Vipp Supper Club
Less VIP. More VIPP
Vipp Supper Club is the social side of Vipp. People coming together in venues that are quite a mouthful in their own. We have sharpened the pencil and drawn up our first supper club destination in a former factory. In a Copenhagen backyard, Vipp Pencil Factory unfolds a curious mix of food, art, design, architecture, and music. Talented chefs from around the world will serve fabulous food on the plate and food for thought in the conversation. Bon appetit.
THURSDAY, 31 MARCH 2022 AT 18.30
A Fish Tale by Emilie Qvist
After becoming a big fish on the Danish restaurant scene with her fish only restaurant ‘Medvind’ in Hanstholm, Danish chef and entrepreneur Emilie Qvist will for one night only offer a taste of Hanstholm in Copenhagen when hosting the next Vipp Supper Club. A five-course tasting menu titled ‘A Fish Tale’ will present fish as never served before in Copenhagen.
Emilie Qvist’s personal tale starts on the Danish, organic farm where she grew up. After an education at Rezepi’s MAD Academy, and before gaining experience on the Danish Michelin scene as a chef at Amass and Relæ, she trained as a chef on the world-renowned Blue Hill at Stone Barns north of Manhattan. Here, she developed a taste for seasonality and local produce. After one year in the metropole of New York she relocated to provincial Jutland. Crossing the Atlantic, she brought with her a principle taught at Blue Hill; that a restaurant belongs to the seasons and the earth and the terroir. Her own restaurant Medvind is run in the same purposeful way.
Medvind in Hanstholm
Where the North Sea encounters Skagerak lies the small fishing village of Hantsholm. Most fish eaten in Denmark, even in Europe, starts its sea-to-table journey in this village of only 2,000 inhabitants. Ironically, with such a backyard pantry, no fish restaurant was found in Hantsholm until Emilie moved to town one year ago and opened the doors to her first restaurant ‘Medvind’ (read English: Tailwind). Many locals didn’t believe in the idea of restaurant serving only fish. But with the tailwind that Medvind has gotten this first year, Emilie Qvist has blown away the whole restaurant industry.
“The question for me was to go where the food is rather than to get the food to a place,” says Emilie Qvist.
'I will bring the fresh catch of the day, the smell of sea and harbour life to create a supper club experience that caters to all senses. In other words, I will bring a bite of Hanstholm harbour to Copenhagen.'
KASPER EGELUND, CEO AND 3RD GENERATION VIPP OWNER
‘It’s not a restaurant. But we do invite spectacular chefs to cook up intimate dinners. Nor is it a nightclub. But we do invite talented musicians to play a tune. And now, we invite you to join us for dinner.’
Supper Club│[suh·puh kluhb]
A supper club refers to an underground restaurant, a home bistro, a guerilla dinner, a pop-up or even anti-restaurant. Supper clubs typically incorporate musical acts to complement the atmosphere. Consider it an intimate and social dining experience without the formality of a ball or crowdedness of a club.
At the chef’s table
Vipp Pencil Factory is a scene for talented chefs hosting supper club experiences. From the long-table, guests are offered front-row seats to watch the talented chefs show off their craftsmanship, preparing, plating, and presenting dishes right before their eyes.
Vipp on a plate
First there was a bin, then a table and a chair, then a kitchen…and now Vipp starts to cook. Vipp Supper Club brings to life the natural connection between manufacturing kitchens and inviting chefs to use them. Our ambition is to welcome a broad spectrum of nationalities, tastes, techniques, and flavours to the table.
Vipp Pencil Factory
In a Copenhagen backyard in Islands Brygge, Vipp has transformed a 100-year-old pencil factory into a social dining room dedicated to sharpening your senses. Safeguarding the original factory features of the space while igniting an intimate and homey feeling was part of the brief given to interior designer Julie Cloos Mølsgaard. Taking center stage in the 400m2, Bauhaus-inspired factory space is Vipp’s new V2 kitchen and a 26-person-long-table offering first row seats to the culinary endeavors by handpicked chefs. A variety of musical talents are invited to take the stage with the grand piano, adding an element of private concert to the already intimate experience.
Photos: Asger Ladefoged, Ritzau Scanpix | Anders Schønnemann | Anders Ingvartsen