Cofoco

COFOCO

Abel Cathrines Gade 7

1654 København

Denmark

www.cofoco.dk

Overall rating: 7.5/10

Date of visit: August 2011

 

I have been to Cofoco twice, and both times I was quite happy with the food.

Their concept is fairly simple, but can still cause a bit of frustrations: Choose four dishes from a list for a fixed price, or chose as many dishes as you like a la carte and pay one price per dish (all dishes are the same price). Of course, this is a business, so they usually don’t include all the dishes I want in the four dish menu.

Both times, there were a few misses (for instance the first time the celeriac was extremely salty, and next time the apples and pears in the dessert had no flavour. ), but overall I was very happy with the food – especially considering the price: You pay either 85 kroner per dish or 295 kroner for four dishes from their list. Anybody who have been to top restaurants in Copenhagen know the price level here (usually minimum around €100 + wine for a Michelin star dinner). Due to portion size, three to four dishes seems appropriate. The food is a mix between traditional Danish and modern French, and it’s both creative, elegant, flavourful, well-cooked and nicely presented.

I particularly remember veal with pears being terribly good, and the cod was simply perfectly cooked.

Although the food is not up to the standards of Kokkeriet, AOC, and Herman, it’s definitely a place I would come back to, and I like Cofoco better than the Michelin restaurants Era Ora and Grønbech & Churchill (my reviews are also on here). I was also at the Michelin restaurant Relæ shortly after they opened (around a year and a half before they received their star, so maybe it’s completely different now), and I liked Cofoco a hell of a lot more than Relæ (which was only interesting – not good). Although Cofoco is not quite Michelin star level to me, they deserve a Bib Gourmand.

Jeg har været på Cofoco to gange, og begge gange var jeg godt tilfreds med maden.

Konceptet er rimelig enkelt, men kan dog volde lidt frustrationer: Man kan vælge fire retter fra en liste til en fast pris, eller man kan vælge så mange retter, som man vil, a la carte og betale per ret (alle retter koster det samme). Restauranten er selvfølgelig en forretning, så de retter, jeg helst ville have, var selvfølgelig ikke alle sammen med i menuen på fire retter.

Begge gange var der et par retter eller elementer i en ret, der var lidt kiksede (f.eks. var knoldsellerien den første gang umanerlig salt, og anden gang havde pærerne og æblerne i desserten ingen smag overhovedet. Det var ikke sæson for de danske af slagsen, så de burde have lavet en hel anden ret), men overordnet var jeg rigtig godt tilfreds med maden – især når man ser på prisen: Man betaler enten 85 kroner per ret eller 295 kroner for fire retter fra en liste. Alle, der har været på Københavns toprestauranter, kender prisniveauet her (oftest minimum ca. 700-800 kroner + vin for en Michelin-middag). Når man ser på portionsstørrelsen, er tre til fire retter passende. Maden er en blanding af traditionel dansk mad og moderne fransk, og maden er både kreativ, elegant, smagsfuld, vellavet og flot anrettet.

Jeg husker især, at kalvemørbrad med pærer var frygteligt godt, og at torsken var intet mindre end perfekt tilberedt.

Selvom maden ikke er på niveau med Kokkeriet, AOC og Herman, vil jeg helt sikkert gerne spise på Cofoco igen, og jeg kan bedre lide Cofoco end Michelin-restauranterne Era Ora og Grønbech & Churchill (mine anmeldelser er også herpå). Jeg var også på Michelin-restauranten Relæ, kort efter de åbnede (omkring halvandet år før de fik deres stjerne, så måske er maden helt anderledes derinde nu), og jeg syntes, at Cofoco var væsentligt bedre end Relæ (som var mere interessant end godt). Selvom Cofoco ikke helt er på Michelinstjerne-niveau for mig, fortjener de helt klart en Bib Gourmand.

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