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Nordic Fare at Geranium

From Our Restaurant Archives:

Geranium was very different than what we expected and what we have experienced in the past. Located in Copenhagen, Denmark,  Geranium showcases its short growing seasons and food staples in a way that had us rethinking our opinions on Nordic fare. Most notably, the Danish focus more on vegetables than Spanish and American chefs. It was a refreshing splurge, one that allowed us to enjoy every course without over-indulging.

Geranium has 21 courses on their lunch menu. Some were 1-2 bite wonders or to clean the palate for the next course. Some electrified our taste buds, and we would have been happy with just that course. We even met a restaurant critic who recommended Relae to us along with many other restaurants across Europe. Here are a few dishes that exemplified Geranium’s perfection in structure, texture, taste and presentation:


Dried Apple with Flowers Ravioli at Geranium- Copenhagen, Denmark

Dried Apple with Flowers Ravioli

Razor Clams and white wine at Geranium- Copenhagen, Denmark

Seaweed and Razor Clam in an edible shell of rice paper colored with squid ink.

In the kitchen with the chefs at Geranium- Copenhagen, Denmark

Kitchen with the chefs. They served us one of the courses here in the kitchen; cep soup, truffle & egg yolk, and were kind enough to interrupt their routine to take a picture with us!

Dill green jelly covered scallops at Geranium- Copenhagen, Denmark

“Dillstone” (Dill green jelly covered scallops) with Cucumber Granita and Horseradish- Refreshingly sweet with  a bit of sour from the horseradish.

Hake in a buttermilk herb sauce at Geranium- Copenhagen, Denmark

Hake in a buttermilk herb sauce.

Hand-size oyster at Geranium- Copenhagen, Denmark

Largest oyster we’ve even seen! That’s Tom’s hand for size comparison.

Brill fish dish at Geranium- Copenhagen, Denmark

Brill with seasonal touches.



Lamb. This was cut and served at table side by one of the chefs and served with juniper berries and herbs.

Pear in various forms at Geranium- Copenhagen, Denmark

Pear in various forms.

The Naked Tree- dark beer, prunes and beech wood infused cream at Geranium- Copenhagen, Denmark

The Naked Tree- dark beer, prunes and beech wood infused cream. Very Nordic!

Lunch and dinner are the same menus, but I really enjoyed the natural light at lunchtime and the views over the park. Geranium is a definite must on any Foodie’s List.


Per Henrik Lings Allé 4, 8.
DK-2100 Copenhagen Ø
Phone +45 6996 0020


**June 19th, 2018 the full list of the World’s 100 Best Restaurants was revealed. Most of our travels are determined by this list every year. These restaurants change their menus 2-4 times per year, so what you see may not reflect the menu of today. Enjoy the technique and creativity of the chef.**

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Geranium was listed at No. 19 in 2018 and is now the 5th best restaurant in the world for 2019. The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2020 awards, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna, was postponed in 2020.




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