In 2015, we visited my sister in Copenhagen and had the delight of experiencing the world’s most famous restaurant, NOMA. A year later we’ve returned, and my sister has scoped out our dining destination. AMASS. Founded in 2013 by highly credentialed and former NOMA Chef Du Cuisine, Matt Orlando. Like Matt’s previous employer, AMASS is new nordic cuisine at it’s best. Among the differences between the two, is that the atmosphere is little more casual, and getting reservations is considerably easier. The service is absolutely excellent. We had some dietary restrictions, that were not only accepted, but embraced. Like a challenge. They nailed it, and seemed to have fun in the process.
Amass is located in an immaculate, repurposed warehouse. Graffiti covers a good portion of the interior, and it’s hard not to feel at ease.
In lesser atmospheres, the bread is filler and nothing more. At Amass, the potato bread was embraced as a course of it’s own. We absolutely asked for more. So they baked more on the spot.
Grilled Pork with Fermented Parsley, Nasturtiums.
Salted Mackerel with green strawberries, lemon cucumber, and calendula.
Burnt Tea Marshmallow on Coffee Crisp.
Oregano Cakes with Blueberry Jam.
Parting gift; potato and mushroom crisps.
The wine gnome.
The outdoor grill station.
Behind the building, modular gardens abound.
The Panda Resistance.
AMASS, you were wonderful. Now it’s time to hop on bikes and ride around Copenhagen. Denmark seems to have traffic figured out. Walking lanes, bike lanes, and auto lanes coexist pretty seamlessly(unless you consider a tiered curb, a seam- because it is).
Bicycle traffic lights are actually a thing. Speaking of traffic lights; they go from red to yellow just prior to going green, giving you time to shift, then take off. Very efficient.
Now, let’s grab some beers at Mikkeller.