Newsletter 06
April 2010



On Tuesday 4 May, the Italian restaurant IL DONA will offer great wine on the menu when Stefan Jensen from Winewise presents six Italian top wines to accompany Fabio Donadoni's eight course gourmet dinner. Since opening in September 2009, Il Dona focused on building a wine list made of natural wines, as they are an obvious extension of Fabio Donadoni's (former chef at Era Ora) new kitchen. Il Dona is inspired by Italian dishes and works with a rustic and green cuisine, which includes both Nordic raw materials and healthy products. Together with Il Dona's sommelier, Katrine Giorgio, Stefan Jensen will present some of the most ambitious natural wine producers and once and for all remove all prejudices that natural wines are not as good as conventionally grown wines. Guests will be able to taste natural wines from Paolo Bea Montefalco in Umbria. It is one of the founders of Vini Veri, which is an association where being organic, having natural
fermentation without temperature control and no filtering or artificial concentration are among the requirements for admission. For this special occasion, Fabio Donadoni has created an eight-course gourmet dinner and guests are sure to enjoy a unique culinary experience. You can find the detailed program at

Place: Il Dona, Magstræde 12, Copenhagen K

What: Tasting of high quality natural wines, 6 and 8 course gourmet menu, coffee and grappa.

When: Tuesday 4 May at 18:30

Price: 950 kr.

To register, send an email to Write "Tasting" in the subject line and indicate name, telephone number, and number of participants. You are also welcome to call Il Dona on 3645 3663.

DRIVE IN STYLE                                                                   

From this spring, BMW offers car rentals via its authorised BMW dealerships in Denmark.
Whatever desire you may have, BMW Rent can offer you a tailor-made mobility solution with absolute focus on your needs. There is a wide selection range among the most popular BMW series, and it is possible to rent a BMW for just one day or for a period of up to two years. So whether you are on business in Denmark, you need a replacement car or you would simply like some extra space and comfort for the weekend trip, BMW Rent is able to accommodate just that.

There are many advantages when renting a BMW via BMW Rent such as:
  • Attractive terms and prices
  • Wide model selection range and flexible rental periods (from one day up to two years)
  • Exclusive rental via BMW authorised dealerships
  • Fast and simple online booking 24 hours a day
  • Free choice when picking up and returning the car at all BMW dealerships in Denmark
  • No expenses for service, maintenance and vehicle duty
  • Free mobility in all European countries
  • Insurance included.



RESTAURANT SKOVSHOVED HOTEL is open seven days a week for both lunch and dinner. Their menu is
inspired by classic brasserie cuisine - light lunches and innovative evening menus. On 27 April, they will change the menu. Enjoy, for example, steamed mussels with herbs, crab claws and steak béarnaise. Their summer kitchen is inspired by Nordic light cuisine with lots of fresh herbs from their own herb garden. Every Sunday evening, they offer a 3 course meal, inspired by what land, water and air can supply this season. It includes 2 glasses of wine and coffee for only DKK 450 per person.

There is also a weekend brunch, every Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 to 13:00. This delicious brunch buffet is offered at DKK 195 per person (children 4-12 years DKK 95).

Keep yourself always updated with what's going on at Skovshoved Hotel by subscribing to their newsletter. All year round they have lots of exciting events such as lectures of various kinds, chef engagements, entertainment, weekend and gourmet packages, etc.

Come and enjoy a Friday afternoon in their lovely lounge. They hold Happy Hour from 16:00 to 18:00 on all drinks. Take along your colleagues, relatives or friends and enjoy their delicious homemade tapas too.


