If you're heading to the beautiful city of Copenhagen, book a table at Höst for dinner one night.
When any of my friends visit the Danish capital, I tell them they must visit Höst. They return, raving about its sensational New Nordic cuisine and lamenting as to why their dining rooms don't look as sleek and cool as this award-winning Scandi design mecca.
Höst is a fine dining experience masquerading as a casual dinner with friends - with prices that match the latter. Höst means harvest, and this is reflected in its local and seasonal ingredients. Here, whipped butter, ready to be piled on hot freshly baked bread, kicked off the menu, months before the trend spread across London's hip dining spots. To follow we ordered "the evening at Höst " - a 3 course menu including wine, coffee and petit fours, with two wonderful surprises (amuse-bouches) between courses.
Some of the offerings currently on the menu include Sourdough pancake with veal sweetbread and Porcini mushrooms; Grilled pork neck from Grambogaard with corn, cherries and pickled Wood ear; and Rosehip ice cream with red and green strawberries.
The atmosphere is buzzy and chic, and as relaxed as you can be sitting at industrial tables. The interior blends exposed wood and smooth concrete for a modern take on tradition - much like the food...which just poses the question, can you return to a city simply to eat in a restaurant one more time? Here's hoping.