Soelleroed Kro- the best meal in Denmark

For somebody who tends to daydream, Copenhagen can be a dangerous place. I was almost hit by a woman riding a bicycle  while walking with my dear Danish friend  from the train station to  Soelleroed Kro.* But how can you not daydream in Holte,a  charming little town located in the North of the Danish capital ?  After a short walk down the road across the  forest you find yourself in a peaceful village with one Michelin star (but worth at least two,I would even give three)  Soelleroed Kro restaurant  just in front of the church.


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You feel immediately at home once you enter the 335 years old inn. Cosy and charming interior , friendly yet very professional service and the very welcoming host Jan Restorff, a real bon vivant, who is passionate about good food. (Christian Ebbe is the chef)  I’ ll be honest with you,  the dinner at Soelleroed Kro was the best meal I’ve ever had in Denmark. Maybe cooking at this restaurant doesn’t enter into the New Nordic Cuisine frames as French techniques and some foreign products are used…  But why not if those techniques and that cream and butter make those beautiful Danish sand shrimps or white asparagus taste so good?

The menu…

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Oyster with celery sorbet and cucumber

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Soelleroed Kro caviar “en surprise” (panna cotta, aspargus and lobster under the caviar)

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Lobster terrine with peas and sorrel

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Scallops with dill

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Roasted turbot with white asparagus, sand shrimps and hollandaise sauce

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White asparagus with summer truffles and brown butter

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Lobster with chanterelles and sweetcorn

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Sweetbreads with onions

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Roasted  foie gras with asparagus and truffles

* My lesson learned after the trip to Copenhagen- beware of the bicycles and  look well to your left before crossing the street 😉

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  • http://www.gastronomictraveller.blogspot.com Magnus

    Yeah stay alert amongs the bikers, there is a few in Copenhagen 🙂
    The food looked seriously great!

  • http://verygoodfood.dk Trine

    It was a fab night wasn’t it? (despite the biker;)
    I love, love Søllerød Kro for Jan, for the food, the wine, the people, the place, the ambience… everything! It is the restaurant I have frequented most.. after Noma ;).
    Happy you liked it!

  • http://profile.typepad.com/luxeat luxeat

    Does Stockholm has a lot of bikers as well ,Magnus? Might be going there this September, need to prepare 😉
    Loved our night at Søllerød Kro,Trine 😉 Can’t wait to revisit it..

  • will-smith-but-not-that-one

    Gorgeous photos again! That menu made me feel lighter and more joyful just looking at it. Such pretty food! Would you recommend this location over noma? I’m heading to Copenhagen next month and would love your thoughts on that. Thanks again, as always!

  • http://profile.typepad.com/luxeat luxeat

    Hey Will, I am so glad you are going to Copenhagen. I love that city! I like both, Noma a nd Soelleroed Kro, but they are so different.. Noma is more like an “experience” (expect to eat ants, etc) while Soelleroed Kro serves really delicious and quite classic food… If it’s your first time in Copenhagen I would recommend Noma and then.. Soelleroed Kro if you have time. As I’ve been already to Noma, I think I would choose Soelleroed Kro next time I go to Copenhagen…
    P.S. You must have some Steff Houlberg hotdogs when in Copenhagen. They are the best!

  • http://www.albrektssongastronomic.se Magnus

    Stockholm also have a lot of bikers but not comparable with Copenhagen…:-)
    September in Stockholm sounds very nice! All the restaurants are up and running after the summer slumber.
    Keep me posted!

  • http://www.tyrebaydirect.com wheel balancers

    No wonder you were attracted with this simple but very inviting environment of this place. Someday, I’ll visit and be mesmerized like you.