An Evening with Höst in Copenhagen, Denmark

An Evening with Höst in Copenhagen, Denmark. A restaurant run by a former chef at Noma. A beautiful danish experience in the heart of the city. Read about out night on The Fresh Exchange.aOne evening we were Denmark we wanted to make sure to visit a restaurant that was a little more adult level. Since we were lucky to have Mike’s parents with us on the trip, we thought one date night out in the city would be completely possible. So about two months before I scheduled a table at a place that had been on my list called Höst, which appropriately translates to Harvest. The restaurant has a gorgeous interior full of classic Nordic touches that compliment their menu perfectly. When choosing a place, we wanted to enjoy some upscale Nordic food and Höst seemed like the perfect spot. Not to mention it was right around the corner from our apartment.

An Evening with Höst in Copenhagen, Denmark. A restaurant run by a former chef at Noma. A beautiful danish experience in the heart of the city. Read about out night on The Fresh Exchange.

I booked an early table since that was all they had during our whole stay. We were their first guests of the night and when we arrived they were just starting the set the lighting and finish prepping for guests. We had the whole place to ourselves so we explored and got to see just how beautiful the space was in the daylight.

An Evening with Höst in Copenhagen, Denmark. A restaurant run by a former chef at Noma. A beautiful danish experience in the heart of the city. Read about out night on The Fresh Exchange.

The menu is very simple. There is a 3-course tasting menu with the option for wine pairings as well as a 5-course menu with wine pairings as well. I was a little less hungry than Mike so I ordered the 3-course and he did the 5-course. The menu is completely seasonally inspired by what is available locally. The flavors are classicly Nordic with a small twist. The thing that was the most surprising to us was just how affordable for high-level the restaurant was especially with the quality of ingredients. It offered a casual dining experience with an exceptional high-end experience.

An Evening with Höst in Copenhagen, Denmark. A restaurant run by a former chef at Noma. A beautiful danish experience in the heart of the city. Read about out night on The Fresh Exchange.

An Evening with Höst in Copenhagen, Denmark. A restaurant run by a former chef at Noma. A beautiful danish experience in the heart of the city. Read about out night on The Fresh Exchange.

Since we had the table for 2-hours we thought we would relax and enjoy the next few hours. So we got our first glass of wine and enjoyed. Along the dinner experience you get some little extras with your order so there ended up being more than 3-courses for me and more than 5-courses for Mike. Every dish was exceptional and unique. The flavors were surprising yet nothing that was too out there. I loved every dish but the beef one was the most amazing of them all for me and I am not someone who likes to eat beef.

An Evening with Höst in Copenhagen, Denmark. A restaurant run by a former chef at Noma. A beautiful danish experience in the heart of the city. Read about out night on The Fresh Exchange.

An Evening with Höst in Copenhagen, Denmark. A restaurant run by a former chef at Noma. A beautiful danish experience in the heart of the city. Read about out night on The Fresh Exchange.

Each dish was beautifully presented and the waiters were extremely kind of chat and talk about each of them with us. They even talked with us about wines and about regions and so on. It was a really warm and inviting staff.

An Evening with Höst in Copenhagen, Denmark. A restaurant run by a former chef at Noma. A beautiful danish experience in the heart of the city. Read about out night on The Fresh Exchange.

An Evening with Höst in Copenhagen, Denmark. A restaurant run by a former chef at Noma. A beautiful danish experience in the heart of the city. Read about out night on The Fresh Exchange.

The night ended with a cup of coffee and three different desserts. None were too sweet or overpowering so it actually was rather perfect. Hands down this was one of our favorite dining experiences we have had when traveling. Not only was the decor beautiful and inspiring, but it was warm, inviting, and (my favorite) locally inspired. To enjoy flavors from the area is one of my favorite things when traveling!

Any of you have a favorite dining experience when you traveled? I have one or two more that are on the list, but this place was just amazing to us.

Check out Höst’s gorgeous site!

 

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  1. My favourite dining experience from traveling is definitely Log Haven outside of Salt Lake City, Utah. Last year, my husband and I went there for our honeymoon; we got to see family, do a modest food tour of the city, hiked a bunch, and explored an area with strong connection to its past.
    Whilst there, we knew we wanted to visit Log Haven; it was going to be our one really upscale meal, and we fell in love with their menu whilst we were browsing around.
    The restaurant sits in Millcreek Canyon, and is beautifully framed by the mountains on either side. It sits across from a little waterfall that drops into a stream that runs down the mountain, with a pavilion that they use for events.
    The restaurant itself is marvelously beautiful, with live music being played (at least, on the day we were there). The food was absolutely phenomenal, and the restaurant endeavors to keep many of their dishes aligned with seasonal offerings, and they work with local farms and artisans to source many of their ingredients.
    Our waiter was really amicable, and talked to us about each of the dishes and the wines we paired. He also talked to us about the great hiking in the area, and gave us an extra parking pass for the canyon so that we could come back and explore the area another day without paying for parking.
    It was a truly wonderful and delicious experience, and I definitely hope we can go back some day!