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Apple martinis again – in Copenhagen this time

The Marriott hotel in Copenhagen is a hotel you don’t really need to ever leave. Not only are the staff great but the restaurant is an excellent place to linger too. There was some very good Danish beef on the menu as well as the usual US fare, cooked in their open kitchen style restaurant, which has a pleasant atmosphere. Clean surroundings and excellent service with a reasonably priced wine list for Scandinavia, where prices are normally outrageous. A nice touch at the end was the complimentary mini barbeque with toasted marshmallows. Well, guess what, that’s Marriotts for you – service and quality like nowhere else.

With lemon and egg white!
With lemon and egg white!

Of more interest to the weary traveler however is the lobby bar.

On the eternal quest for the perfect apple martini we discovered Ronnie in the lobby bar. The waitress in the restaurant explained later that he is the occasional barman at the Marriott. But he knows just how to host a bar that you want to stay in. A sociable barman in pleasant surroundings, good service and a warm fire to sit by – why would you want to go out anywhere?

So we gave him the challenge and he came up first with his own apple martini recipe, which he explained included lemon and an egg white topping. They were quite sharp with little of the usual apple sweetness. Well, they went down so well that we had to also try the traditional recipe from the book!

... and the more traditional look
… and the more traditional look

I have to sat that although I’ve been to Copenhagen many┬átimes, I’ve never stayed in the city centre area before. Mostly it’s hotels way out of town at some impersonal business park. This was a nice change and for anyone who likes Marriotts then this is the hotel bar to try.

Next week we’re back to the London JW where there is also a bar that you want to stay in for a long time!