Aamanns - Cooenhagen - TriBeCa
Friday night we ate at Aamanns. My husband and I walked in with our two girls (under three) and were seated at our choice of table. By the time we left, tho, they were pretty full. I like the space. Light bright and white. Lots of hard surfaces, tho, so it is loud, which sometimes is just fine when you have kids bc no one else can hear them!
We ordered the four course tasting menu to try many things. First two courses (due to kids, we asked them to bring two at once to speed things along) were mixed smorebrod (open faced sandwiches on rye bread) and mixed herring. For smorebrod, we tasted one with chicken salad (my husband said he thought he could have made the chix salad -- and he never cooks!), one w boiled potatoes, mayonnaise and potato chips and one w smoked fish. They were pretty tasty, if not a little boring. There were two kinds of herring, one marinated w ginger and served w apples and the other I think was creamy.
Next course had steak tar tar on one side and a warm pork pâté w mixed vegetables in mayo on top on the other. I thought the steak was excellent. The beef was airy and tasted big quality. It was served w an eggy sauce and capers and sliced cornichons and potato chips for crunch and more salt. It wasn't really all mixed together and more layered -- and I really enjoyed it. The pork pâté was also very good! I've never really had a warm pâté, but i may try to heat it at home, as it was quite tasty.
Dessert was a lemon mouse served in little mason jars with some crispy things on top. It was very good -- but we had to battle our two daughters for tastes, so we didn't get much!
It was $46 per person for the four courses. It was a lot of tastes, which I appreciated, and none were very big (maybe four or five bites each). I would go back, but maybe for lunch and now that I've tasted, would order off the menu. My husband didn't feel satiated, I think because he's used to eating a big warm meal and the only thing that was remotely warm was the small piece of pork pâté. It was fine for me, tho. Especially on a hot night.
The had lots of beautiful infused aquavit -- but we didn't try any. Next time...