A Wonderful Kitchen Experience @ Studio – The Standard, Copenhagen
Watch the skilled chefs at work preparing your food in the Studio Kitchen Experience!
Another surprise birthday planned for Ian! Knowing that Copenhagen is renowned for phenomenal food and the many Michelin starred restaurants, finding a restaurant which wasn’t going to break the bank proved a little tricky. The Studio Kitchen Experience had received fantastic reviews and the restaurant was awarded a Michelin star only a few months after opening – this was a must for us. This one Michelin star restaurant was ranked in the Top 100 European Restaurant 2016 and is the 4th best restaurant in Denmark.
We have designed the STUD!O Kitchen-Experience as a smaller quicker Michelin experience - Studio
The Studio Kitchen Experience is an hour and a half dining experience, seated around the open kitchen and served with six small dishes of their choosing. Being able to see the chefs cook and plate up the stunning dishes is certainly an experience in itself. There are two sittings available for the Studio Kitchen Experience, 19:00 and 20.45. I opted for the 19:00 seating as we always like to eat early in the evening before going out to other venues.
The Studio restaurant is located inside The Standard on the top floor with beautiful views overlooking the harbour front. If you happen to be seated near the window, you’ll be able to enjoy the night views of the harbour and the twinkling of lights. We were met by the friendly staff and led to our seats around the open kitchen area. Being seated around the kitchen gave it a very relaxing atmosphere. The restaurant is very modern, informal, with seating nicely spaced out and decorated with dark wooden tables and chairs. The kitchen area was brightly lit with it being the main focus of the restaurant. The chefs appeared very calm whilst waiting for the orders to come in.
Ian chose two glasses of Californian Pinot Noir to accompany our meal. It was all very exciting as we didn’t know what dishes would be served to us … oh the suspense!
The first serving was small bites of cep with macadamia nut, pineapple weed and truffle. We were told by the chef to eat the cep tarts in one go. Immediately after popping these tasty little morsels and biting into the lovely light crisp we were hit with the delicate flavours of truffle and macadamia nut which were sooooo moorish. Lucky we had one each, otherwise I would have been fighting over the cep with Ian!
A bright green plant was brought out for the second serving. When I first saw the plant, I thought to myself, oh chives! But hidden within the sprouting foliage, were sorrel leaves filled with fermented crème fraîche and dried caviar. There was a hint of saltiness from the caviar, which was not overpowering and perfectly balanced with the crème fraîche. What a quirky way of serving the sorrel leaves …
Next we were served churros filled with cheese and topped with grated truffle which were luscious and we so wanted more! These lovely little bites were delicious and great way to get the taste buds racing.
The homemade warm fresh bread was soft on the inside with a lovely crust, served with slightly salted butter. We couldn’t say no to another serving or two …
Next up was the beautifully cooked monkfish with apple, leek, hazelnut and light, creamy celeriac sauce. The perfectly placed hazelnut on top of the sweet apple and lightly charred leek paired well with the meaty fish. The dish was light and well seasoned.
We watched the chef carefully carve the duck breast, prepare the sauce and present the next serving; duck with grapes and olives. The duck was cooked medium rare, a lovely warm pink to the meat with a rich and powerful sauce, yet the sweetness from the grapes did cut through the richness. The delicate flowers had a slight peppery taste. This dish was absolutely divine!
Dessert is my favourite part of the meal and I couldn’t wait for what was coming next. We were served apple with coriander and olive oil. This may sound like a strange combination, but rest assured this was exquisite! A thin sugary crisp was placed on top of the coriander ice cream with the light, fragrant apple sauce poured around it. Oh my word the coriander gave the dessert a delicate, refreshing taste and the apple was so delicious offering an explosion of flavours. I could have had the dessert again and again.
We had the option of having tea to end the meal for 65 DKK, but we decided to give this a miss. To end the meal, we were given a soft and fluffy green cardamon roll brushed with honey butter and orange. Mmmmm, absolutely delicious! I’m afraid I don’t have any photos of the cardamon roll … our bellies took over and we gobbled it up without a moment’s thought!
Upon booking the Studio Kitchen Experience, everything except any drinks ordered whilst dining were prepaid with a credit card. We noticed that the wine was expensive; our glasses of red wine were 650 DKK (~ £38 each). The wine may have been pricey, but the wonderful Kitchen Experience was definitely worth it. A menu of the experience was presented with the bill, a lovely reminder of the meal.
The food was simply outstanding, stunning flavours and well executed. The staff were friendly, attentive and we were not rushed to leave when the experience ended. Although this is a quicker experience at 1.5 hours with six servings, the quality of the food is exceptional. We would highly recommend dining here for that special occasion.
Price: 600 DKK (~£70) per person for the Kitchen Experience without drinks
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Have you tried Studio at The Standard? Which restaurant would you recommend in Copenhagen?
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