The other night I went out for dinner in Copenhagen. My original plan was dinner at Høst, but it was fully booked, so I decided on Vækst instead. Høst and Vækst are both part of the Cofoco (Copenhagen Food Collective) group, known for monthly set menus at a good price.
I had the vegetarian set menu with daikon for a starter and cabbage shoots for a main course, while my dinner companion had the regular set menu with mackerel and tenderloin. Copenhagen has really stepped up when it comes to vegetarian options, and skipping meat very rarely feels like a compromise.
My vegetarian dishes were delicious, and the different sauces added some heartiness to what could otherwise easily be dismissed as a bunch of rabbit food at first sight. Greener than green, packed with flavor and full of crunch, this was exactly what I had been hoping for.
I also tried some of my dinner companion’s food, because when dining out, I am the worst. I would taste your food without asking first, and if I like your food better than my own, I might steal your plate if you look away.
We both had rhubarb and strawberries with white chocolate and buttermilk for dessert, which had a nice tartness to it, which you often find in Danish dessert and which I like a lot better than the overly sweet desserts I sometimes manage to order. A nice meal that tasted like Danish summer.