Saturday, January 24, 2009

Danish Open Face Sandwiches at The Danish Tea Room in Lake Geneva

SkagenHus now has over 10 varieties of Danish Open Face Sandwiches available on Fridays. Saturdays & Sundays in their Danish Tea Room. Watching non-Scandinavians try these delectable treats has been an exciting and sometimes humorous adventure for us. It's also exciting to see so many adventurous people ask so much about ingredients and proper pronunciations.

Some of our new offerings are warm sandwiches including Swedish Potato Sausage and the Danish Frikadeller both complete with the traditional red cabbage & Syltede Asier. Warm open face sandwiches make a great addition on a cold winter day. All are also served with a fresh fruit garnish (normally Red or Black seedless grapes) so how could one ask for a more nutritionally complete light and fun meal?

Flexibility has been a key ingredient as some of our clients prefer to forgo the bread due to food alergies. In those situations a fresh bed of bib lettuce works nicely with the realization that what started as a traditional sandwich has now become an upscale american salad of sorts. We had to smile a little extra when one day a quick thinking wife provided her bread to her husband so he could have his tradtional sandwich (eaten with his hands of course) and she was still able to enjoy her Scandinavian meal without the need to give up her desire and follow him to one of his traditional fast food joints in order to maintain marital peace. In fact we've found it fairly common to see a non-adventurist eater enjoying his or her soup and Chicago Dog while their partner delights in something new and refreshing.

The other nice change we've noticed in the Danish Tea Room is couples actually talking with each other and enjoying the fine art of conversation. Something about a new eating adventure seems to bring out the emotional closeness as couples relax and talk aimlessly about Scandinavia or travel in general. You just never know what magic will appear when people simply sit and relax over new food experiences or a combination of old and new.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Danes, Kringle and Coffee.

If you know anything about Scandinavia, or Danes in particular, you know much of their social events take place around a table filled with good food, good coffee, a piece or two of fresh Kringle and good friends and family. The picture here shows a traditional light lunch being enjoyed by the SkagenHus Boss and Kirsten ( the boss' Aunt) at their lovely summer Hus in Ebeltoft, Denmark.

Here at SkagenHus in Williams Bay you can enjoy the same type of relaxed social atmosphere and simply & deliciously prepared quality Scandinavian food. Unlike most American style restaurants where they rush you through your meal, at SkagenHus you're invited to relax, converse and nibble at your leisure. You can begin your meal with a cup of fresh hot coffee, tea or our famous Danish Hot Chocolate: we even have a selection of Kristall soft drinks from Sweden. Perhaps a nice cup of hot soup or a piece of warm kringle will start you off. From there you can feast on an artistically made Danish Open Face Sandwich or maybe you'll prefer to try one of our Scandinavian Hot Dogs? The Boss has even been known to make up a special sampler tray upon request so everyone can try a few bites of each type of sandwich.

What many of our patrons like is that the selections are designed and portioned so you can eat a little from this and a little from that in the size and at a speed that's comfortable for you. If you've never feasted on open face sandwiches a few pointers are in order. The Danes prefer to use a knife and fork to eat their sandwiches. They also tend to start with a fish selection and then move on to a meat selection. Cheese and fruit is normally their last course. Here at the Danish Tea Room we encourage our patrons to do things in a style and fashion they feel comfortable with. Our goal is your relaxation and satisfaction.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Long Stem Wooden Roses at SkagenHus

Long Stem Wooden Roses are available at SkagenHus in Williams Bay. Why not give a gift that retains a perfect color all winter long? Here's a great idea for an affordable Valentines gift for that special someone. Roses can be given in any number from 1 to 100 and still not break the bank. They make great Valentines gifts that can be placed on desks at work or bring lasting color to any home year round.

Prices start at just $3.95 each with an additional 25% discount when purchased by the dozen. Shipping is no problem. Adding a drop or two of rose oil keeps that fresh smell for days on end. Roses come in a variety of colors and we'll be glad to send you pictures of color options by simply emailing us at We'll even mix and match different color options for you.

This year don't wait till the last minute to find something for that special person. Wooden Roses make a great extra addition to that special gift and are often more reasonably priced than expensive cards that last minutes or perhaps days at the most. A wooden Rose, because it can retain its color for years, is a great way to let someone know they matter year around and not just on Valentines day.

Wooden Roses make a great stress relief option as well. Imagine being able to stop and smell the roses each and every day? With these beauties and a small drop of Rose oil you can do just that. Many of our clients make it a point to start their day off by simply stopping to smell the roses.

SkagenHus accepts Google Checkout, PayPal and direct credit card payments. We ship your roses via 2 to 3 day USPS priority mail to most locations in the USA for under $7.00. Free gift wrap and cards with your wording at no additional cost. See our blog profile for contact information