Odense is the third largest city with close to 180,000 inhabitants but this does not show at all as the population is spread across a large amount of land. Odense is the birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen, author of fairy tales such as The Emperor's New Clothes, The Ugly Duckling and The Little Mermaid. You do get various reminders of this city's famous son as you walk through the town.
Hans Christian Andersen's home.
I had an opportunity to dine at Den Gamle Kro, a traditional Danish inn located in a house dating back to 1683, Food is mostly Danish in origin and service is excellent. We were wowed by the beautiful ruby red cured salmon and the steaks were cooked nicely. Dessert was a rich and dense chocolate cake complimented by some ice cream, providing a sweet end to the meal.
Courtyard with gallery.
Cured salmon with mustard dressing and salad, 2 servings (155 dkk.)
Flambée sirloin steak with vegetables and Madagascar pepper sauce (312 dkk.)
Chocolate cake with raspberry sauce, ice cream and fruits
A shot of Linie Aquavit, a typical Nordic spirit, to close off the night.
Verdict: Food was well prepared and service was excellent. Prices are pretty steep though.
Opening hours: Monday - Friday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday and Bank holidays 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Location: Den gamle Kro, Overgade 23, 5000 Odense C, Denmark.
*This is a guest post by The Unc.
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