Scan Magazine, Issue 98, March 2017

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Scan Magazine  |  Culinary Feature  |  Restaurant BØF

Bøf welcomes guests with rustic settings, a relaxed atmosphere and lots of friendly smiles.

Quality, smiles, and juicy steaks in central Copenhagen If you are looking for a quality steak traditionally prepared and served in relaxed settings, you will not be disappointed at Bøf. As the name reveals (‘bøf’ is Danish for steak), the bistro bar specialises in proper juicy steaks, but it is much more than that. Specialty beer, a rustic interior, and warm and friendly service all contribute to the genuine charm of the place. By Signe Hansen  |  Photos: Bøf

With a central location, focus on quality, and a small and approachable menu, Bøf has managed to attract a wide range of guests. Tourists, young couples, and businesses have all taken a liking to the bistro’s balanced approach to quality and simplicity. The approach is not based on a wish to go against the New Nordic trend or vegetarian and health movements, but 22  |  Issue 98  |  March 2017

rather to stay true to original values, as owner Robin Alexandersen explains. “Our concept is not created to provoke, but to give our audience what they want – a relaxed Sunday dinner with a no-frills steak béarnaise. We make what people want without trying to push some kind of concept onto them. That’s also why we’re not called Robin’s steaks or something

like that; it’s not about me, it’s about creating classic dishes based on traditional methods,” says Alexandersen.

Not just steaks While Alexandersen aims to use as much local and European produce as possible, the bistro’s famously juicy steaks are from more exotic parts of the world. “We don’t want to be placed in the New Nordic category. What we want to do is present Danish food traditions and produce, and we use as many local ingredients as possible. But, when it comes to the meat, it’s not all from Denmark but from more traditional meat-producing nations like Uruguay, and that’s simply because

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