Baest – pizza lovers must go to place in Copenhagen

As I have previously confessed in other posts, I love pizza. Actually pizza is our little secret to a happy marriage. My husband makes home made pizza every Sunday and I am blissfully happy as I eat it. Although I eat the best pizza in the world in my house, we do like to try other people’s pizza to see what else is out there. When we were in Copenhagen we went to Baest, a pizzeria run by the owners of Relae and Mirabelle Bakery. Baest is right next door to Mirabelle.

The pizza is made with local flour and then baked in those fabulous ovens where the magic is done producing an incredible crust and melting/roasting all the organic ingredients to perfection. The wood-fire ovens are custom made in Napoles and I was thinking about how great it wood be to have one of those in my terrace.

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Baest is a laid back restaurant with an open kitchen where you see all the pizzas being assembled and you get to drool as they come out of the oven.

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We found Baest pizzas to be fantastic and we were sad that we couldn’t find another moment to go back again since they only open for dinner. Be sure to book ahead of time since they tend to be full.

BÆST
Guldbergsgade 29
DK-2200 Copenhagen N
Telephone: (+45) 35 35 04 63

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108 Copenhagen – Noma’s kid sister

Noma, which was ranked the best restaurant in world several times, has closed its doors and is currently changing location. The new NOMA will be in Christiania but meanwhile not to fret, René Redzepi has opened a second restaurant a few meters away from where NOMA once reigned, 108. Lead by Kristian Baumann who strives to make 108 stand apart from NOMA and is succeeding. 108 is much more accessible but don’t let that fool you, tables are scarce. Baumann is working with different Nordic techniques such as smoking, pickling and fermentation to products that are all local so that you can really grasp the area’s cuisine. The restaurant serves a la carte so that you can design your own menu.

I was there during Spring Break and I have to say that it was my favorite meal in Copenhagen. It flew to the top of the list. On the one hand 108 is laid back and informal. The service is easy going and know how to guide you through the menu and the wine parring. The decoration has a sort of swanky nordic feel and the food is delicious. The flavors are well-balanced with a kick.

Our dinner:

Radish

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Leeks with algae, I love it when restaurants use algae because it is suppose to be so healthy and I still haven’t managed to incorporate it into our home meals.

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Scallop with sea urchin

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We had the classic Glazed Pork Belly to finish off our mealIMG_0474.jpg

I strongly recommend keeping an eye on 108 and Christian Baumann!

108

Strandgade 108
Copenhagen K 1401
Denmark