“Spend the Holidays at Copenhagen’s Historic Hotel D’Angleterre”
By Sandy Zimmerman
(Photos by Hotel D’Angleterre)
The Christmas and New Year’s holidays are magical at the historic grand Hotel D’Angleterre built in 1775. Arriving at D’Angleterre, it is as though you suddenly left the 21st century and entered another time. The Christmas lighting creates a glowing welcome from Kongens Nytory (The King’s Square) continuing throughout the surrounding streets. Over a 1,000 people attend the lighting ceremony celebrated with all the dignity of keeping their traditions alive. As a special added touch, The Royal Guard’s Music Corps, in full-dress uniforms, sing Christmas carols for an evening to remember.
The spectacular finale, the dazzling front of the Hotel D’Angleterre sets the stage with the Nutcracker scene, built into the multi-story façade. Lighting spotlights each figure (See Photo).
Afternoon Glogg, mulled wine as the Danes call it, is served throughout the holiday season. White Christmas Glogg is prepared with snowballs of Marzipan with cognac in white chocolate and coconut.
Beginning with Christmas Eve’s menu, the dinner includes Smoked eel with shallots and seaweed mayonnaise; Poached langoustines with fresh cheese, turnips and pine;
Slow cooked egg with potato and truffle; Duck breast with salsify, green kale, vadouvan and Gammel Dansk; Ris a la mande with cherry sauce
For the coffee: Marshmallow covered in dark chocolate on marzipan with a foam of cherries and liquorice; Total- DKK 850. (1 US Dollar = 6.80435 DKK)
The New Year’s Eve menu is even more exciting: Pork cracklings with smoked fish cream; Baerii and chestnuts; Smoked eel and white truffle;
Fried parisi egg; Sweetbread with endives and fermented mushroom sauce; Tenderloin with beetroot and bone marrow; Fried fromadome montagne with aronia and steamed brioche;
Tarragon soufflé with lemon verbena and crème fraiche; and Almond cake. Total-DKK 1,400.
(1 us Dollar= 6.804235 DKK)
Christmas offers surprises around the hotel for children. They must visit the
Copenhagen Zoo. The Copenhagen Zoo invites d’Angleterre’s children on an enchanted visit to the old garden where the big polar bear and his family recently got new cliffs in their Arctic territory.
Following a complete revamping renovation for two years, the Hotel opened in 2013, in a classic style as a grand palace combining the elegance of the past with the refinements and luxury of today. Known for their royal, celebrity and distinguished guests, the owners, The Remmen Foundation are dedicated to service and kept their standards high throughout the years.
They have 90 spacious rooms and 60 suites, a new Michelin-rated restaurant Marchal, Amazing Space d’Angleterre Spa and Balthazar and Denmark’s first Champagne bar. D’Angleterre is one of the world’s first luxury hotels. As the first Scandinavian hotel, d’Angleterre offers douche toilets in all categories.
Hotel D’Angleterre, Kongens Nytorv 34, 1050 København K, Copenhagen, Denmark www.dangleterre.com Christmas: https://vimeo.com/148215007
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