Cofoco is the very first outlet of the successful dining group taking the namesake. Established since 2004, it can be said that Cofoco hopped on the New-Nordic hype, earning fame and success through its good-value menus featuring Danish produces with a Southern European twist. As of today, they over 15 dining outlets across the country, as well as several take-away outlets, a catering division, a consulting venture and more food-related projects.
Located in the heart of Vesterbro’s vibrant corner (opposite to Mikkeller, and close to the Meatpacking District Kødbyen), Cofoco welcomes you with a clean, simple Nordic design and decor. Service here is simple, unfussy, whilst staff are knowledge about their dishes and wine-pairing options.
Enjoy a sumptuous 4-course menu at around DKK275 only – a perfect introduction to contemporary Danish cuisine highlight these keywords: sustainability, hygge and fusion. Danish cuisine’s commitment to using locally-grown and organic ingredients is fairly well-known, thanks to big names such as Noma and Geranium. If you have lived in Scandinavia long enough, hygge, meaning coziness, won’t be unfamiliar to you. As for fusion, or internationalisation, that is something quite new and normally unaware of. If you have been to Denmark 10 years ago, a medium-priced dine-out experience is usually rather unsurprising – meatball, potatoes and smorrebrod – that’s it. Over the past 10 years, a host of good quality restaurants boomed up, borrowing inspirations from their neightbors, and I believe cofoco was one of the trendsetters.
For instance, we have the churros with cheese and onion powder, a hearty snack paired with 2 glasses of bubbles at DKK100 only. It is a creative take on the southern European snack.
Moving on to the appetiser, the Hand-peeled Swedish Shrimps is a delightful starter that cheers up the mood and the palates. I’d say this is a very typical Danish dish with local ingredients. Fresh shrimp is well paired with the quintessentially nordic dill mayonaise, whilst the potato chips add a layer of crunchiness to the dish.
The Mussel Soup with Greek Yogurt and Pickled Gooseberries is a much-needed heart-warming treat during the Danish summer that can be sometimes too chilly and rainy, which is the case today. And yet, the fresh gooseberries reminds one of the sweet takes of the colorful season. A bit too heavy on the salt though.
The main course a pan-fried Mullet with Lettuce, Peas and Lovage Spread. Another refreshing, herbal and substantial course that is representative of the season’s best flavors.
Finally the Cherry Sorbet with Buttermilk Mousse, Fresh cherry Crumble and Raw Liquorice was the perfect way to end the meal.
Cofoco changes their menu regularly; and the place is always full. Make sure you book a table.
Address: Abel Cathrines Gade 7, 1654 Copenhage, Denmark
Telephone: +45 33 13 60 60