Copenhagen- Brasserie Degas

Monday was our last day in Copenhagen. We packed up our suitcases, checked out of the hotel and walked over to one last place for lunch- Brasserie Degas.  This cute little French cafe had been on my list since day one, more for it's dessert than anything but I was excited to check out their savory dishes as well.  The small  menu had all the classics...Steak Frites, Chevre Chuad and Croque Monsiuer.

The Croque was amazing...thin slices of ham and Gruyere sandwiched between two big fluffy slices of bread encrusted with melted cheddar cheese.  The outside had a nice golden char from the broiler and the inside was the perfect balance of cheese and meat.  

The Cesar Salad came with big slices of chicken that were so tender I had to take a moment just to marvel at the texture.

The only thing I could have done without were the big slices of bacon on top.  I've never understood why the Europeans love slabs of oily bacon on their salads. Finally time for the main attraction- dessert!  First a trio of incredible Creme Brulees in flavors of Vanilla, Orange and Black Tea...

...followed by two gorgeous macaron's in Chocolate Caramel and Strawberry Vanilla.

The Chocolate Caramel was okay but the Strawberry Vanilla was downright amazing.  Light, fluffy vanilla creme touched with just a smidge of thin strawberry jam amid two chewy cookies.  This is one of the best macaron's I've ever had the pleasure of eating.  So with that we completed our trip to Copenhagen.  Three hours later we were flying home, back to reality but with lots of wonderful memories.