Alabama Social

The full lowdown for 2017: We welcome new restaurants and relocate others

The full lowdown for 2017: We welcome new restaurants and relocate others

Families come in all shapes and sizes. At Madklubben we’re a family of restaurants serving up great food at fair prices and that family is facing a bulk of exciting changes in 2017. Some restaurants are moving from one place to another, while no less than three brand new concepts in Copenhagen have been announced.

Catch up on all the tasty details right here:

Gran Torino: Our Italian crowd favorite closed at its current location by the end of 2016. On February 3rd the restaurant will open right next door in a more intimate setting at Sortedam Dossering number 5.

Madklubben Nørrebro: Our newest Madklubben branch will move into the space previously occupied by Gran Torino at Sortedam Dossering number 7C. This bustling urban eatery will open its doors on January 30th. Book your table here.

Hanzō: The Pan-Asian success will have its last opening day at Sortedam Dossering number 5 on January 21st. The location will be taken over by Italian sister restaurant Gran Torino, while Hanzō moves to a new and undisclosed venue in the city center during spring 2017.

L’Animal: As a passion project stretching beyond the everyday realm of the Madklubben family our CEO and founder Anders Aagaard will open an all day café named L’animal together with former Michelin restaurateur and current TV chef Thomas Herman on Værnedamsvej number 14 in Vesterbro in the spring of 2017.

Bazaar: As if we didn’t have enough exciting projects on our plate come April or May we will also open a Middle Eastern restaurant in the heart of Copenhagen. The exact location is still to be announced, but Bazaar will feature a wide array of delicacies from the Moorish, Arabic and Mediterranean cuisines.

See our opening times during Christmas and New Year’s

See our opening times during Christmas and New Year’s

Christmas is right around the corner and on the other side of the street waits 2017. At Madklubben’s restaurants we look forward to relax with friends and family during the holidays just as we will need a bit of time to sleep off the hangovers from New Year’s Eve. While some need a little more rest, others open again already on January the 1st.

Check the list below to get a full overview of the opening hours at all of our nine restaurants and one cocktail bar. In the days before and after the listed dates we are open as normal unless otherwise is stated .

From all of us at Madklubben to all of you: A very merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

Madklubben Vesterbro:

December 23rd: Open
December 24th: Closed
December 25th: Open
December 26th: Open
December 27th: Open
December 28th: Open
December 29th: Open
December 30th: Open
December 31st: New Year’s Dinner – sold out!
January 1st: Open with a special hangover menu
January 2nd: Open
January 3rd: Open

Madklubben Bistro-de-Luxe:

December 23rd: Open
December 24th: Closed
December 25th: Closed
December 26th: Closed
December 27th: Open
December 28th: Open
December 29th: Open
December 30th: Open
December 31st: New Year’s Dinner – sold out!
January 1st: Closed
January 2nd: Closed
January 3rd: Closed

Madklubben Steak:

December 23rd: Open
December 24th: Closed
December 25th: Closed
December 26th: Closed
December 27th: Open
December 28th: Open
December 29th: Open
December 30th: Open
December 31st: New Year’s Dinner – sold out!
January 2nd: Closed
January 3rd: Open

Bistro Royal:

December 23rd: Open
December 24th: Closed
December 25th: Closed
December 26th: Closed
December 27th: Open for lunch and dinner. No breakfast.
December 28th: Open for lunch and dinner. No breakfast.
December 29th: Open for lunch and dinner. No breakfast.
December 30th: Open for lunch and dinner. No breakfast.
December 31st: Open from 11 am to 3 pm. New Year’s Dinner – sold out!
January 1st: Closed
January 2nd: Open
January 3rd: Open

Steak Royal:

December 23rd: Open
December 24th: Closed
December 25th: Closed
December 26th: Closed
December 27th: Open
December 28th: Open
December 29th: Open
December 30th: Open
December 31st: New Year’s Dinner – sold out!
January 1st: Closed
January 2nd: Closed
January 3rd: Open

 Tony’s:

December 23rd: Open
December 24th: Closed
December 25th: Closed
December 26th: Closed
December 27th: Open
December 28th: Open
December 29th: Open
December 30th: Open
December 31st: New Year’s Dinner – sold out!
January 1st: Closed
January 2nd: Open
January 3rd: Open

Hanzō:

December 23rd: Open
December 24th: Closed
December 25th: Closed
December 26th: Closed
December 27th: Open
December 28th: Open
December 29th: Open
December 30th: Open
December 31st: New Year’s Dinner – sold out!
January 1st: Closed
January 2nd: Closed
January 3rd: Closed

Alabama Social:

December 23rd: Open
December 24th: Closed
December 25th: Closed
December 26th: Closed
December 27th: Open
December 28th: Open
December 29th: Open
December 30th: Open
December 31st: New Year’s Dinner – sold out!
January 1st: Closed
January 2nd: Closed
January 3rd: Closed

Gran Torino:

December 23rd: Closed
December 24th: Closed
December 25th: Closed
December 26th: Closed
December 27th: Open
December 28th: Open
December 29th: Open
December 30th: Open
December 31st:New Year’s Dinner – sold out!
From January 1st and onwards Gran Torino will be closed due to extensive renovations.

