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.

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