Copenhagen Cooking Festival takes place this year from 21st – 30th August and our stomachs are producing a deep rumble at the mere thought of this period of great eats.
There are a ton of things to do – some of them free – so we encourage you to explore the full program. For easy searching, download their app:
Here’s a small taste (ha!) of what’s on:
We had the opportunity to pre-taste this menu and, trust us, it’s worth the ticket (and then some). The setting is the charming Restaurant Kronborg in the city center, a lovely place to experience traditional Danish cooking.
You get a fabulous herring dish, pan-fried XX, steak tartare with a runny egg yolk on top, cheese with fruit compote and a perfect cocoa-dusted chocolate truffle to end the meal. Plus schnapps and beer throughout. It’s…kind of perfect. Highly recommended!
1211 København K
August 21st & 22nd, 1st seating 12:00 – 1:45 pm. 2nd seating 2:15 – 4:00 pm
August 28th & 29th, 1st seating 12:00 – 1:45 pm. 2nd seating 2:15 – 4:00 pm
Ticket price: 249 DKK
You know what they say: buy a man a flødeboller and he eats for 1.5 minutes. Teach a man to make flødeboller and he will be on a sugar high for a lifetime. A great thing to do with a friend who has a sweet-tooth! Plus you get to taste the other goodies at Social Foodies, like their homemade ice cream. At the end, you’ll take home the 8 – 10 flødeboller you’ve made.
Gammel Kongevej 115
1850 Frederiksberg C
Daily August 21st – 30th, 1st course 11:00 am, second course at 5:00 pm
Ticket price: 190 DKK
Learn how to cook chicken – every part of it! This course focuses not only on cooking itself, but also sustainable practices in the kitchen, such as how to avoid food waste, preserve, pickle and think creatively about your food.
MadMad Mad Bodega
1620 København V
August 24th, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Ticket price: 450 DKK
Learn all about honey production, from the beehive to the jar. You’ll take a tour starting in Bybi’s summer garden and ending at a honey factory. How sweet does that sound?
2300 København S
August 22nd, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Ticket price: 130 DKK
The name of this exhibit alone makes us excited to go! Have you ever wondered what cakes from centuries past tasted like? This cake-table and exhibit gives you the chance to find out. Historically accurate music and porcelain round out the experience.
Ny Vestergade 10
1471 København K
August 23rd, 1:00-2:30 pm, 3:30-5:00 pm
August 30th, 1:00-2:30 pm, 3:30-5:00 pm
Ticket price: 200 DKK
Enjoy an organic three-course tasting menu from Il Buco on a solar-powered GoBoat, sailing around the Copenhagen Harbor. Wine is included. This is a really special way to experience both food and the beauty of Copenhagen.
GoBoat (and in the beautiful oases of the harbor)
Islands Brygge 10
2300 København S
August 24th – 27th, 7:45 pm – 10:00 pm
Ticket Price: 349 DKK
No language; just the sounds of eating!
You should also check out: Free “Cooking Spot” Events at Torvehallerne
There are many events clustered under the headline of “Cooking Spots” and all take place, for free, on different dates at Torvehallerne, the glass food markets in the centre of the city. Events include a coffee tasting at the wonderful Coffee Collective, a pop-up Preserving Class with MadMad Mad Bodega and the Risotto World Championship in collaboration with GRØD.
1360 København K
August 22nd – 29th
Ticket price: Free!
Some events in English, please see each event for more info
Eat, drink and be merry, fellow Copenhagen food-lovers!
See the full program and purchase tickets for Copenhagen Cooking here.
Are you going to any Copenhagen Cooking events? We’d love to hear about it!
Cover image: Restaurant Kronborg