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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Eating more awesome food in Denmark

Roasted turbot with spinach, sauce and cockles
Bouillabaisse soup with local fish, saffron and rouille

Veal tartar with mustard creme, cress and crisp rye bread
Champagne gratinated scallops with leeks and lemon
Roasted sweetbreads with green asparagus, pea shoots and morel sauce
Terrine of salted Danish wild boar, with parsley, garlic and mustard
Pineapple with sorbet and vanilla cream
Raspberry sorbet (this accompanied a yummy vanilla creme brulée, not pictured)
LOCATION: Restaurant Sletten, Gl. Strandvej 137, 3050 Humlebæk, Denmark
CATEGORY: Nordic / French
DRINK: Pouilly-Fumé Oroncio, Cuvée Les Palefreniers (2007) and Ladoucette Pouilly-Fumé Baron De L (2006)
WE THINK: Restaurant Sletten is the sister restaurant of Michelin-starred Formel B, located in the idyllic Sletten Harbour about 40 minutes' drive north of Copenhagen. Its immediate neighbours are a bunch of pleasure boats and some beautiful old thatched-roof fishermen's cottages that look like they're inhabited by fishing elves. A bit further afield, but within walking distance, is Louisiana Museum of Modern Art--our favourite museum in Denmark. We sat down in the glass-roofed part of the restaurant overlooking the quaint harbour, all grey in the pouring rain, and ordered eight "small dishes" (as opposed to "large dishes") which we split between 2 people. Although 6 small dishes would have been more than enough, we managed to force down a little bit of dessert, too! The food at Sletten is French-inspired, made from Danish seasonal produce, is well-executed and comes at a very reasonable price. We loved the bouillabaisse, the wild boar terrine and the scallops with crunchy young leeks, and apart from one unfortunate cockle (damn you, funky cockle) the rest of our meal was close to faultless. We'll be back when the sun is shining so we can sit outside. 

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