Bar Next Door:

December 23rd: Open
December 24th: Closed
December 25th: Closed
December 26th: Closed
December 27th: Open
December 28th: Open
December 29th: Open
December 30th: Open
December 31st: New Year’s Dinner – sold out!
January 1st: Closed
January 2nd: Closed
January 3rd: Closed

Seasonal favorite: The gumbo is back at Alabama Social

Seasonal favorite: The gumbo is back at Alabama Social

If you had to define the creole kitchen with one single dish, gumbo would be the obvious choice. The iconic American stew comes is as many different variations as there are chefs in Louisiana. That’s why we proudly present ”Alabama Social’s Gumbo”: Our personal interpretation of the Southern classic.

Gumbo is the perfect symbol of the cultural and culinary mix that occurred in the area in the beginning of the 19th century. The African inspiration stems from the slaves who would later be freed from their shackles, the techniques came from the French colonialists and the ingredients from local farms and a Mexican Gulf abundant with seafood.

Alabama Social’s Gumbo is made with crab, chicken, crayfish and savory merguez sausages. Everything is served in a stew made from a classic ”roux” spice blend simmered with butter and flour in order to thicken the sauce alongside ”The Holy Trinity” of peppers, celery and onions. On the side you’ll find a roll of freshly baked cornbread as well as a wedge of lime meant to be squeezed on top of the dish.

Three courses at Alabama Social start at 300 DKK and if you want the gumbo as a main course it’ll coast you an additional 25 DKK. Explore the entire menu at the restaurant here and click here if you want to book a table.

Turkey Lurkey Time: Celebrate Thanksgiving at Alabama Social

Turkey Lurkey Time: Celebrate Thanksgiving at Alabama Social

When the ominous clouds of the colorful and crazy American election have dispersed it’s time to celebrate another big phenomenon from the promised land: Thanksgiving. On Thursday the 24th of November it’s not about what divides us but what bring us together. And nothing brings people together like a grand turkey dinner with their loved ones.

Say ”thank you” for a great year, say ”thank you” for the support, say ”thank you” for the invitation, say ”thank you” for dinner. There are plenty of options to express your gratitude when Alabama Social serves up a three course dinner with a turkey main course surrounded by side orders and sauces so numerous that your Southern aunt can’t help but blurt out a ”sweet baby Jesus!”.

This year’s Thanksgiving dinner costs DKK 350 per person and includes the entire menu seen below. On top you can order a tailored wine menu for an additional DKK 250. Tickets for Thanksgiving are sold through www.shop.madklubben.dk and you’ll have to use Google Translate or a similar plugin to translate the ticket website from Danish.

Thanksgiving Menu 2016 at Alabama Social

Pumpkin Soup
Butternut squash soup with crayfish and mussels

Stuffed Thanksgiving Turkey – served to share
Roasted turkey breast stuffed with bread crumbs, herbs, garlic and chili

Side orders and sauce for the main course
Sweet ‘n’ Sour Mash – sweet potatoes, potatoes, cream cheese and sour cream
Cranberry sauce
Cajun gravy
Brussel sprouts in a creamy rosemary sauce
Green bean salad with bacon and apples
Freshly baked corn bread with cayenne butter

Apple Pie
Classic apple pie with cinnamon ice cream

New Year’s Eve 2016/2017: Tickets are now available

New Year’s Eve 2016/2017: Tickets are now available

Wan’t to dine out on the last night of the year? Then look no further, because all of our restaurants are open for New Year’s Eve. Theres something for everyone and the prices span from DKK 500 to DKK 1.400 per person. While some of our restaurants let you pick and choose your own beverages others have gone the extra mile to tailor an elegant wine pairing as a part of the package.

Click the name of each restaurant below to see the menu in English.

Click the “SHOP” link underneath a restaurant name in order to be redirected to our online store where you can purchase your tickets.

The webshop is only available in Danish, so we recommend that you use the Google Translate plugin or a similar service to translate the page in real time.

