Food for Thought at the Restaurant Marchal

By Rona Berg / November 17, 2014


There are memorable meals, and then there are meals that are so extraordinary, they almost feel like an out-of-body experience. That’s what it is like at Restaurant Marchal, in the newly renovated landmark Hotel d’Angleterre, set in Copenhagen’s Kongens Nytorv (The King’s Square). This year, Marchal was awarded its first Michelin star, the first for the historic D’Angleterre in 258 years, making it Denmark’s only Michelin-rated hotel restaurant.

Salads are amazing, desserts are spectacular (licorice ice cream with frozen herbs, crisp meringue and lemon, pictured here), as is every course in-between. Marchal Executive Chef Ronny Emborg is a sensorial wizard whose gift for delighting eye and palate results in lovely, layered dishes with rich, round flavors like asparagus with nettles, topped with warm buttermilk and a smoked cheese center; and baby shrimp with dill-infused oil, fresh dill, tomato, and frozen cream topping.

Chef Emborg trained in some of the world’s best restaurants, including El Bulli. He is former personal chef to Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, who, no surprise, will spend New Year’s Eve at Marchal, which is featuring a multi-course Gala Dinner.

If you are heading to the Danish capital, a meal at Marchal is not to be missed. Honestly, it is reason alone to book a flight.

Rona Berg

Rona Berg

Editor-In-Chief at Organic Spa Magazine
Longtime journalist, author and current editor-in-chief of Organic Spa Media, Rona Berg is the former Editorial Director of ELLE and Deputy Style Editor for the New York Times Magazine, and she has contributed to and been quoted in dozens of publications. She co-chairs the Personal Care Committee of the non-profit Green Spa Network, is a Charter Advisory Board Member of the Nutritional Aesthetics Alliance, best-selling author of Beauty: The New Basics and Fast Beauty (Workman Publishing), and is a frequent speaker and guest on radio and television and at conferences around the globe.
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