On a trip to Copenhagen last spring, I made a pilgrimage to Paté Paté, located in the city's once-gritty, now-fashionable Kødbyen meatpacking district. A venture of brothers Kenn and Dan Husted (they also own the swinging wine bar Bibendum), Paté Paté focuses on rustic European cuisine and wine from around the world, served all day (and night) long in a salvage chic ambience.
Photos by Maria Helgstrand; see her interior design work on Design Skool today.
Above: The Husted brothers stripped the interior (a former pate factory) down to its bones, painted the interior white, and used vintage windows to create room dividers.
Above: A modernist Danish light fixture.
Above: A wide range of cookbooks is offered for sale.
Above: The Boucherie sign references the restaurant's past life as a paté factory.
Above: Mismatched cafe chairs surround the communal dining tables.
Above: Tabletops are made of salvaged wood.
Above: Simple pleasures: baguettes and espresso.
Above: Pate Pate is open from dawn to the late hours of the night, in the grand tradition of European cafes.