With a name inspired by the Marcel Proust novel In Search of Lost Time, the ambitions have always been high at Madeleine’s Madteater (Madeleine’s Food Theater).
Situated slightly off the main drag in an old beer depot on Islands Brygge, Madeleine’s Madteater is a free form and experimental food theater, serving up various performances all with food as the center of attention. Run by chef Mette Sia Martinussen and set designer Nikolaj Danielsen, together they often collaborate with other chefs, social scientists and people with expertise in music, art, brain research, taste and performance art. It seems eerily appropriate in this context that “mad” is Danish for “food”—summing up the experience at Madeleine’s.
Housed in a 1000 square meter hall with white floors and white screens as walls, Madeleine’s Madteater hosts varying shows, sometimes employing dancers, food slot machines, video installations, foot massages and light installations and always delivering a unique and unforgettable experience. At times their ideas and goals aren’t quite met—kitchen wise, that is—but one thing you can be sure of when eating at Madeleine’s is an extraordinary experience.