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What's cooking in Copenhagen?

16th August 2011 Print

For the seventh year running, Denmark’s largest food festival, Copenhagen Cooking, returns with a more spectacular programme than ever offering great late-summer culinary experiences. Throughout 19-28 August, festival guests will have the opportunity to explore the region’s best produce as well as Michelin-starred restaurant food at bargain prices.

Copenhagen’s annual international food festival, Copenhagen Cooking, offers a myriad of opportunities for visitors to indulge their taste buds, regardless the size of their wallets. The festival hosts around 85 events including gourmet street festivals, food walks, cooking schools, international street kitchens, Michelin-starred food at low prices, the Nordic region’s top restaurants gathering together in Kødbyen (Meat Packing District) and this year’s new addition; the MAD Foodcamp.

Paradise for wine lovers

The festival’s opening event is hosted by Copenhagen Wine Forum, the largest wine event in Scandinavia, running from 19-21 August. This event gathers the most important wine importers and wine producers from all over the world. Copenhagen Wine Forum is a paradise for wine lovers as it offers wine tastings, interesting talks and the opportunity to shop in the largest wine shop ever seen in Scandinavia. The opening event takes place at Forum Exhibition Hall.

Noma’s MAD Foodcamp

New to this year’s festival programme is the MAD Foodcamp taking place on Refshale Island near the centre of Copenhagen on 27-28 August from 10.00-18.00. The founders of Noma, René Redzepi and Claus Meyer, are the principal organisers of the MAD Foodcamp, which inaugural theme is to explore and celebrate the bounty of the plant kingdom. During this weekend, guests will be able to meet the farmers behind some of the region's best produce, attend workshops, inspect grazing animals and shop at a large fruit and vegetable market.

Affordable Michelin food

‘Taste of Copenhagen’ is a recurrent, perennial popular event with Copenhagen’s top restaurants offering special menus at budget-friendly prices. All Michelin-starred restaurants in the city are participating in the event this year, including Noma (for the under 20’s), Kong Hans (for students and under 25’s), AOC, Kiin Kiin, Kokkeriet and Søllerød Kro. Tickets cost 425.00DKK excluding wine, but please note that Noma and Kong Hans operate with an age limit during this event. ‘Taste of Copenhagen’ runs from 19-27 August and don’t wait too long to buy tickets, as they will sell out quickly. Tickets can be bought online. (

Getting there…

Flight time to Copenhagen is just 90 minutes from the UK. SAS Scandinavian Airlines flies direct from Heathrow, Manchester, Birmingham and Aberdeen,, and from Dublin

Easyjet offers good value direct flights from both Stansted and Gatwick.

Getting around…

Copenhagen is a small city and it is easy to get around either by metro, bus or do as the Danes – by bicycle. Just grab a free Citybike ( from one of the 110 bike-racks from the centre of the city.

Save money…

The Copenhagen Card (249DKK for 24 hours) gives you free entry to 65 museums and attractions throughout the Greater Copenhagen Region including free entrance to Tivoli. Furthermore, cOPENhagen CARD ( gives you free transport by train, bus and Metro.

More information…

For more information on Copenhagen Cooking 2011, visit

For information about Copenhagen, go to

For all information on Denmark, visit

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