Archive for January, 2012

DJ Katrine Ring and Yellow Lounge return on 1 February

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012
DJs Katrine Ring and Stephan Bomberg reinvent classical music at Yellow Lounge every Wednesday at Avenue Hotel.

DJs Katrine Ring and Stephan Bomberg reinvent classical music at Yellow Lounge every Wednesday at Avenue Hotel.

Katrine Ring, our celebrated resident DJ,  kick-starts the new season of Yellow Lounge by presenting her cutting-edge compositions and an eclectic mix of classical music, electronic vibes and jazz at Yellow Lounge on Wednesday 1 February, 8-11 pm.

Event: Yellow Lounge – DJs reinvent classical music
When: Wednesday 1 February, 8-11 pm
Where: The Lounge at Avenue Hotel, Åboulevard 29, Frederiksberg
Price: Free entry but you may be tempted to start early with our bartenders’ delightful composition, Yellow Lounge Cocktail 

More about Yellow Lounge
Find more information about Yellow Lounge, the innovative DJ-sessions mixing classical music, electronic vibes and live performances – every Wednesday at Avenue Hotel.

Sean Naughton, Your Personal Concierge in Stockholm

Monday, January 30th, 2012
Sean Naughton, Concierge at Rival Hotel in Stockholm, writes the popular blog The Stockholm Tourist – a true find for fans of Sweden’s charming capital.

Sean Naughton, Concierge at Rival Hotel in Stockholm, writes the popular blog The Stockholm Tourist – a true find for fans of Sweden’s charming capital.

Sean Naughton, Concierge at Rival Hotel in Stockholm, knows his city inside-out, and loves to share his insider knowledge with visitors to Sweden’s charming capital. He writes the popular blog, The Stockholm Tourist – a true find for fans of the city.

(Some of) Sean Naughton’s Best Tips to Stockholm
Sean Naughton writes about his thoughts and experiences in Stockholm as well as practical tips and upcoming events on his blog, The Stockholm Tourist.
Some of his most popular posts are about Renting Kayaks in Stockholm, his take on the Michelin Guide 2011 in Sweden’s capital, and your chance to experience the capital off the beaten path with tour company, Stockholm Adventures.

More Information about The Stockholm Tourist and Rival Hotel
Find more information about Sean Naughton’s blog The Stockholm Tourist, or book a room at Rival Hotel, and profit from Sean Naughton’s personal advice on what makes the perfect stay in the capital of Sweden.
Of course we look forward to sharing our insider tips to Copenhagen with Sean Naughton, should he ever decide to swing by Avenue Hotel

Yellow Lounge takes The Royal Café

Thursday, January 26th, 2012
Yellow Lounge reinvents classical music in new, untraditional locations. The first Tuesday every month the ground-breaking DJ-concept will take the both humorous and chic The Royal Café.

Yellow Lounge reinvents classical music in new, untraditional locations. The first Tuesday every month the ground-breaking DJ-concept will take the both humorous and chic The Royal Café.

DJ Katrine Ring and her posse of young, upcoming musicians introduce the pioneering Yellow Lounge-concept in the funky baroque setting at The Royal Café.
The celebrated DJ and Yellow Lounge take The Royal Café the first Tuesday every month.

Event: Yellow Lounge with DJ Katrine Ring and select musicians
When: Tuesday 7 February from 7-10 pm – with harpist Emma Poulsen
Tuesday 6 March – from 7-10 pm – with double bass player Andy Benz
Tuesday 3 April at 7-10 pm – with flutist Christina Lauridsen
Where: The Royal Café, Amagertorv 6, Copenhagen K
Tickets: Entry to Yellow Lounge at The Royal Café is free, ensure your place by sending an email to info@theroyalcafe.dk

More Information about The Royal Café and Yellow Lounge
Find more information about The Royal Café and stay updated via their fan page on Facebook.
Find more information about Yellow Lounge or enjoy the innovative DJ sessions every Wednesday at Avenue Hotel.

Avenue awarded “Best Small Hotel in Denmark 2011”

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012
”We are very happy, honoured and proud to have been awarded the title “Best Small Hotel in Denmark”,” says Mai Kappenberger, General Manager at Avenue Hotel. She accepted the award on behalf of the Avenue Team at a gala dinner in London on Wednesday 18 January.

”We are very happy, honoured and proud to have been awarded the title “Best Small Hotel in Denmark”,” says Mai Kappenberger, General Manager at Avenue Hotel. She accepted the award on behalf of the Avenue Team at a gala dinner in London on Wednesday 18 January.

