Kadeau in CopenhagenThe Sister Restaurant of the Bornholm Paradise
In May this year I visited paradise on earth – restaurant Kadeau on Bornholm. If you want the most complete dining experience you can possibly imagine, where the surroundings perfectly complement the restaurant and the presentations are as beautiful as the tastes are sublime, that’s where you want to go. Assuming that you are willing to travel to a small island that is …
I knew the Copenhagen location could not possibly match the stunning environment of the mother restaurant, but the food experience alone was reason to check it out. Kadeau Copenhagen has one Michelin star, and I can guarantee that Kadeau Bornholm would as well if the island was on the map of the Michelin inspectors.
I’ll admit, though, having fairly recently visited Kadeau Bornholm it was not my priority to check out the Copenhagen branch just yet. I feared the menus would be too similar. However, my Eatinerary friend convinced me. She told me that Kadeau was her absolute favorite in Copenhagen! During our dinner together at restaurant Taller I learned to trust her taste in restaurants.
Thus, the next morning, I met my friend for lunch in Christianshavn. I was the first guest to enter that morning. Later on, a single diner arrived, then a couple and a table of four. That was it! Not remotely close to a full restaurant for lunch. What a shame. Kadeau deserves to be filled to the rafters. People should struggle to get a seat here. That’s how good it is.
You want the full treat called “Bornholmerbank”, which includes about 20 servings. I chose this option despite the fact that I was going to Geranium the same evening. Nothing beats a 20-course meal followed by a 20-course meal. However, I did apply some common sense to my alcohol intake and chose the juice pairings for lunch. That would turn out to be an excellent option. I’ve never had a juice pairing before, but it is a very interesting experience as an alternative to wine pairings.
The Kadeau restaurants are owned by the trio Nicolai Nørregaard, Magnus Koefoed and Rasmus Kofoed. A fun fact is that Rasmus just happens to have the same name as the head chef at Geranium. I met Nicolai when I was on Bornholm, and this morning Magnus was in the restaurant. He came over to us, and sat down for a chat. Surprisingly, he could even let us in on a little secret. The restaurant is moving! Just next door, though, and the old location will be used for a new concept called Eldorado. I will check them both when I am back in Copenhagen by the end of November.
At both of the Kadeau restaurants, you get so much value for money if you look at the complete experience. Each and every one of the 20 servings you receive are well executed both in presentation and flavor. What you get in front of you is a piece of art. The food is a true representation of the nature and produces on the tiny island of Bornholm. It is served on a piece of art as well. The Bornholm based ceramic artist Lov in Listed delivers all ceramics to the four Kadeau-owned places, including SommerPONY, which I checked out this summer.
Have you been to any of the Kadea restaurants? Or the PONY restaurants? Feel free to comment on your experience below.