Whenever I visit a new country, I crave learning about the culture, people and the taste of its region. So, when I was recently in Denmark , I was eager to try their famous Smørrebrød – an open-faced sandwich on a piece of sourdough rye bread with your choice of a variety of toppings. And just like everything in life, it seems that everyone has their own opinion and choice of what’s their favorite place to try this Danish staple. With a recommendation from a trusted chef friend of mine, we ended up at Orangeriet Kongens Have. Once we walked in, I knew this was the right choice. Tons of natural light, contemporary yet elegant decor, and a view of the Royal Garden were the ideal spot for a relaxing, late afternoon lunch. I also found out that this space was the original location of Geranium Restaurant before their move to the current location.
Started off with a jar of the Roasted Almonds with smoked salt and juniper
We visited close to the holidays, so the decor was festive and cozy
Rye bread with smoked salmon, lettuce, cream dressing, lemon and dill
Kitchen view at Orangeriet Kongens Have
Rye bread with chicken salad and mushrooms, apple, celery and parsley
The framed display of Bocuse d’Or adorns the entry wall
Warm apple tarte tatin with sour cream, prune ice cream, Armagnac and cinnamon “snow”
Be sure to take a leisurely stroll and work off some of those calories in the adjacent Royal Garden after your meal.