After searching for “Affordable Michelin-star restaurants” in danish(Billigste Michelin restaurant) , we found ourselves making the reservations for Formel B. Very conveniently, we selected the available reservation timing on their site, and started to look forward to our Friday evening. A staff called on Friday afternoon, and very warmly reminded us about our booking.
We were welcomed by friendly staffs and a cosy ambience. There was about 13 items on the menu, and it was recommended that we had 3-6 courses each. This is what we had, with the choice of fruity white wine (2013 Cheverny,”La Bodice”, Hervé Villemade, Loire):
- Salted Cod with fresh hazelnuts, crispy celery and apples
Didn’t take a photo of that. It was intricately put together and tasted of Spring. Still wondering about how they carved the ribbon-strip-like celery.
- Danish lobster with Jerusalem artichoke, crudité and lobster vinegar with ginger
- Roasted turbot with parsley/garlic sauce and braised veal tails
- Mallard with new carrots, wild mushrooms, elderflower and vadouvan
It was a fatty, succulent piece, lending balance from the hint of indian curry blend.
- Fallow deer with baked beets, pickled plums, chestnut and smoked sauce
Prior to our dishes, they offered to us complimentary starters which consisted of: a refreshing dumpling filled with cheese with probably cucumbers, pork crackling with beet sauce, beef jerky.
Verdict: I would recommend this to any beginners seeking a Michelin-star experience. (That was me!) It was unpretentious, and they took the effort to ensure the service was in English.
Dinner @ Formel B
Vesterbrogade 182, 1800 Frederiksberg C
Price: $$$ – Total bill for 2, including tea: 1070DKK (USD163)
Style: Modern, italian minimal, restaurant
Mood: Romantic, Not too formal, unpretentious
Service: Attentive & friendly