Sunday, August 10, 2014

Classic Danish Lunch

So I've been falling behind on my blog...but that usually happens when I've been too busy living my life to write about my life!

Hello from Amsterdam!- I just arrived here yesterday! Amsterdam is amazing (post coming soon) but today it's pouring rain and there is a storm danger alert right now, so I thought I would take a few minutes indoors and post this quick update from last week.

Since coming back to Denmark, I've was really looking forward getting some work done at Copenhagen Business School, but when I stopped by CBS, it was a ghost town -.-. I guess summer school just ended or hasn't started yet because the whole building was pretty much ABANDONED. I felt really super weird sitting in there by myself, so as lunch time rolled around I decided to get off campus and joined a friend at Hansens Gamle Familiehave. Hansens Gamle Familiehave is a Danish restaurant serving tradtional food conveniently located a few minutes walk from Copenhagen Business School.

For lunch we decided to go big or go home and got a lunch sampler:
3 skags sild ned hjemmelavet karrysalat, fersk røget laks med røræg, fiskefilet med remoulade, hønsesalat mad bacon, mørbradbøf med bløde løg, flækesteg med rødkål, brie med druer"
---or according to handy dandy google translate--
"3 skags herring down homemade curry salad, smoked salmon with scrambled eggs, fish fillet with tartar sauce, chicken salad food bacon, pork tenderloin steak with fried onions, flækesteg with red cabbage, brie with grapes"

Lunch was WAY TOO MUCH FOOD, and I think even now, a half week later, I am still suffering from the resulting food coma. All the meat and the fried and smoked fish were amazing, but ohhhh the herring.....I mean I have had herring couple times in the winter time and I thought it was not that bad, dare I say, even kinda good. However this time, maybe it was the sweltering Scandinavian noon sun beating down on us, or the fact that I had already consumed half my body weight in Danish delicacies - but I defilingly wasn't feeling the herring at lunch. It was salty, slippery and worst of all... lukewarm. I tried my best to be polite and managed to get down a nibble or two --- but man, oh man--- it was not easy for me. The waiter noticed me struggling and kindly offered me a glass of schnapps to wash the herring down o.o. 

Overall(minus my herring experience), I must say lunch was awesome- great company, great beer(and schnapps) and great food! 

Hope everyone is having a great summer! "Skål!" - Ran- A Nomad eating her way through Europe

The cold dishes

The Herring -.-

The hot dishes

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