Street Food in Vesterbro
Guests staying at the Savoy Hotel are getting the chance of experiencing first-class food culture when Singapore moves in to Vesterbros Torv. This is between August 23rd and 25th as part of the biannually arranged gourmet festival Copenhagen Cooking that transforms the city into a multi-culinary melting pot.
Responsible for transforming Vesterbro into “Little Singapore” is our close neighbor: the restaurant NamNam. This happens in close collaboration with the Singapore Tourism Board. The restaurant has specialized itself in so-called Peranakan dishes from the Singaporean street kitchens, which are known as some of the best ones in the world.
The tradition of being able to saunter and try some street take-away is well known in several Asian countries. But luckily Copenhageners and other participants do not need to travel as far under Copenhagen Cooking. To complete the picture, Copenhagen Cooking is not just about culinary, but cultural experiences as well.
This year, Copenhagen Cooking is honored to ‘being together’ under the topic ‘social food’. The starting shot is on August 22nd at the Black Diamond. After an introductory debate with internationally known chefs there is going to be richly decorated tables inspired by Krøyer’s piece “Hip, hip hurra” – this year’s featured signature photo of the food festival.
On August 27th and 28th, Claus Meyer is up and running again as the organizer of the quite special food camp MAD on Refshaleøen. Here you will have the change to meet chefs from all over the world, have some small take-away dishes, meet the producers and much more. The thought behind this initiative is that there is a festival needed for food like there is for music.
A well-known part of the festival is “Taste of Copenhagen”, where a selection of the best restaurants in town offers a gourmet dinner for a dime. AOC and Grønbech & Churchill offer a dinner for DKK 450.- and the same do Kokkeriet and KiinKiin, although guests need to fulfill certain criteria. You can order your tickets on billetto.dk, but you should be quick, since “Taste of Copenhagen” is quite popular.
The organizers behind this year’s event are divided into categories, and thereby it is easier for guests to navigate their way through the massive amount of happenings to choose between. There are street markets, workshops, competitions, happenings for children and simply so much more – all to utilize the late Copenhagen summer in the best way possible and provide locals as well as tourists with tasty experiences.