Munching at Manfred’s & Vin
Jærgersborggade in Nørrebro is packed with trendiness and hyped vibes. Behind all the coolness are some really good eats. One of my favorites; Relæ has a brother just across the street. Manfred’s & Vin it’s called. Like Relæ it’s located in a basement, tables are closely placed and the atmosphere is casual.
You can dive into the a la carte or let the chefs decide what to eat for dinner. The menu consists of 4 small dishes per person. If you’re 2 people sharing, you’ll get 4 vegetable based courses, a poched egg each and 2 fish/meats dishes.
I brought a hungry companion with me to Nørrebro and we went for the menu.
Turnip with oysters
The first small dish was turnip with oyster. A very good start to the meal. Crunchy and soft textures, sweet and fresh flavours.
Beetroot with horseradish creme
The next course was rather simple. Beetroots with horseradish creme. The flavor combination worked, but wasn’t interesting.
Next up was salmon, buttermilk creme and söl.
The most interesting course of the night for me was a poached egg with cauliflower coulis, puree, capers. Creamy egg and puree, crisp cauliflower nicely complimented by the sharp capers. Execellent.
Somehow I forgot to take pictures of the following two courses. They were pearled spelt with smoked fresh cheese and radish, beurre blanc with croutons.
The last course of the night was pork, fennel seeds, and fennel tops. I guess the meat was cooked sous vide – it was a bit too insipid for my liking.
There were some really good bold courses with daring flavour and texture combinations and I found Manfred’s to be excellent value for money.
Visited: October 2011
Estimated price: 230 DKK