Copenhagen (Denamark) restaurant Höst has been choses as best restaurant by Travel & Leisure magazine. This beautiful restaurant designed by Norm Architects and Menu use local, organic and sustainable ingredients for their New Nordic cuisine. The decor is a mix of modern and rural farm style. Industrial lights, rough plank ceilings and tables, windows recycled from an old hospital, wooden cutting boards give the place a unique yet cozy feel. Dinnerware in white, grey and blue has been especially created by Menu. The place is definitely on my ‘places-to’go’ list!
SIMPLY SLOW, a lovely community initiating small get togethers, recently organized a winter BBQ in bio dynamic farm ‘De Stadshoeve’ in Zunderdorp (which is by the way not far from where I live). During this get together the participants learned to make a loaf of bread. They were taught how to knead the perfect dough with just some basic needs: flour, water, sourdough and a little salt. From experience I know that this is all you need to make delicious bread. It is very simple but you just have to know how to do it. In the meantime a warm fire was lit outside in the yard where kids baked their bread on large sticks. Inside the barn glühwein (mulled wine) and hot chocolate was served. SIMPLY SLOW: “Simple life was embraced with warm companionship, honest laughter and pure food.” I just wish that I was there to enjoy this wonderful initiative..
Sunday Suppers recently hosted a Kinfolk dinner to celebrate the launch of their new book (I have a copy and it is beautiful by the way!). Mulled wine was served as well as a crostini of basket cheese and husk cherry jam. The food all looks delicious but I especially love the styling: garlands of leaves, linen table linnen, simple yet stylish ceramic tableware and a beautiful fabric sign and menus. If you are hosting a Christmas perhaps this can give you a bit of inspiration!
To all of you going away this summer, I’d like to wish you a wonderful holiday! For those of staying at home and wanting to make these Parisian-themed cookies, you can find a how-to video here. Aren’t they cute?!
And ‘Joyeux Jour de Bastille’ to all French readers tomorrow (14th July)!