From 23 August to 1 September, the Copenhagen Cooking food festival presents dining experiences on land, sea and even underground, not to mention sustainable delights under one of Copenhagen’s trademark bridges. The common thread for every event is the social meal.
The ninth Copenhagen Cooking festival, to be held from 23 August to 1 September, features a programme highlighting social food. Visitors can look forward to a wealth of events where food is enjoyed at street kitchens, food trucks and long tables.
The festival officially opens on 22 August at the Royal Danish Library’s Black Diamond building, with guests invited to a panel discussion on the social aspects of dining. Hosted by restaurateur and television drama writer Adam Price, the panellists include star chef Alex Atala from D.O.M. in Brazil, Lebanese Kamal Mousawak from Souk el Tayeb and Dane Christian F. Puglisi from Relæ. Following the discussion, the Black Diamond’s søren k restaurant will serve culinary delights on lavishly decorated tables.
Nordic Taste, Singapore Street Food and a magical food party
Nordic and international cuisine will be celebrated at the festival with dinners, markets, pop-up restaurants, cooking schools, street kitchens and more. Nordic cuisine is in the spotlight at Nordic Taste on the weekend of 24-25 August. Restaurants from throughout Scandinavia will offer samples of Nordic cuisine while a wide range of food and wine producers team up to create a market atmosphere.
The city’s public spaces always play a major role in Copenhagen Cooking. One of this year’s events will feature culinary experiences from Singapore at the VesterbroTorv square. Restaurant namnam has invited chefs directly from Singapore’s hawker centres and restaurants to cook up authentic street food at stands on the square from 23 to 25 August.
Adventure underground and a mobile kitchen in the streets of Copenhagen
An experience for all the senses awaits underground in the cisterns under Søndermarken Park, where the very best in food and glass art will be presented and orchestrated by MadsRefslund (former chef at Noma, now at Acme in New York) and Mette Martinussen from MadeleinesMadteater.
For food enthusiasts interested in discovering the latest in gastronomy, a visit to the MAD Symposium on 25-26 August is an excellent idea (ticket required for admission). Here, some of the world’s leading chefs, led by Noma’s René Redzepi, will discuss and share ideas, experiences and inspiration.
Food trucks or mobile kitchens offering delicious street food at low pricesare known and loved around most of the world. During the festival you can experience this phenomenon in the streets of Copenhagen.
Enjoy the wind in your hair and a trip on the Oresund strait on board a historic Danish sailboat on 25 August. After the trip, restaurant msamerika will serve dinner on the wharf.
Copenhagen Cooking, organised by Wonderful Copenhagen, presents a selection of the city’s leading culinary players with support from the European Regional Development Fund, the City of Copenhagen and the Nordea Foundation. HRH Princess Marie is the patron of Copenhagen Cooking.
Ello Food Aps is the main sponsor of Copenhagen Cooking 2013. Ello Food Aps/Supermarco is Denmark’s largest importer of Italian specialties.