Photo courtesy of Per Anders Jorgensen/Copenhagen Media Center
Don’t be fooled by the modest interior with its white walls and simple wooden furniture or by the unfussy approach to food here. Relæ thinks big. Founded by two Noma alumni, it is dedicated to creating great cuisine from sustainable sources, a commitment that’s earned it a place on the list of the world’s 50 best restaurants (at number 39, one of only two Copenhagen restaurants to be so recognized). The menu is vegetable-centric, with such dishes Jerusalem artichoke mousse with passionfruit and coffee or fried salsify with salsify purée and bergamot. There are two menus: The Relæ Menu for 475 kroner ($75) or the Relæ Experience for 895 kroner ($143), with wines an additional 395 kroner ($63) or 685 kroner ($110), respectively.