Serious fun.At Restaurant Ensemble The word ensemble can refer to
tr.v. a·dorned, a·dorn·ing, a·dorns
1. To lend beauty to: "the pale mimosas that adorned the favorite promenade" Ronald Firbank.
2. with white tablecloths and white candles--the plainest of backdrops to highlight Schou's dishes.
Schou's sensibility sensibility /sen·si·bil·i·ty/ (sen?si-bil´i-te) susceptibility of feeling; ability to feel or perceive.
deep sensibility comes from a lifelong relationship with restaurants that taught him early what is important in the business. It began when as a child he watched his aunt cook alongside some of Copenhagen's best chefs. Her long daily commute TO COMMUTE. To substitute one punishment in the place of another. For example, if a man be sentenced to be hung, the executive may, in some states, commute his punishment to that of imprisonment. to and from their hometown home·town
The town or city of one's birth, rearing, or main residence.
Noun 1. hometown - the town (or city) where you grew up or where you have your principal residence; "he never went back to his hometown again" in southern Zeeland instilled in him the meaning of dedication. Many nights Schou went with his uncle to the city to visit her while she worked. "I sat there as a little kid in the kitchen and watched all the chefs prepare the food while I was eating ice cream," he recalls. "That's when I realized this looks like fun. When it looks like fun, I have to try it."
He got his first chance when his aunt opened her own restaurant. "I was up there every day after school, preparing, peeling and cutting carrots and potatoes, and just watching all this--the way to be in a restaurant," he says. He soon took an apprenticeship apprenticeship, system of learning a craft or trade from one who is engaged in it and of paying for the instruction by a given number of years of work. The practice was known in ancient Babylon, Egypt, Greece, and Rome, as well as in modern Europe and to some extent , eventually completing his training in Copenhagen in 2000. In 2003 he took the position of sous-chef at Ensemble, which had two Michelin stars at the time. Two years later he took the helm as chef-owner. "When the old owners wanted to sell, my passion for this place was very big, so I found some money and bought it," he explains.
Michelin stars, of course, are not included in the conditions of sale CONDITIONS OF SALE, contracts. The terms upon which the vendor of property by auction pro poses to sell it; the instrument containing these terms, when reduced to writing or printing, is also called the conditions of sale.
2. . In September, about a month after Schou began running the kitchen, a Michelin inspector informed Schou that he would have to earn his own stars. Although disappointed, Schou continued preparing the food on his own terms. The following March he was quickly awarded a star of his own. He hopes a second will soon follow.
Whether that star comes or not, Schou continues to meet the high standard he's set for his restaurant. "There are some days when I think, 'Just give me room for fifteen people more, and a new stove stove, device used for heating or for cooking food. The stove was long regarded as a cooking device supplementary to the fireplace, near which it stood; its stovepipe led into the fireplace chimney. It was not until about the middle of the 19th cent. ,'" he admits. But Schou doesn't let any obstacle deter him. He's still having fun, drawing inspiration from experience. "I think the primary route now is just to do what I feel like and make the food that makes me happy." Right now in the fine-dining land-scape of Copenhagen, it's making a lot of other people happy too.
MORTEN SCHOU Chef/Owner, Restaurant Ensemble, Copenhagen