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May 11, 2018

Baest is a Scandi-chic Italian-style restaurant that uses organic (and largely homemade) ingredients in its pizzas, meat platters and refreshing cocktails.

Like a wonderful marriage of Denmark and Italy, Baest (which literally translates to Beast) is an Italian-style restaurant which uses mainly organic Danish ingredients. Anything that they can’t (or don’t want to) source locally, the chefs prepare by hand on-site or ship in from organic farmers in Europe. The restaurant’s decor and furnishings are understated both inside and out; plain trestle tables out on the street and a simple red awning welcome you in, while an eclectic range of wooden tables sit under low-hanging lights inside. It’s basically Scandi-chic at its finest.

The food menu at Baest focuses on organic meats (usually served on charcuterie platters), freshly made soft cheese and pizzas cooked in the restaurant’s wood-fired oven.  Guests can choose from a variety of smaller plates (the black truffles and the wild Danish duck with polenta and pumpkin get our vote), or can opt to enjoy a selection of sharing plates from across the menu for a set price. Drinks at Baest are as elegant as the food offerings, ranging from Italian-style cocktails (think fruity spritzes and an unusual twist on the classic Pimm’s Cup, all made with organic ingredients, naturally) to an Italy-heavy wine list, which pairs perfectly with the meat and cheese. Beers come from local Danish microbreweries and are the ideal accompaniment to a salty, cheesy pizza.