A Picnic…Danish Style

The Perfect Six Pack

The Danes are known for their love of traditional smørrebrød  — open-faced sandwiches of buttered rye bread with meat, fish, or vegetables.  Aamanns Deli & Take Away in Copenhagen offers this Danish classic, yet with a modern twist. Here, they pile them high with such delicacies as beet-cured hake, pork rillettes, and barrel-cured herring. A mighty fine sandwich indeed.

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Chocolate & Danish Modern

Flower

When you think of museum cafés, you don’t often think “swank”.  However, that is not the case with the café at the National Gallery of Art in Copenhagen. With towering glass windows offering beautiful views of the Østre Anlæg park, this café imbues modern Danish art & minimalist design. The unconventional bright green tables and chairs mark a collaboration between artist Bjørn Nørgaard and designer Peter Lassen of the Montana Furniture Company.  Continuing the minimalist theme, each table is topped by only a porcelain vase with a single fresh flower.

 

Chocolate Mousse with Dried Rose Petals
Chocolate Mousse with Dried Rose Petals

In addition to these special chef creations, there is a daily buffet that will not disappoint.  It features salmon, herring, roast pork, & ham paired with a selection of salads, fruits, and cheeses.  Save room for a café latte and a chocolate truffle.

The Danish Version of Coffee & Donuts
The Danish Version of Coffee & Donuts

In typically Danish fashion, this café offers modern cuisine in a sleek, yet cozy, environment.  Velbekomme!