10/19/2012

Nimb luxury brunch - Copenhagen

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I rarely pass on the opportunity to eat a good meal, so when I was offered to try the luxury brunch at Nimb Hotel in Copenhagen, I didn´t hesitate to accept.   I had heard about the concept, but never tried it myself. My expectations where big...




Hotel Nimb got to be one of the loveliest hotels in the city. The decor is modern and vibrant, yet cosy, and the service exceptional. In fact, the hotel is so nice that at Condé Naste Travellers also have noticed it. And it IS lovely! We entered from the entrance in front of the Grand central station, and went up the stairs to the first floor, where the brunch is served (Nimb Bar). Above us, big, enchanting chandeliers where hanging, and decorations with different colorful orchids where welcoming us.


We passed the little library, with cosy whiskey-colored leather chairs, and bookcases full of books, before we entered the hall leading in to the room of knights.

The little library, where you can enjoy your cognac or just look trough your favorite book.

The hallway leading into the eating room - the room of knights.
The room of knights on the 1. floor.


The room of knights impresses as we walk into the glassdoors. Big, soft, velvety couches and amazing chandeliers hanging above a buffet that would have been a king worthy. The service is fast and we are at onced shown to our table, through the beautiful room, in front of the fireplace.

Fire in the fireplace, magazines and books in the near approximity, and a glass of champagne... Lovely!



The concept is quit simple: The best for those who expect nothing less! Six courses served in the pace you want them to.

The menu was:


Champagne with oysters naturel & kanapees
Quiche Lorraine with homesmoked salmon
Freshly baked croissants, marmelade, homemade chocolate spread, cheese & charcuterie
Mushroombisque with pickled mushroom & cottage cheese
Egg with sausages from Butcher "Slagter Aalbæk" & crisp bacon

Yoghurtmousse with hazelpraline & fresh berries

Vi startede med et dejligt glas bobler...

The folder says: "The luxury brunch, for the presbyterian who can´t resist - and who can?"... Well not me :-)

We started with a lovely glass of bubbles. It was a new champagne for me, but the bubbles where small, and it had notes of fruit that paired well with the amazing oysters that was served as a first dish along with two different kanapees.

Oysters...






The two kanapees consisted of one with qualsegg on a trufflemayo (yum) on a supercrisp rye bread. The other a thickly sliced beefcapraccio with pesto. Really delicious!

Kanapees


When the kanapees and oysters where consumed, the second dish arrived: Quiche lorraine with homesmoked salmon, with thinly sliced, crisp fennel, creme of smoked chees and a herbcreme with lots of dill.
Again really wonderful dish. Perfectly smoked salmon, crisp tarte and a herbcreme that connected the two elements. The thinly sliced fennel gave the dish some teksture and crunch. Nice! 

Quiche lorraine and homesmoked salmon
Third dish was not so much a dish as it was a mini buffet! The waiter delivered a tall stand covered with homebaked croissants, one with chokolate and vanillacreme (to die for!), different thinly sliced sausages and ham, marmelades, homemade chocolate creme, butter and alongside sourdough bread. We also had a smoothie with strawbeery and banana (so good!!) . The stand was left on the table for the rest of our meal, so that we could snack at it when ever we wanted.


Fourth dish: Mushroombisque with pickled mushrooms and cottage cheese.



Intense, rich and "sassy" with the cottage cheeese in the bottom, as my company put it.

By now, it was time for our eggs and bacon and sausages. In the beginning of our meal, the waiter had asked us how we would like our egg. I wanted mine softboiled, my company wanted a fried egg. Nothing out of the extraordinary, the sausages where good though.



Besides the six dishes being served at our table, there was an amazing buffet with so many different cakes, salads and cheese (sorry, was kinda captivated by the cakes, so didn´t get a picture of the salads, and cheese.)



The apricots where marinated in anise and absolutly lovely along with the cheese!


At this point I was stuffed, but I had to taste some of the cakes. I toke a couple of macarons, one with liquorice with a creme made of brown sugar. Good! Another with a lovely passionfruit creme. So beautiful cakes, that tasted amazing at the same time! Yum.

The brunch was finished of with a gelified yogurt with praline, raspberries and mint. A perfectly fresh end to a perfect brunch. 

The only negative to this brunch is the price, 425 dkr. But when you think of all the goodness you get, it really is a very good price.


If you wanna visit your self, here is the adress:

Nimb Bar (på 1.sal)
Bernstorffsgade 5
1577 København K

Table resevations @nimb.dk or (+45)8870 0030