and a hearty breakfast, we would head out for a day of sightseeing. We would typically stop at a little cafe or bar in the afternoon to get something to drink but wouldn’t need food until evening.
I have already told you about the our dinner at Tivoli Gardens but we still had two more dinners. Our splurge meal was at Fuego. It wasn’t our first choice but most restaurants were already booked for dinner. We got tired of getting turned down in the restaurant areas and headed back to our hotel. Then like a beacon of hope, we spotted this restaurant a street away from our hotel. Menu looked good and they could take us. SCORE! We got to eat.
Fuego is an Argentine meat & wine restaurant. It had the feel of a neighborhood restaurant. My husband loved the wine they waitress suggested. Too bad we didn’t take a photo of the bottle because neither of us can remember the name of the wine now. All we can remember is the bottle had a large eye with a wine tear drop. Lesson learn for us. I had some type of ginger martini.
We were boring and both had the same starter and main dish. We only broke rank at dessert. For our starter, we chose Empanadas Criollas which is two empanadas filled with beef, peppers and spring onions. I thought it was one of the better empanadas I have had.
For our main course we selected the Argentina´s National Plate which was beef entrêcote, tenderloin,
homemade chorizo and sweetbreads. It was served with chimichurri sauce and grilled vegetables. My husband liked the sweetbreads best and said they were the best he ever had. I preferred the entrecore and chorizo. This chorizo isn’t like the greasy Mexican chorizo that we are so use to having. It was more like the Spanish chorizo.
I ate the chorizo before taking the photo.
Desserts are definitely a strong point with Fuego. My husband chose the crème brûlée with dulce de leche, amaretto, passion fruit, apricot and crumble. I decided on the Piña colada. It was pineapple custard, coconut foam,
rum granite, and marinated pineapple salad. I loved it. It was a perfect ending to my meal.
What was left of my dessert
Service was excellent. Our waitress was very good explaining their various dishes and attentive in our needs. It was a really nice evening.
Prior to our cruise, I participated on the Cruise Critic roll call. A small group of us agreed to meet for dinner the night before our embarkation. One person had relatives in Copenhagen who helped him find a place for our group. The place was called Grill Royal Kongens Nytorv. There is actually two of these restaurants with the other one in Tivoli. They serve what they term ‘fabulous fast food.’ It definitely wasn’t fast food in the sense we use the term in the U.S.
It is a sit down cafe that you get to pick either a cheeseburger, a marinated steak or a bowl of mussels. Each meal is serves a green salad and fries family style. There is no other questions asked besides do you want something to drink, which main course do you want and do you want dessert. The main meal without drink or desserts runs around $38 which is very cheap for Copenhagen. The salad was fresh with some kind of vinegar based dressing. I liked it but others in the group didn’t like that it was a vinegar based dressing. Everyone in the group ordered either the steak or the mussels. Every person who ordered the mussels loved, The bowl was so big it was hard for them to finish. The steak people where split on their opinion. It was served family style and was some form of a long marinated London broil or something similar. It was served with a gravy. I found the meat very tasty though not the most tender. I think the issue hat people had with it was the term steak. We were all expecting what we call steak and it was something different. They also didn’t like how tough it was. Everyone agreed the fries were first rate. I got the extra satisfaction of making gravy fries. No one at the table had ever heard of gravy fries before so that made for an interesting conversation.
I think the concept was brilliant. By having such a limited menu, they were able to produce a good meal for a ridiculously low cost. To give you an idea of the costs, before this dinner, we were averaging around $125 per person. A hot chocolate ran me around $7 as did a coke. It wasn’t just food but everything that was expensive.