Where do I even start? The last few weeks I have literally been busy every single day and now I have 2 weeks until I leave London for good (or for a while, we'll see). My friend L from Berlin has been in town and so has my friend N from Sydney so I've just had a million and one things in my diary. One of my new locals, The Proud Archivist serves an all day brunch including some great bagels. Will be lovely in Summer when the sun is out!
It's crazy how time flies and to be honest, although I have mixed feelings about returning to Sydney, I know I'm desperately in need of a change of pace, a break from my life. Not to mention I've also booked a trip to Paris/Bordeaux/Nice/Cannes/Monaco and I'm stopping in Ho Chi Minh City for a chance to explore a little bit of Vietnam before I end up home again.
Looking back it's been 2 years since I started this blog to document my adventures abroad and a lot has happened. Looking forward to what's next in store!
So I didn't spend the entire time I was in Scandinvavia this time round eating, I did a little bit of sight seeing as well. The architecture is really interesting, and the difference between Malmo and Copenhagen quite significnt, even though they are so close to each other. It was amazing finding out that the company I work built so many iconic fixtures of the city like the Oresund bridge.
I think I'll have to come back in Summer, when it's not as cold and a little bit easier to walk around!
I think, as my last few posts have been food-focused, you can tell I spent the short time I was in Copenhagen mostly eating. Restaurant Bror is almost a year old and run by ex-Noma chefs so it was really quite interesting to go from Noma to Bror for my next meal. You can definitely see the influence of Noma in their cooking but the style is at the same time very much their own.
They do a 4 course tasting menu and I also tried bull's testicle (!!!) as a starter, which was actually quite lovely, deep fried and served with a tartar sauce. Their bone marrow butter is on point, and I ordered some bone marrow from East London butchers Turner & George to see if I can recreate something similar at home at my next dinner party.
Hopefully I'll be back soon to visit, I think it would be really interesting to see how their food evolveds!
Starting our night at Bar Naturlig Krog & Vinbar, drinking more than a few gin and tonics to warm us up before wandering the icy streets of Malmo at night, and ending up at Bastard for a late late dinner. A brilliant day.