Avenue Hotel was awarded “Best Small Hotel in Denmark 2011” by International Hotel Awards in association with Bloomberg Television in London on 18 January 2012.
The five-stars were awarded to a small number of outstanding hotels throughout Europe and goes to prove that Avenue Hotel’s emphasis on the personal touch and the avenue feeling has won recognition on an international level.

The avenue feeling wins International Recognition
”We are very happy, honoured and proud to have been awarded the title “Best Small Hotel in Denmark”,” says Mai Kappenberger, General Manager at Avenue Hotel.
“The prestigious and sought-after award proves that our emphasis on the personal touch and the very special avenue feeling wins acclaim on an international level.”
Mai Kappenberger accepted the award on behalf of the Avenue Team at a gala dinner in London on Wednesday 18 January.

“The prestigious and sought-after award proves that our emphasis on the personal touch and the very special avenue feeling wins acclaim on an international level,” says Mai Kappenberger, General Manager at Avenue Hotel.

“The prestigious and sought-after award proves that our emphasis on the personal touch and the very special avenue feeling wins acclaim on an international level,” says Mai Kappenberger, General Manager at Avenue Hotel.

Gastronomy, Fashion and Design in Copenhagen
“The number of guests who stay at Avenue Hotel for a “City Break” is rapidly increasing,” says Mai Kappenberger, “many of our guests come to Copenhagen to enjoy the city’s unique take on gastronomy, fashion and design.”
The charming and welcoming atmosphere at Avenue Hotel has been created by Architect Mikael Mammen, who has also designed some of the most popular restaurants in Copenhagen.
Avenue Hotel is a member of the unique network Mr & Mrs Smith, which represents boutique hotels all over the world, as well as White Line Hotels, the first hotel network in the world to market its members exclusively through social medias.

International Hotel Awards in association with Bloomberg Television
The International Hotel Awards evolved from the International Property Awards, established 18 years ago, its award winners’ logo is recognised as a symbol of excellence throughout the global industry.
The first ever international five-stars have been awarded to a small number of outstanding hotels across Europe. Winners of the inaugural European Hotel Awards in association with Bloomberg Television were revealed at a high profile presentation dinner at Savoy Hotel in London on 18 January.

More about Avenue Hotel and International Hotel Awards
Find more information and high resolution photos at AvenueHotel.dk.
Or book a room at Avenue Hotel and experience the avenue feeling for yourself…

Enjoy Magnus Hjorth Trio at Avenue Hotel

Monday, January 23rd, 2012
Magnus Hjorth Trio is inspired by jazz legends, like Duke Ellington, Thelonius Monk and George Gershwin. The trio performs live at Avenue Hotel on Sunday 29 January at 7 pm.

Magnus Hjorth Trio is inspired by jazz legends, like Duke Ellington, Thelonius Monk and George Gershwin. The trio performs live at Avenue Hotel on Sunday 29 January at 7 pm.

The young, upcoming jazz trio, Magnus Hjorth Trio, plays live at Avenue Hotel on Sunday 29 January at 7 pm.

Inspired by Jazz Greats
Magnus Hjorth Trio consists of Magnus Hjorth on piano, Lasse Mørck on double bass and Snorre Kirk on drums.
The three guys take inspiration from jazz greats, like Duke Ellington, Thelonius Monk, and of course George Gershwin, whose timeless compositions they pay tribute to on their debut album, “Gershwin. With Strings”.
Magnus Hjorth Trio will be supported by Ludwig Lindell Quartet and DJ Anton Jansson.
Event: Concert with Magnus Hjorth Trio – supported by Ludwig Lindell Quartet and DJ Anton Jansson
When: Sunday 29 January 2012 at 7 pm
Where: Avenue Hotel, Åboulevard 29, Frederiksberg
Price: DKK 50, including one beer

More about Magnus Hjorth Trio
Stay updated about Magnus Hjorth Trio via their fan page on Facebook.
Or check into Avenue Hotel to enjoy Magnus Hjorth Trio live.

Savor Copenhagen’s Golden Culinary Moment

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

Denmark is enjoying a culinary golden moment, with The New Nordic Cuisine made famous throughout the world by Noma, voted the world’s best restaurant for the second year in a row, and Rasmus Kofoed, winner of Bocuse d’Or 2011, the unofficial world championship for chefs.
In February, the winter edition of the foodies’ favourite festival, Copenhagen Cooking, invites you to feast on the very best of Copenhagen’s cuisine and the season’s bounty.
It is difficult to choose between the many events at Copenhagen Cooking but we are sure your palate will purr from pleasure if you indulge in lumpfish roe a.k.a. the caviar of the North, Nikolaos Strangas’ scrumptious desserts or Denmark’s gastronomic gold, ‘Smørrebrød’.

