Denmark’s food culture has spread to major cities worldwide. Exclusive gourmet dishes, traditional farmhouse food, open sandwiches and Danish pastries have gained popularity abroad – something that most people would not have thought possible even just ten years ago.
By Markus Bernsen, Forcus Denmark no. 3
New York, USA
Open sandwich restaurant Aamanns
Copenhagen opens in September 2012.
Chef Mads Refslund opens Restaurant Acme (photo) in 2011.
There are a number of Danish restaurants in Tokyo, including Café Daisy and Royal Café (photo).
Japan’s Andersen Bakery chain serves Danish breads and baked goods from approximately 450 shops across the country.
Los Angeles, USA
In 2009, Rasmus Lee opens the bakery Hygge in Downtown Los Angeles. Since then, several other bakeries have opened in California.
Royal Smushi House Café & Bakery opens in 2010. The restaurant serves “smushi”, a Danish open sandwich in small portions, and also has a bakery producing traditional Danish cakes and pastries.