Staycation – Cofoco SPIS Fanø
It’s that time of year again. Copenhagen is nearly deserted – Roskilde, summer house in the country side and holiday destinations beyond the Danish borders lure people away from our lovely capitol. There’s not much summer to be enjoyed here to be quite honest. Summer has graced its’ warmth upon us for just about a week in total since the official beginning of the summer season in June.
Oh well, Cofoco is repeating its’ success from last year – SPIS. Prices have gone up, but it’s still a good deal if you secure “seats” at one of the early or late seatings.
Browsing through the staycation catalogue one destination caught my eye – Fanø. Though by far the least exotic destination, it’s the isle closest to my heart.
So on the opening night of the SPIS campaign we braised ourselves and boarded the Cofoco airline and ended up in Fanø. Fanø is a small island in the Wadden Sea on the West coast of Jutland. Famed for its’ wide beaches, sunbathing seals and picturesque towns it is my favourite Danish vacation spot, and writing this post I can almost feel the sand between my toes, smell the sea and taste the sweetness of the summer strawberries.
Enough about Fanø. Cofoco chose to interpret Fanø in the following way (pics taken with iPhone).
Salmon tatar with cucumber foam
The salmon was fatty and tasteful, the cucumber foam airy and light. They complimented each other nicely. A bit of rye bread crumble added a bit of crunch.
Crab bisque with peas
A powerful crab bisque with generous amounts of cream (I am sure). Fresh taste impressions from green peas and dehydrated cottage cheese.
Lamb with new potatoes and bakskuld
The lamb had a pleasant charred taste. There were little pieces of bakskuld here and there, but the taste wasn’t prevalent . Now, I’m perfectly aware what bakskuld is, how it’s made and so forth, but I am not sure it is average knowledge for all Danes. Our nice waiter didn’t explain what bakskuld was, and I doubt he could tell I knew already. I know things have to move at a fast pace when you have several seatings a night, but a fun part of choosing the Cofoco SPIS destinations is to try something from the selected city/region. My point is, it would have been nice if the waiter had taken his time to give us the detail of bakskuld as that was the most distinct Fanø-ingredient on the menu.
(More on bakskuld here)
Danish raspberries and liquorice
I love the taste of raspberries – in fact it’s my favorite berry. In this case the berry/liquorice combination was spot on. Sweet, sour, salty, creamy all in one.
Cofoco did Fanø justice and I was taken to my favourite isle while staying in Copenhagen.
Visited: July 2012
Estimated price: 171 DKK