copenhagen: llama restaurant opening

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copenhagen boasts a range of excellent restaurants, and some even with global fame. but despite the high standard of the local culinary scene it could do with a little more diversity as found in plenty of other european capitals. nicely filling the void is llama, the newest concoction of danish hospitality group cofoco. they've collaborated with designer lars larsen, creative advisor jonas hartz, and partners of the big agency jakob lange and bjarke ingels, a dining spot with a south american edge that seats no less than 180 guests. previously a dark basement space, it has now been transformed into an appealing dining spot that has literally opened up to encapsulate the happening downtown buzz. walls and floors are lined clad in a wild mosaic of handcrafted mexican cement tiles, it's very much a playful yet meticulously crafted mash-up of iconic design influences from south america with nordic cool.

black furniture, a vibrant green wall, and brass light fixtures not only create both a spatial configuration conducive to linked experiences throughout the restaurant, but also provide modern visual references of calm and balance. llama features three separate dininge spaces, with the bar as its beating heart. the kitchen is headed by chef duo carsten sand and peter yung jacobsen who've created a menu of delectable meat, poultry and fish dishes. these are heavily inspired by the many regions of the vast continent, but they're also rooted in the tradition of nordic cuisine and at the same time blend in scandinavian products and recipes. location: lille kongensgade 14 [indre by].

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