TRAVEL: Taking a Tasty Topless Bite Out of Aamans
Reading this Saturday’s edition of the online New York Times Travel Section summed up everything I have been saying about the wonderful city of Copenhagen and how it is no longer the place of mere fancy and fairytails. The city is coming into it’s own and has become the shining star of eco-conscious innovation and cuisine. So, if you don’t get to stop by our cousin’s little restaurant NOMA make sure you make a detour to this one while discovering the city.
AndNYTimes selection for eats…topless bread style is right here:
an excerpt from the NYTIMES / Travel Section / 36 Hours in Copenhagen / July 10, 2010
is making news these days. Beyond clichéd tourist sites like the Little Mermaid and Tivoli amusement park, the Danish capital has emerged as one of the most eco-minded and creative cities in Northern Europe. Top-notch contemporary art is proliferating, and a fledgling fashion scene is starting to take off. After dark, a bevy of innovative restaurants has burnished Scandinavia’s gastronomic credentials, most notably Noma
, which in April was ranked first on the S. Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants list. Meanwhile, upstart jazz and world music clubs are creating a night life without borders. And when it’s time to stagger home, Copenhagen finally obliges: the futuristic, driverless Metro is now open all day and night.
(HERE IS THE NYTIMES SELECTION FOR YOUR SATURDAY 2PM LUNCH)
5) SMORREBROD SUPREME
The fried herring may taste like something from an old-school Copenhagen tavern, but Aamanns Etablissement
(Oster Farimagsgade 12, 45-35-55-33-10; aamanns.dk
) opened last year as a modern take on the fading institution, complete with minimalist décor, homemade akvavit and microbrew beers and sodas. Besides herring (115 kroner), served a number of ways, the frequently changing menu may include smorrebrod (165 kroner) — traditional open-face sandwiches — made with pork breast, with apple, salad greens and balsamic vinegar. “
A person cannot leave this fair country without tasting a particular part of it’s cuisine that you will certainly want to bring home and further discover on your own. If you make it by Aaman’s to satisfy your hunger, your personal eating options can vary from stopping in for a bite or taking advantage of their wonderful take away menu
. In order to provide the freshest ingredients to their clientele, their menu changes somewhat week to week. So, be sure to check it out online before you place an order just to wet your palette. If it is a nice sunny day in Copenhagen, I would recommend their placing an order to go. This you can do before you leave your hotel/home and they can have it ready for you, deliver it or simply stop by and grab a bite to go. Aamans does a wonderful job of packaging your edible topless bites in divided box as seen below.
If this is your first time in Copenhagen or tasting the smørrebrød (aka topless bread), do not hesitate to ask your server about these delicately decorated open face sandwiches. There will surely be one there waiting for you with your name on it!
Address Øster Farimagsgade 12, Copenhagen, 2100
(Area Near Kongens Nytorv & Nyhavn)
Transportation Bus 14, 40, or 95N to Webersgade or Sølvtorvet
35-55-33-46 Web Site aamanns.dk Cuisine
Dinner 2-course menu DKK280; 3-course menu DKK315;
4-course menu DKK360; 5-course menu DKK405Hours
Mon-Sat 12pm-4pm and 6pm-11pm Credit Cards Accepted
AE, MC, V, DISC Closed
Mid-July through beginning of August