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The island on a plate

From beech tree forests to urban jungles. From fishing villages to hipster districts: Nicolai Nørregaard leaps effortlessly between worlds. Despite this, the self-made chef always knows exactly where his home is – a small island in the middle of the Baltic Sea.

This young Dane’s home is called Bornholm, and to taste one of his compositions is to get a taste of the island itself. For Nørregaard, the rugged island is both a pantry and a meditative retreat – the place where he grounds himself and his cooking while foraging for herbs and mushrooms through the forests, coasts and meadows. No wonder, then, that the first Kadeau location sprang up on Bornholm, and just as unsurprising is its location between the coast and a forest, as the fresh ingredients are grown literally next to the kitchen itself.

Since 2011, gourmet enthusiasts have been spared the 97-nautical-mile journey out to Bornholm from Copenhagen, as Kadeau opened another location in the Danish capital. And while Kadeau may call one of the hippest corners of Copenhagen its home, it is still firmly routed in the island which lies 180 kilometres offshore.

But how does this island cookery taste? As fresh as the air the islanders breathe. The absolute regionality and freshness of the ingredients is represented in the colours which Nørregaard uses to paint little masterpieces on the plate. Works of art such as cockles with fermented wheat grains and sea urchins, or celeriac with caviar, wood ants and woodruff.

Bornholm may offer its cooks a cornucopia of meats, fish, berries, vegetables, herbs and mushrooms, but the harvest season is short and the winter is unforgiving. This adversity has proven the mother of invention. Where nature offers up its treasures, Nørregaard uses them to the fullest, preserving the special delicacy of his harvest. Marinating, drying, salting, pulping, pickling – he has mastered many techniques for bringing the aromas of his home to the plates of his guests even through the winter months.

Nørregaard had always had a knack for making his guests feel at home – even long before he became a chef. In 2007, a young Nørregaard returned home from Copenhagen and decided to turn his passion into a career and make Bornholm the centre of his world. And so the first Kadeau came to be.

But it was not long before the Bornholm-native felt the pull back to the mainland and the result of this wanderlust was Kadeau Copenhagen, which was promptly awarded a Michelin star in 2013 and which Nørregaard’s cooking has retained ever since. The second star followed in 2016, this time for Kadeau on Bornholm, proving that the self-taught chef knows exactly what he is doing.

Gourmets can now find out for themselves just how good he is and what an island might taste like when Nicolai Nørregaard comes to Restaurant Ikarus as a guest chef in October 2017.

Guest Chef Menu Nicolai Nørregaard

Snacks

Tomato tartelette – king crab – cream
Yellow beetroot - mussels – yeast
Mackerel – bread chips – pickles from Bornholm
Salmon – fig oil – salted figes

Menü Nicolai Nørregaard

Kale taco – parsley pesto – oyster
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Terrine of vegetables – cherry blossom oil – fermented tomato
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Langostino – walnut – lavender oil – berries
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Scallop – horse radish – carrots – hemp
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Celeriac – caviar – ants from Bornholm
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Aged Danish beef
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Chicken wings “Yakitori“ – black garlic – miso
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Buttermilk tarte – Nobilis pine cone
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Sour cream – plum – currant bush oil

€ 180,00

* Wine Pairings € 135
Please be advised that the menu can only be ordered per table

Ikarus Menu

Amuse Bouche

Menü

Yellow fin mackerel – olive – Romesco sauce – hazelnut
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Duroc pork belly – Treviso – barley – plum
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Halibut – Jerusalem artichoke donut – sea buckthorn – purslane
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Breton lobster – lily root – onion puree
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Celeriac – black truffle – fermented asparagus Beurre Blanc
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Dim Sum of duck – Consommé – fired Foie Gras
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Braised shoulder of veal – snails – parsley
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Green almond – malt – Grué de Cacao
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Strawberry seed oil – dark chocolate – blackberries

€ 180.00

* Wine Pairings € 135
Please be advised that the menu can only be ordered per table

Vegetarian Menu

Snacks

Tomato tartelette – Parmesan – cream
Yellow beetroot – saffron mayonnaise – yeast
Spirulina cracker – miso – pickles from Bornholm
Smoked tofu – fig oil

Menu

Kale taco – parsley pesto – salicorn
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Terrine of vegetables – cherry blossom oil – fermented tomato
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Jerusalem artichoke donut – sea buckthorn – purslane
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Carrots – Granny Smith – horse radish – hemp
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Celeriac – black truffle – fermented asparagus Beurre Blanc
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“Krautwickel” – bulgur – eggplant
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Squash – porcini “Yakitori“– black garlic
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Buttermilk tarte – Nobilis pine cone
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Sour cream – plum – currant bush oil

€ 135.00

Please be advised that the menu can only be ordered per table

Lunch Menu

Amuse Bouche

Menu

Yellow fin mackerel – olive – Romesco sauce – hazelnut
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Duroc pork belly – Treviso – barley – plum
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Halibut – Jerusalem artichoke donut – sea buckthorn – purslane
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Braised shoulder of veal – snails – parsley
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Strawberry seed oil – dark chocolate – blackberries

€ 58.00

Optional
3 course menu with dessert Euro 58
4 course menu with dessert Euro 78
5 course menu with dessert Euro 98
(Menu changes reserved)

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