Or click here to get the complete overview of the different price levels at our restaurants for New Year’s Eve.

Madklubben Bistro-de-Luxe
SHOP

Madklubben Steak
SHOP

Madklubben Vesterbro
SHOP

Bistro Royal
SHOP

Steak Royal
SHOP

Tony’s
SHOP

Alabama Social
SHOP

Hanzō
SHOP

Gran Torino
SHOP

Bar Next Door – our cocktail bar in Nørrebro will be transformed into an elegant restaurant with 40 seats for New Year’s Eve.
SHOP

The rumors are true: Alabama Social’s ”Dirty Southern Brunch” is back!

The rumors are true: Alabama Social’s ”Dirty Southern Brunch” is back!

Photo: HolstFoto

Get ready for a greasy yet culinary weekend treat. Following a spring and summer with a focus on a slightly lighter breakfast cuisine Alabama Social’s ”Dirty Southern Brunch” is now ready for a comeback. Just in time for the dark months characterized by cold, wet weather. As we say: Why buy a winter jacket when you can develop one through eating?

The lavish brunch is inspired by comfort food from the American deep South and became quite the success last season. We can’t wait to treat our guests to the family style brunch served to share at a fair DKK 200 again.

Dirty Southern Brunch is on the menu every Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 3 pm and consists of no less than four hearty dishes. Check the entire menu below and book your table for weekend brunch Alabama Social right here.

Dirty Southern Brunch:

Bread ’n’ spread
Grilled bread with honey ricotta & thyme
Served with avocado compote & Pico de gallo-salsa (tomatoes, cilantro, lime & onion)

Bangin’ scramble
Scrambled eggs, BBQ ribs & pan seared chorizo sausages

Chicken ’n’ Waffle
Belgian style waffle with fried chicken, yogurt sauce, mint & barbecue

Buttermilk pancakes
Served with syrup, nuts & vanilla ice cream

Planning a Christmas party? Find the perfect match among our 9 restaurants

Planning a Christmas party? Find the perfect match among our 9 restaurants

Are you in charge of arranging the office Christmas dinner? Taking the friends out for crispy pork with gravy? Or does your whole family simply have a tradition of dining out in December?

Then you can definitely find a restaurant within the Madklubben family that will cater to your needs. Whether you’re looking for classic comfort food with roast and potatoes or your guests crave a tasty holiday detour to Asia, Italy or The United States where ready to wrap you in a blanket of ”hygge” (click here to read the definition of Danish ”hygge”).

Get the complete lowdown on all of our Christmassy group menus starting November 8th right here. They’re all designed for groups of 10 guests or more.

If you want to know a bit more about what each of our 9 restaurants has to offer then take a look at this guide below:

Madklubben Bistro-de-Luxe: Classic dishes reinterpreted as elegant servings in ditto surroundings.

Madklubben Vesterbro: Evergreens and creative newcomers served in a cool urban setting.

Madklubben Steak: A Christmas fairytale for steak lovers set in the heart of historic Copenhagen.

Bistro Royal: A full blown classy restaurant close to Nyhavn serving up classic, tasty compositions.

Steak Royal: The steaks take center stage when Steak Royal by City Hall gets in a Christmas mood.

Tony’s: Mix and match your own 3 course Christmas dinner packed with Italian delicacies.

Gran Torino: Take a Christmas break and dig into the pizzas and pastas at our hip Nørrebro eatery.

Hanzō: An Asian taste journey for those set on enjoyning a thoroughly different Christmas dinner.

Alabama Social: Christmas like deep down south sporting comfort food made with love and elegance.

Alabama Social now serves up breakfast on weekdays

Alabama Social now serves up breakfast on weekdays

Wakey, wakey eggs and bakey! Our American eatery Alabama Social, which is located right by ”The Lakes” in the vibrant neighborhood of Nørrebro has news to share. The chefs got up early and created a brand new breakfast menu for the weekdays to compliment our popular brunch menu served on Saturdays and Sundays.

From Monday to Friday between 8 and 11 am we now serve up a breakfast selection that mixes the very best from Europe and the US. Dig into an avocado sandwich topped with a soft boiled organic egg, enjoy crispy bacon, juicy sausages, matured cheeses, “skyr” yogurt with fresh berries and a wide array of baked good ranging from flaky golden croissants to rye bread and toasted bagels with whipped butter.

It’s up to you to compose your own perfect breakfast menu and the individual dishes start at a mere 20 DKK. Take a look at the full menu here.

What are you waiting for? Text your friends, invite you business connection out for an early meeting or simply drop by yourself for a great cup of coffee and a home-cooked breakfast. We can’t wait to see you at Alabama Social!

