For Thomas Herman, executive chef at Restaurant Herman, eating is about remembering and reminiscing. His intimate establishment serves up classic Danish fare with a sophisticated twist, accompanied by one of the city’s best wine lists.
[B]How did you get to where you are now professionally?[/B]
I spend a lot of hours behind the stove and by working with many different and inspiring chefs all over the world.
[B]Do you rank Copenhagen among the world’s creative capitals? Why/why not?[/B]
Yes. Copenhagen is such a cultural city within art, gastronomic, music, design and furniture.
[B]The W* shoot is all about Copenhagen shopping – what are your favourite Copenhagen stores?[/B]
Dansk Møbel Kunst gallery
[B]What object/piece of furniture in your home could you not live without?[/B]
My two Spanish chairs by Børge Mogensen
[B]Who/what is inspiring you most right now? [/B]
Old, traditional danish gastronomic updated in a 2009 style.
[B]What advice do you wish you’d been given 10 years ago?[/B]
Don’t smoke!
[B]What’s your secret/favourite indulgence?[/B]
That I’m stubborn and always 100 per cent focused.
[B]If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?[/B]
My lack of patience.
[B]What’s the one thing you’d never change?[/B]
That I’d never compromise concerning quality.
[B]How do you relax?[/B]
With my girlfriend, a bottle of Champagne and a dozen oysters.