Smørrebrød is the signature Danish cuisine typically consisting of thin "rugbrød" (rye bread) served open face and topped with the bounties of the Baltic peninsula. It sings with freshness. It’s delicate, yet robustfully flavorful. It makes you better looking and wealthier too, because it’s super healthy and not expensive. Think of it like viking food.
What has your sandwich done for you lately?
The Danes throw all kinds of stuff on top, ranging from fresh herring to local moose. This to me sums up Denmark: smart, sustainable, well designed and beautiful to look at.
Everywhere serves smørrebrød. I mean, seriously, everywhere. Some of my favorite is made at Restaurant Julian in the National Museum of Denmark. Try the smørrebrød with juniper smoked Greenland halibut and Fanø Island ham. It is amazing. I think I like it even better than the smørrebrød with Christianso pickled herring and Hallegård sausages from Bornholm.