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Festival food porn: Check out our dishes for Roskilde 2016

Festival food porn: Check out our dishes for Roskilde 2016

Last week we presented the team for our forthcoming culinary adventure at northern Europe’s largest music festival; a team made up of employees from all of Madklubben’s restaurants in Copenhagen. Now we’re also proud to show you exactly what they will be creating serving to the hungry festival goers.

Steak ’n’ Béarnaise Sandwich – DKK 65

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At several of our restaurants the classic steak béarnaise is king. So naturally there was no doubt that the combination of tender beef and creamy béarnaise had to be turned into a festival favorite. Get ready for a toasted brioche bun filled with organic Danish beef, warm béarnaise, romaine lettuce, tomatoes and onion. The perfect dish for your hangovers!

Pearl barley risotto with summer veggies – DKK 35/55

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Whether you live a full on vegetarian lifestyle or simply want to cut back on your meat consumption in order to help the environment our summer risotto will keep you asking for more. A creamy mixture of pearl barley, parmesan and Danish ”hay cheese” accompanied by broccoli, asparagus, carrots and radishes. Just a little bit hungry? Then go for half a portion for DKK 35. Otherwise go all in with a full portion for DKK 55.

Buttermilk ”koldskål” with an elderflower twist – DKK 30

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In the Food Court area, where we are located, you are only allowed to make two different dishes plus a little side dish if you just can’t help it. And of course we can’t, so we made something to serve on those warm summer days, for breakfast or for dessert: A classic ”koldskål” made from chilled and organic buttermilk mixed with a note of blooming elderflowers. Don’t forget to top the delicious milk ”soup” with our homemade granola with freeze dried raspberries.

Hungry? The come meet us at Roskilde Festival 2016. Se where and when to find us here:

Where: Madklubben is located in the Food Court right by the Gloria stage and Art Zone.

When: Wednesday the 29th of June from 5 pm to 1 am, Thursday the 30th of June, Friday the 1st of July and Saturday the 2nd of July from 10 am to 4 am.

How: Pay with credit card, MobilePay or Swipp. No cash accepted.

Guide: Combine your dinner with a traditional Midsummer’s Eve bonfire

Guide: Combine your dinner with a traditional Midsummer’s Eve bonfire

Thursday the 23rd of June marks Midsummer’s Eve in Denmark and according to tradition people of all ages will flock to large bonfires and sing songs with their friends and family. Don’t miss out on this thoroughly Danish tradition: Check out our guide to where you can find a bonfire near every single one of Madklubben’s restaurants and bars.

City Centre:

Whether you’re going for classic dishes at Bistro Royal, modern cooking with French and Nordic roots at Madklubben Bistro-de-Luxe or rustic Italian fare at Tony’s the most impressive bonfire will take place at historic Nyhavn. The fire is lit at 10 pm and will be floating on a pram in the middle of the harbour.

If you’re on the lookout for delicious steaks, then head to newly refurbished Madklubben Steak in Pilestræde or elegant Steak Royal by City Hall. After dinner take a 5-10 minute stroll to the lush Ørsted Park right by Nørreport Station. Here you will find another floating fire in the middle of the lake starting at 10 pm.

Steak Royal is also located close to renowned amusement park Tivoli Gardens in the beginning of the Vesterbro neighborhood. Here the bonfire will start at 9:30 pm but remember that you have to pay an entry fee to the park.

Vesterbro:

Sit down for dinner at our vast urban eatery Madklubben Vesterbro located in the heart of the vibrant city district. Being one of the densest urban environments in Copenhagen you have to walk a bit in order to find the open and inviting Enghaveparken. Here they have no less than two different fires on the programme: One for the kids starting at 6 pm and a big one for the grownups beginning at 9 pm.

Nørrebro:

Come visit one of our three restaurants right on the bank of the manmade lakes separating the city centre from the bustling and multi-ethnic district of Nørrebro. Alabama Social serves up American soul food, while Hanzō dishes the delights on the Pan Asian Kitchen and Gran Torino prepares and Italian feast for all budgets.

Once you’ve downed your dinner walk no further than to the waterfront where two different bonfires will take place: One at Kaffesalonen near Dronning Louises Bridge starting at 10 pm and another at Sølund Care Center and Fredensbro kicking off already at 8:45 pm.

If you get thirsty from all the smoke and flames our popular cocktail pusher in Nørrebro, Bar Next Door, will be open until midnight. We wish you and you loved ones a wonderful Midsummer’s Eve and look forward to welcoming you at one of Madklubben’s restaurants.