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Escargot, Evian and Edith Piaf: I feel love every time
Calling all Francophiles! Do you love escargot, croque-monsieur and goat’s cheese? Have a passion for pinot? Or maybe you have a crush on Juliette Binoche, Marion Cotillard or Gerard Depardieu (no judgement)? Then throw on your beret and make your way to the waterfront paradise Docken in Østerbro this week for a four-day celebration featuring French cuisine and culture. The food and wine fair promises to fill your belly, satisfy your palate and give a few lucky Francophiles the chance to visit the fanciful country itself. Famed French companies like Air France, Renault, Pernod Ricard and Evian, mixed with the lesser-known Fermob, Luberon and Jabeco Wine, promise to bring the best of France to Copenhagen.
Madfrafrankrig (foodfromfrance) kicks off the fair on Thursday with a ‘vins de Loire’ wine tasting – something you can do a lot of throughout the four days, as there will be tastings put on by a multitude of distributors taking place each day. For those who are more into ale than asti, ølagenterne (the beer agents) are likewise holding daily beer tastings by Brasserie du Mont-Blanc, as well as samples from Kronenbourg. Not everyone is able to handle their drink like a Frenchman, so make sure you try out some of the delicious treats on offer, from gourmet treats from COQ & KO and Le Gourmand, to the most essential of French staples: croissants and baguettes from Le DufFrench. Maison Papillon is serving pâté on Thursday and almond cake on Sunday, while you can indulge in fish delicacies on Friday, not to mention Castaing rillettes on Saturday. You may even secure a Michelin-star meal for yourself and a friend, as Scanvik, a Michelin Travel Partner, is running a contest in which you can win a gift card to dine out at a Michelin-starred Danish restaurant.
If you can tear yourself away from all the drinks and food for long enough to enter the raffles, you could find yourself walking away with a trip to France. Try your luck at the Air France wheel of fortune, which is giving out airline tickets each day, or win a trip to the Corsican sands. Or alternately console your loss over a glass of champagne at the exclusive a capella concert featuring Corsican singers.
Docken, Færgehavnsvej 35 Cph Ø; starts Thu (Nov 1), ends Sun, open Thu 14:00-20:00, Fri & Sat 11:00-20:00, Sun 11:00-18:00; tickets 175kr; www.franskaffaere.dk