Lunch with René Redzepi and Landbrug & Fødevarer

I’m basically in Copenhagen every week lately and one of few days in Stockholm I was invited to a lunch arranged by Landrug & Fødevarer, earlier called Danish Meat Association. They had a PR lunch here in Stockholm and had invited René Redzepi, co-owner and chef of Noma, to cook the food. At Noma they focus on food and local ingredients from the Nordic countries, and as René said during his presentation you would for example never find mango on the menu but instead something local. René and his crew prepared 4 dishes for us. All with Danish pork and all very tasty.

First we had savoury aebleskiver. I guess you can easiest describe aebleskiver as doughnut holes or fluffy round pancakes. They are normally served sweet, like this recipe that I’ve posted earlier. These however were filled with pork rilettes and dusted with some kind of vinegar powder instead of the custom confectioner’s sugar.

The second starter was very danish: flaeskesvaer, crispy pork rinds. They had a “Noma” touch and were powdered with lingonberry powder. To this we got a lovely smoked cheese dip.

Next was pickled vegetables and bone marrow served with a very tasty sauce made of roasted ribs. All vegetables were pickled in different marinades. For example the yellow beets were pickled in elderflower marinade.

The last thing we got was slow roasted ribs glazed with hazelnut and mustard seeds. René encouraged us to let out our inner child and eat it with our hands. However I think I and Anne were the only ones doing so :-) The ribs were absolutely the best dish and I had to text my husband saying that I’m now converted. Yes, because I wasn’t that fond of ribs earlier, but these were amazing!

It was an extremely nice lunch, the food was delicious and René was very friendly and had a very nice presentation on Noma and Nordic food. There was also a short presentation by Landbrug & Fødevarer. I still haven’t been able to book a table for dinner at Noma, but hopefully I’ll be lucky one day and until then this lunch will be remembered as a small teaser and preview.

7 Responses to “Lunch with René Redzepi and Landbrug & Fødevarer”

  1. Anne
    February 22nd, 2010 22:43

    Oh, I love that first photo!!

  2. Erica ung fru och tvåbarnsmamma
    February 22nd, 2010 22:43

    Hej på dig, hoppas allt är bra, lämnar bara ett litet avtryck och önskar dig en trevlig kväll!

    Maten ser helt himmelsk ut! Jag älskar mat och matlagning!

    Kram Erica

  3. Pille
    February 23rd, 2010 09:05

    How exciting!! I do hope to eat at Noma myself one day – I’ve heard so many good things about it!

  4. Howard Beale
    February 27th, 2010 15:43

    A magnificent meal the vegetable and marrow dish looks really good! we need more exposure to danish food!
    Thank you

  5. pity
    March 10th, 2010 23:49

    what a lovely menu, i am so jealous now! you must have enjoyed so much, well done, cheers from london

  6. aforkfulofspaghetti
    March 14th, 2010 11:38

    Wow – what a treat! The food looks absolutely gorgeous, and – like you say – a wonderful ‘taster’ for Noma. I hope you get your table there soon!

  7. June
    April 29th, 2010 23:16

    The way of making the aebleskivers in that… I’m sorry “aebleskiver-maker” reminds me of Takoyaki. :D

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