Restaurant SØREN K does not only reside in an architectural pearl but also has one of the city's most attractive locations. søren k is named after the world-famous Danish philosopher and writer Søren Kierkegaard, an obvious choice considering the restaurant's location on the ground floor of the Royal Library which of course holds the entire body of work of Kierkegaard, along with a collection of books that go on for miles. This is a building with a unique atmosphere. In September 2000, the new extension of the Royal Library, called the Black Diamond, opened. Apart from the several reading rooms, the Black Diamond also contains interesting exhibition rooms, a concert hall, a bookshop, a café and of course restaurant søren k. At søren k, you can enjoy good food and wine as part of a visit to the exhibitions, a tour of the city, a concert or lecture or perhaps as the perfect beginning to an evening at the Opera or Royal Theatre. Not only does the Black Diamond offer unique experiences in-house, but it is also worth a visit due to its beautiful architecture. Last but not least, the Black Diamond and restaurant søren k are located on the waterfront with a superb view of Copenhagen Harbour. Take advantage of a unique opportunity to explore and experience Copenhagen. Hop on one of DFDS's boats that tour the canals and get dropped off at the Diamond to enjoy a lunch on the waterfront. By late May, the terrace will be open and you will be hard pressed to find a more beautiful spot to relax and enjoy the tranquillity found here in the heart of Copenhagen while being served excellent Scandinavian food by their professional and friendly staff.


WELCOME TO DENMARK               
Founded in 1996, ALL DENMARK RELOCATION are considered pioneers within the industry in Denmark. The Director, Annemette Krogh, is one of 13 Europeans awarded the CERP 3, the final certificate received through the European Academy for Relocation Professionals. The company has also been awarded the EuRA Quality Seal which is based on ISO 9001 process management model. The EuRA Quality Seal specifies the processes and KPIs that reflect the very highest standards in relocation services. They offer arrival and departure services to assignees relocating to or from Denmark. They have special departure services as well as services designed to assist accompanying spouses whether they are working or staying at home. They apply cost control measures. Their target is to save their clients the amount of money equal to their invoice amount over a typical assignment period of 2-3 years. At the same time, their strategy is to keep standards high - ensuring an efficient, high quality service for their clients.

FIND YOUR TREASURE                                         
SPOUSECARE is organising a Copenhagen Treasure Hunt on Sunday 2 May, 2010 from 11am to 2pm. Join them in the hunting of sights and atmospheres in areas of central Copenhagen that you probably did not know
existed.  Everybody is welcome and this event is for both foreigners and Danes, adults and children, so this is also an opportunity to either spend time with the family and/or to make new friends. You can form your own group or choose to be matched with the groups that will be created. Anyone can participate: a single person, couples, families or groups of friends. You will be walking (or taking the metro or the boat, if you prefer) and seeing Copenhagen from different angles. You will be responsible for finding your own way around town and there will be ample opportunity to find a little spot to either enjoy your own packed lunch or to have a bite to
eat at a local café. One factor that cannot be influenced is the ever changing weather in Denmark, but hoping that the weather will cooperate and that there will be a bit of sunshine. Some Danes claim that there is no such thing as unsuitable weather, only unsuitable clothing. This is an invitation to dress according to the weather.

The Meeting place is Rosenborg Slot (Rosenborg Castle), Øster Voldgade 4A (very close to Nørreport Station)  Please feel free to send this invitation to everybody in your network. The more the merrier! The fee is 100 kr. per adult and 25 kr. per child (6 to 15). The price is 200 kr for a family of four (2 adults, 2 children). Please register before April 26 by sending an email to:

A DANISH DESIGN IS TURNING TEN                                

When Blue Fluted Mega was launched in the year 2000, it took the world by storm. The new reinterpretation of the classic Blue Fluted design wrote design history, and is still sold around the world today. This year Blue Flute Mega turns ten, which is being marked with the launch of a number of impressive new items for the popular series, including tureens, stands and cake dishes.

LimitedJubilee editions:
Tureen - DKK 3,200
Stand - DKK 1,299
Cake plate - DKK 999

Visit The ROYAL COPENHAGEN Flagship Store at Amagertorv 6 to get a closer look at Blue Fluted Mega and the many other beautiful porcelain products.



If you are pregnant or a new mother and your Danish is not up to scratch, you can take classes in English at FAMILIESKOLEN in Nørrebro. They offer pregnancy yoga, postnatal yoga, babybics mother and baby, antenatal classes and pregnancy NIA.

Also, in Week 20, they will start new classes including aquatic gymnastics for both before and after birth as well as yoga in water for pregnant women. The teacher Sue Allingham teaches mostly in Danish but she is English and was qualified in England. The classes will take place in a private swimming pool in Hellerup, at