The well-known food entrepreneur Torben Klitbo has done it again. With his former company, Cofoco, he started something near a gastronomic revolution in Copenhagen. At that time, he served unheard of high quality at affordable prices.
In December 2016 he finally said goodbye to the Cofoco chain, and now his “restaurant quarantine”, which was inserted as a clause in his resignation, was completed. This means, of course, he was in a hurry to start something new.
On Thursday, March 15th he opened the doors to the fish restaurant The Fat Pike, which is located in one of Islands Brygge’s old warehouses on Njalsgade 19D.
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“I have always loved seafood and I want to make it more accessible and popular for more people. At The Fat Pike we serve ample amounts at reasonable prices. There must be value for money, “says Torben Klitbo.
The Fat Pike will not be a snobbish place. “We serve seafood rustically and easily, but we have of course full focus on freshness,” says Torben Kilbo, and adds, “Drink whatever you want with your meal, red, white or cocktails.”
There is also a so-called Raw Bar, in which you can have 3 pieces of Fine de Claire at 75 DKK, Gillardeau oysters as well as tartar. And have a look into the wishing well, the Fryer, from where you can collect soft shell crabs and popcorn shrimps.
The three main dishes (175-195 DKK) symbolize land, water and air; grilled strip steak with grilled red onions and bourbon sauce from the country fried halibut with browned butter from the water and from the air, salivary chicken with creole style hollandaise sauce.
The dessert at about 50 DKK was the season’s crumble pie with ice cream for sharing at the table.
To drink, you can choose from craft beer, cocktails and a wine list focusing on wines from the north and south American continent.
Chef and co-owner is the American-born cook Israel Karasik, who throughout his career has cooked along the entire east coast of the United States.
Happy hour is renamed Happy Pike, and it offers good prices for both beer and cocktails, seafood and pizzas from the wood burning stove in the yard every Wednesday to Friday at. 16-18.
New Seafood Restaurant in Copenhagen, written by Tor Kjolberg