Copenhagen Food News (January 2023) Openings, Events & Pop-Ups

Hello and happy new year! It’s 2023 – a brand new year has dawned in Denmark, full of new life, new resolutions, and new restaurants, of course. Maybe you’re participating in “dry January,” or maybe you’re making the most of the cozy indoor hygge time with some of your favorite bottles of wine by the fire. But don’t think you can just hibernate until spring! There is quite a lot happening in the city, even in the darkest winter days. Keep reading to see a list of the exciting new restaurant openings, events, pop-ups, and collabs happening this month in Copenhagen.

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Slurp Residency at kōnā– January 11th

The downstairs counter at kōnā will now be a second outpost of Copenhagen ramen hotspot, Slurp. Starting January 11th, you’ll be able to slurp all the signature noodles at the U-shaped counter in Carlsberg Byen as well as at Slurp’s original location. Walk-in only.


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Ticket – January 12th

Located in Banegaarden in Copenhagen is Ticket, a restaurant from chef Karlos Ponte (formerly Taller, PMY) and head chef Henrik Dall. Travel to a new destination every month with a constantly changing menu inspired by the best kitchens in the world. Embark on a journey from Peru to India to Singapore and beyond. Both a tasting menu and á la carte dishes are available. Click here to book a table.


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Contento – January 20th

Contento is a Basque-style pintxos bar from Mathias Silberbauer that first opened on Jægersborggade in Nørrebro, right next to his other restaurant, Silberbauers Bistro. On Janury 20th, Contento will move into the former Tigermom space on Ryesgade, a much bigger venue where they will also get to expand the menu offerings. On the menu, you’ll find traditional tapas, like the Spanish tortilla, txistorra (a chorizo-like sausage), the Gilda (a San Sebastian signature snack with peppers, olives, and anchovies), txuleton (a perfectly cooked piece of rib-eye – and the best steak we’ve had in Copenhagen!), and, of course, the Basque cheesecake. Walk in only.

The txuleton at Contento is our favorite steak in Copenhagen!
The txuleton at Contento is our favorite steak in Copenhagen!

Brace x Marchal – January 26th

On Thursday, January 26th, chef Nicola Fanetti of Italian restaurant Brace and chef Jakob de Neergaard of Michelin-starred restaurant Marchal will come together to host a four hands dinner. The menu will be thirteen courses and will include a mix of French and Italian luxurious ingredients (truffles, caviar, langoustine!), of course, served with Champagne and a wine pairing. The price is 2995 DKK/person. Click here to book a table.

Oh yes, there will be truffles on the menu at the Brace x Marchal collab!
Oh yes, there will be truffles on the menu at the Brace x Marchal collab!

Smørrebrød & Cake at the Opera – January 15th, 22nd, and 29th

On Sunday January 8th, Almanak will host a jury of pastry chefs and experts who will decide on an official cake for the Opera, from a selection of cakes baked by chef Trine Hahnemann. Want to have your cake and eat it too? Guests are invited for the following Sundays in January (the 15th, the 22nd, and the 29th) for a special smørrebrød lunch at Almanak in the Opera featuring four different pieces of smørrebrød. For dessert, indulge in a cake table featuring the newly selected Opera cake as well as coffee and tea ad libitum. The price is 245 DKK per person. Click here to book a table.


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Lĭquo – January 29th

On Sunday, January 29th, Lĭquo, the wine bar from the team behind Surt, will open in Carlsberg Byen. The name Lĭquo comes from the Latin word for “liquify.” The bar specializes in wine from all over Italy, and also serves vermouth, negronis, and other drinks. To eat, there will be charcuterie, cheese, snacks, and small dishes, as well as a shop with Italian goods like olive oil and tomato passata that you can purchase to bring home. From 15:00 until 19:00 on January 29th, swing by to try a taste of some of the snacks. Drinks will also be available for purchase.


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Formitable Loyalty Led – January 30th

On Monday, January 30th, the restaurant booking software company Formitable will host its second annual industry event at the Statens Museum for Kunst in Copenhagen. This year’s theme is “Loyalty Led,” and the headliners include Magnus Nilsson (Fäviken), Frederik Bille Brahe (Atelier September, Apollo, Kafeteria August), Dalad Kambhu (Michelin-starred Kin Dee in Berlin), the creative director of Oatly, and the head of digital marketing for Coca Cola. Speakers will take the stage to give tips on online brand building, storytelling, maintaining loyal customers, and more. Tickets for the in-person event are wait-list only, but the event will be streamed online for free. Click here to register for the free event.


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Community Dinners at Admiralgade 26 – January 18th and 25th

Admiralgade 26, the sister restaurant of natural wine bar Ved Stranden 10, is hosting community dinners every Wednesday evening. The theme changes weekly – on January 18th the venue will transform into an Italian osteria and on January 25th it will be a French brasserie. Seating will be communal and dishes will be shared, unless otherwise specified. The price is 325 DKK per person. Click here to book a table.


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Tyremor x Kulturtårnet – January 5th-29th

Thilde Gilling (a.k.a. “Tyremor”) is taking over the iconic Kulturtårnet (The Culture Tower) at Knippelsbro every weekend in January to host a smørrebrød feast. The menu is 800 DKK/person for a six course lunch with an accompanying drink pairing. Limited spots available. Click here to book a table.

Fasangården x Torsten Vildgaard – January 12th-March

Chef Torsten Vildgaard (formerly Noma, Studio) has temporarily joined the team at Fasangården. He has developed a new menu which will launch on Thursday, January 12th, which will be inspired by a rustic, yet refined country kitchen. Vildgaard will only be running the kitchen until March, so don’t wait! Click here to book a table.


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The Hungries – Upcoming Events

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Indonesian Feast at Saji – January 5th

The Hungries are headed to Saji, the brand new restaurant from Sam Tobing and Jimmy Orlando, for an Indonesian feast. Join us on Thursday, January 5th for this one-of-a-kind dinner including a welcome drink, starter, main course, dessert, and coffee or tea. We will be seated in the “lesehan” – a traditional Balinese-style dining experience, with floor seating on pillows. Note: this event is wait list only.

La Casalinga with the Caribbean Housewife – February 8th

Let’s take a Hungries field trip and travel with our tastebuds to a warmer climate when The Caribbean Housewife goes to Italy! On Wednesday, February 8th, Roman/Sicilian chef Emiliano Trebbi (sous chef of the Housewife Roast) will be taking over the kitchen and preparing an all-Italian five-course menu. On the menu: supplì di zucca (fried pumpkin arancini), carciofi alla giudia (fried artichokes), minestrone soup, parmigiana, and babà al rum. Best of all, The Hungries are getting an extra special price on the food + a wine pairing! Still spots left!

Champagne + Oyster Bonanza – March 18th

Champagne and oysters… it’s a power couple for the ages. You know it, you love it – and now, Thirsties, the world really is about to be your oyster. At this event you’ll get to taste six different types of Champagne from the cellars of Champagnekælderen, which will be matched with four different types of oysters! (You’ll get 3 of each variety, so a total of 12 oysters per guest.) Mikkel from Østersbuddet, will come and present the oysters, and the guys from Champagnekælderen will tell you all about the bubbles you’re sipping as well. Only a few spots left – grab them on the forum!

Want to come drink Champagne with the Thirsties!?
Want to come drink Champagne with the Thirsties!?

What are you eating this month? Let us know in a comment below!

Kaitlin Orr

Kaitlin Orr and Anders Husa are food & travel bloggers and creative content creators. From their base in Copenhagen, they operate the largest and most influential restaurant-focused travel blog in Scandinavia.

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