Your taste buds will purr from pleasure when you indulge in lumpfish roe a.k.a. the caviar of the North.

Your taste buds will purr from pleasure when you indulge in lumpfish roe a.k.a. the caviar of the North.

Roe Rally around Copenhagen and more
Grab one of our rental bikes and take an afternoon’s tour to four fantastic restaurants, each serving their delicious signature interpretation of lumpfish roe – and of course an equally delicious tipple.
Remember to check out the other events involving this savory early spring delicacy.

Event: Roe Rally
When: Saturdays 11, 18 and 25 February at 2.00 pm
Where: Herrernes Magasin, Nørregade 20, Copenhagen K, is the starting point for the roe rally
Price: DKK 350, book your ticket – and see the roe other events – at Madbillet.dk

Nikolaos Strangas, the unofficial king of cakes and desserts in Copenhagen, invites you to enjoy a four-course dessert menu designed especially for Copenhagen Cooking - The Winter Edition.

Nikolaos Strangas, the unofficial king of cakes and desserts in Copenhagen, invites you to enjoy a four-course dessert menu designed especially for Copenhagen Cooking - The Winter Edition.

Intimate Dessert Dinner with Copenhagen’s Dessert King
Nikolaos Strangas, the unofficial king of cakes and desserts in Copenhagen, invites you for an intimate gathering round the work table in his kitchen to enjoy a four-course dessert menu designed especially for this one-off event.

Event: Four-course Dessert Menu by Nikolaos Strangas
When: Thursday 16 February at 7.30 pm
Where: Nikolaos Strangas Cakeaway, Åboulevard 7 (a leisurely five minute walk from Avenue Hotel)
Price: DKK 695 per person (including dessert wine menu), book your place at ns@strangas.dk

Our friends at Restaurant Kronborg will challenge and please your palate as they serve a five course menu inspired by traditional Danish ‘smørrebrød’.

Our friends at Restaurant Kronborg will challenge and please your palate as they serve a five course menu inspired by traditional Danish ‘smørrebrød’.

‘Smørrebrød’, The Gastronomic Gold of Denmark
‘Smørrebrød’, better known to the world outside Denmark as open-faced sandwiches, is considered Denmark’s gastronomic gold by many locals and visitors alike.
Restaurant Kronborg will challenge and please your palate as they serve a five course menu inspired by traditional Danish ‘smørrebrød’. The menu will consist of herring, fish, meat, cheese and something for your sweet tooth and be accompanied by choice gourmet beers or wines.

Event: Traditional ‘Smørrebrød’ with a Twist – and Choice Beers or Wines
When: Friday 3 and Saturday 4 February at 6.30 pm
Where: Restaurant Kronborg, Brolæggerstræde 12, Copenhagen K
Price: DKK 395 per person (including beer or wine menu), book your place at Restaurantkronborg.dk

Peruse the entire programme at Copenhagen Cooking – The Winter Edition
Copenhagen Cooking is part of Wondercool Copenhagen
And remember: the perfect base from which to enjoy Copenhagen Cooking is Avenue Hotel

Avenue wins a Prestigious European Hotel Award

Thursday, January 12th, 2012
The inaugural European Hotel Awards 2011 in association with Bloomberg Television have been judged, and we have been informed that Avenue Hotel is amongst the winning companies in the category: Best Small Hotel

The inaugural European Hotel Awards 2011 in association with Bloomberg Television have been judged, and we have been informed that Avenue Hotel is amongst the winning companies in the category: Best Small Hotel.

On 18 January Mai Kappenberger, General Manager at Avenue Hotel, jets off to London for a very special occasion.
The inaugural European Hotel Awards 2011 in association with Bloomberg Television have been judged and Avenue Hotel has been informed that it is amongst the winning companies.

Coveted Award for Best Small Hotel
Mai Kappenberger has been invited to attend a high-profile gala presentation dinner at the Savoy Hotel in London on Wednesday 18 January 2012. Our General Manager will then see whether Avenue Hotel has won a five-star or highly commended award of Best Small Hotel.
Attaining one of those coveted awards is the indisputable evidence that Avenue Hotel is capable of beating some exceedingly strong contenders within the keenly competitive European hospitality arena.

More Information to come
Stay tuned as we will keep you posted about how the presentation turns out…

Calling all Liquorice Lovers

Monday, January 9th, 2012
Copenhagen’s new Liquorice Festival invites you to participate in small, intensive workshops, and join other liquorice lovers when shopping in Denmark’s largest liquorice pop-up shop.

Copenhagen’s new Liquorice Festival invites you to participate in small, intensive workshops, and join other liquorice lovers when shopping in Denmark’s largest liquorice pop-up shop.

