Chef Mads Rye Magnussen, known from prestigious restaurants like Noma and Geranium in Copenhagen as well as Mugaritz in Spain, opened a new restaurant in Copenhagen, “Meille” in March this year.
Restaurant Meille in Sankt Peders Stræde serves high-quality food at affordable prices combined with sustainable awareness and traditional cooking methods. Dishes are inspired by season and local, Danish greens and meats.
Magnussen also successfully runs restaurant Mes down at the end of Sankt Peders stræde at James Plads. Like Mes, we will describe the concept as a gourmet light restaurant. There are no a la carte menus, only fixed menus of three or four dishes at 245 and 295 Danish kroner, respectively. The atmosphere is nice, cozy and elegant, mostly new Nordic without being dogmatic.
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For those who appreciate natural wines, the attraction is even a very excellent, reasonably priced wine list with wines at 345 Danish kroner.
Why not start with some excellent snacks bowls at 50 kroner per person? Our first dish consisted of home-made fresh cheese made with buttermilk, was garnished with a crispy salted asparagus and sprouts of radish and green peas in fermented cucumber juice and a spicy bitter beetroot.
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Next serving was mackerel garnished with cucumber and spicy fermented ginger, which gave the dish a Japanese sushi / sashimi-like touch.
The brilliant main course consisted of a nice slice of juicy chicken breast, which had a slightly smoked flavor, topped with fermented rose petals and potato “airbags” with dried cabbage and leaf sticks. The accessories consisted of a chicken sauce, a purée of carrot and potato foam.
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The recommended accompanying wines were interesting and excellent.
High Quality Food at Affordable Prices in Copenhagen, Restaurant Meille reviewed by Tor Kjolberg