Traditional Danish Smørrebrød Reinvented in Copenhagen

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Traditional Danish Smørrebrød Reinvented in Copenhagen

If you’re visiting the National Museum in Copenhagen, you should set aside time to enjoy a selection of Danish smørrebrød at the museum’s restaurant Smör, which opened with new owners, late March this year.

Our charming waiter Niclas Klixbüll explains that Restaurant Smør (Engl.: Butter) relies on a kitchen of Danish gastronomic pedigree. The menu consists of traditional smørrebrød with a modern twist and executed to perfection. The drinks to pair with the food are carefully selected from local breweries and distilleries.

Traditional Danish Smørrebrød Reinvented in Copenhagen
Headwaiter Niclas Klixbüll

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The venue with its light walls and dark Danish designer chairs is inviting and cozy. Here you feel welcome to a country obsessed with rye bread! Rye bread provides the foundation for the open-faced sandwich, or smørrebrød. Typically slathered with butter, and topped with meat, fish or cheese. At Restaurant Smör inside the National Museum in Copenhagen they give this beloved treasure a modern twist. The open sandwiches here are made with seasonal, mostly local, ingredients.

Traditional Danish Smørrebrød Reinvented in Copenhagen
welcome to rhe country obsessed with rye bread!

What about….

Soft boiled egg, lumpfish roe, Buretta from Rødovre with a crispy chicken skin, or
Smör’s Salami on Beef and Mangalitza, Portwine aspic, onion, traditional Danish flavored lard and green tomato, or
Creaky chicken salad on Danish free range chicken, Madagascar pepper, bacon and asparagus, or
Tatar of beef topside, ramson, pecorino, tomato and egg yolk.

Traditional Danish Smørrebrød Reinvented in Copenhagen
Smörrebröd from a kitchen of Danish gastronomic pedigree
Traditional Danish Smørrebrød Reinvented in Copenhagen
Rye bread provides the foundation for the open-faced sandwich, or smørrebrød

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Although two pieces of smørrebrød (which each cost around USD 15) should suffice for a filling lunch, it’s a shame to miss out on a slice of the Danish free range beef fillet with Tarragon Crème, caramelized onions and fried egg.

Traditional Danish Smørrebrød Reinvented in Copenhagen
Local beer at Restarurant Smör
Traditional Danish Smørrebrød Reinvented in Copenhagen
“Vi er akvavit” translated into English means “We are aquavit”

Beer and aquavit fans will appreciate the handful of interesting local brews.

Traditional Danish Smørrebrød Reinvented in Copenhagen
The venue with its light walls and dark Danish designer chairs is inviting and cozy

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SMÖR is the brainchild of Madkastellet, famous for their award-winning, edgy food concepts. Ulrika Mortensen is Head of Communication & Brand Development.

Traditional Danish Smørrebrød Reinvented in Copenhagen
Ulrika Mortensen, Head of Communication & Brand Development and head waiter Niclas Klixbüll

All photos: Tor Kjolberg

Reinvented Traditional Smørrebrød in Copenhagen: Restaurant Smör reviewed by Tor Kjolberg

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