COPENHAGEN, DENMARK--(Marketwired - Mar 12, 2014) - The Danes have enjoyed a long and storied relationship with the sea. It has served as a means to global conquest, protection from potential invaders and, most recently, inspiration for the menu at the Copenhagen Marriott Hotel's Midtown Grill. While the last of these isn't as fearsome as the first two, it is far more palatable, because the restaurant will be featuring, for a limited time, a special menu of mussels prepared in two tantalizing ways.
Honoring the country's rich culture, many restaurants in Copenhagen, Denmark celebrate mussels, under the banner "Blue Gold." From April 4 to 13, the Copenhagen Marriott Hotel's Midtown Grill will feature a creative two-course menu, called "Marriott's Mussels." The menu will begin with a dish that combines the so-called blue gold of the seas with a riot of cauliflower. This appetizer whets guests' appetites for the entrée, a Mouclade in which mussels are steamed with cognac, white wine, saffron and curry before being served with grilled bread and a glass of white wine.
The prix-fixe menu is DKK 220 per person, but the food is only the first part of its appeal. Unique among five-star hotels in Copenhagen, this property enjoys a location along the harbor. That means guests can gaze upon the source of their dinner even as they're enjoying its bounty. And the seaside views create a memorable dining experience, no matter what's on the plate.
Guests who go on to stay the night at this Copenhagen lodging will only continue to be impressed. Each spacious guest room is outfitted with all the necessities of modern travel, from plush bedding, to high-tech accommodations. Plus this Copenhagen hotel is near all the city's best attractions, including The Round Tower, a historic observatory that affords views of the city that are almost as grand as the hotel's view of the sea. It is the sea, after all, that so informs the city's culture and heritage, and Midtown Grill's special menu of mussels is simply the latest chapter in that story.
About the Copenhagen Marriott Hotel
Guests of the Copenhagen Marriott Hotel encounter the same cool sophistication on property as they do throughout the city. Sleek and stylish, the hotel includes 402 spacious guest rooms that offer views of both the city and the sea. Cotton-rich linens, flat-panel HD televisions, air-conditioning, broadband Internet, mini-bars and safes make each guest room supremely comfortable, while the Barrett Massage & Health Club offers an even more extensive menu of ways to relax. For guests who'd rather exercise than unwind, the hotel boasts a 24-hour fitness center, which also comes in handy for those who might be tempted to overindulge at one of the hotel's two restaurants: Midtown Grill for steak and seafood, the internationally inspired Pier 5 on the waterfront terrace. Just 15 minutes from the Copenhagen Airport, the hotel puts guests in the center of all the action. Not only do corporate guests benefit from the hotel's 16 acclaimed meeting rooms, which feature natural light and tech-savvy features, but Tivoli Gardens and Stroget, a pedestrian street dedicated to retail options of every sort, are both within walking distance for leisure travelers. No matter what first brings travelers to this premier property, its many amenities will entice them to return.