In Scandinavia liquorice is considered a very special treat, enjoyed by children and adults alike.
LAKRIDS by Johan Bülow, Grilleriet by Weber and Expo Viva have joined forces to celebrate this delight, and invite you for a sensuous journey into the universe of liquorice at Copenhagen’s new Liquorice Festival (Lakridsfestival).

Explore the Universe of Liquorice
On Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 February all lovers of liquorice are invited to explore the delicious universe of the flavourful treat at Grilleriet, a beautiful restored warehouse close to Copenhagen Harbour.
Guests will be treated to samples from leading manufacturers of gourmet liquorice as well as refined delicacies with just a hint of the treasured root. They will meet enthusiastic suppliers and be able to hear talks and participate in small, intensive workshops, all focusing on the black delight.
And of course there will be plenty of opportunities to buy new as well as old and treasured liquorice products, and bring home recipes which employ the treat in innovative and surprising ways.

Liquorice Festival composes an exclusive four-course liquorice dinner on Saturday 11 February. The liquorice dinner will be peppered with anecdotes, tips and tricks from liquorice enthusiasts and rounded off by a goodie bag full of black delights.

Liquorice Festival composes an exclusive four-course liquorice dinner on Saturday 11 February. The liquorice dinner will be peppered with anecdotes, tips and tricks from liquorice enthusiasts and rounded off by a goodie bag full of black delights.

Event: Liquorice Festival (Lakridsfestival)
When: Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 February 2012
Where: Grilleriet by Weber, Dampfærgevej 10 (Pakhus 12), Copenhagen Ø

More about Liquorice Festival
Liquorice Festival is the brainchild of LAKRIDS by Johan Bülow, Grilleriet by Weber and Expo Viva. Check out the complete programme for Liquorice Festival and stay updated at their Facebook-page.
Or check into Avenue Hotel to enjoy the exclusive liquorice events we have planned for our guests…

Liquorice Festival is part of Wondercool Copenhagen

COPENHAGEN FOOD celebrates Winter

Monday, January 9th, 2012

Danish magazine COPENHAGEN FOOD keeps you updated about food, restaurants and other enjoyable things. Enjoy the January issue in the comfy couches in front of the fireplace at Avenue Hotel.

Danish magazine COPENHAGEN FOOD keeps you updated about food, restaurants and other enjoyable things. Enjoy the January issue in the comfy couches in front of the fireplace at Avenue Hotel.

Our friends at COPENHAGEN FOOD, the Danish food lovers’ favourite magazine, celebrate winter – and the freezer – in their January issue.
Join the foodies as they talk to Jacob and Jakob, who have just launched a new ice cream based on the outstanding vanilla from Vava’u, hunt for alpine hares in the Faroe Islands, explore the gigantic pantry that is Greenland, and much, much more…

More about the January Issue of COPENHAGEN FOOD
Pick up a copy of COPENHAGEN FOOD at your newsagent’s, subscribe to get special offers, and remember to join the community at their Facebook-page.
Or browse the January issue of COPENHAGEN FOOD in the comfy couches in front of the fireplace at Avenue Hotel.

Cover photo by Avenue regular, Claes Bech-Poulsen

Copenhagen turns Wondercool in February

Monday, January 2nd, 2012
Explore the world of music, food, architecture, fashion, art and design in Copenhagen as Wondercool Copenhagen 2012 lines up more than 100 events for you to enjoy in February.

Explore the world of music, food, architecture, fashion, art and design in Copenhagen as Wondercool Copenhagen 2012 lines up more than 100 events for you to enjoy in February.

Copenhagen’s new winter festival, Wondercool Copenhagen, turns February in Copenhagen into a month of culture with gastronomy, design, art, architecture as well as rock and jazz in new and familiar constellations.

Wondercool Copenhagen, Copenhagen’s new culture Festival, lines up more than 100 experiences for you to enjoy in February 2012.
Explore the world of music, food, architecture, fashion, art and design as Copenhagen Jazz Festival, Copenhagen Art Festival, Copenhagen Fashion Festival, Danish Design Centre, Danish Architecture Centre, the rock festival FROST and the winter edition of Copenhagen Cooking join forces and create events within and across familiar genres.

Event: Wondercool Copenhagen 2012
When: Wednesday 1 February to Wednesday 29 February
Where: All over Copenhagen and Frederiksberg
Price: Varies (many events are for free)

More about Wondercool Copenhagen
Find the complete programme for Wondercool Copenhagen 2012, and remember to check out the blog at Avenue Hotel as we will highlight some of our favourite events for the festival.

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