A view to a thrill!
Heaven 23 is aptly named since it's a restaurant & bar on the 23rd floor of the city's tallest building complex; Hotel Gothia Towers. Since it was Valentines day, my girlfriend and I thought it would be the perfect spot to enjoy a gorgeous, romantic meal together, and were we ever right! The food was outstanding, the service; impeccable and the view I enjoyed, when not focused on Charlotte, was almost as beautiful as her. With all this combined, this night will forever stand out in my mind as one of, if not the most, wonderful evenings I've ever enjoyed. Since we ordered the same meals that night, I can really only comment on one; the "medium price" selection as listed in their menu. It's one of 3 suggestions they make, but you do have the option of combining any of the courses should you wish.
Aperitif: A single glass each of perfectly chilled Pol Roger brut champagne.
Starter Course: "Créme Ninon", which is a perfectly spiced disc of grilled rabbit resting on their Jerusalem artichoke compote, all sitting within the most wonderful and creamy champagne flavoured sweet pea soup.
Main Course: "Torsk Hummer", consisting of a wonderful steamed cod, lobster jus, a cod brandade, lobster canneloni all dappled with a most exquisite taragon froth.
Dessert: "Tebrûlée Rooibos", combining a most creamy Tea brûlée, delicately flavoured with Rooibos red tea, in one dish and a finely chopped fruit salad in another which was sprinkled with a sweet, yet slightly tart, lime powder.
For our dessert wine, Charlotte chose a glass of their '93 Tokaji Aszú 5 wine for each of us. Thank God for her Hungarian roots because this liquid gold was an absolutely perfect compliment to this light dessert, with her being the perfect companion for this absolutely perfect evening.
The price, including a single coffee and tip, came to exactly 1700kr and you know what? It was simply worth every penny.