Scan Magazine | Culinary Feature | Restaurant Rudolf Mathis
somewhere else. A native Kerteminder, Puk Larsen started Rudolf Mathis after eight years gathering experience at one of Denmark’s best restaurants, Kong Hans Kælder in Copenhagen. When returning to Kerteminde, the lack of quality restaurants in the beautiful area convinced him to set up Rudolf Mathis. “I never imagined that it would be as successful as it has eventually become, or that we would achieve the kind of gastronomic level that we have today. We have aimed to serve high-quality food since the beginning, but we have grown a lot, both gastronomically and with regards to our service,” says Larsen. “Obviously our location meant that we had to work really hard to attract people in the first couple
of years, but gradually it has become a place that people hear about and seek out themselves.” In the 33 years that have gone by since, Larsen has built an indisputable reputation as the chef and owner of one of Denmark’s best seafood restaurants. He has done so with the help of his wife, Ursula Plato, who is part of the efficient and service-minded group of waiting staff responsible for the friendly atmosphere, which Rudolf Mathis is also known for. “One of the reasons people come here is that we always do our very best to provide outstanding service. We love it when people come to try our restaurant, but we make our living from
people who come back, and that’s why it’s so important to us to always give people the best possible experience,” says Larsen. Facts: Rudolf Mathis is open for lunch and dinner Monday to Saturday (but closed in January and February). The restaurant is named after Puk Larsen’s grandfathers, Niels Mathis and Hans Rudolf Pedersen, who owned the fishing cottage previously on the site.
Top left and right: With Rudolf Mathis’ seasonally changing menu, guests are sure to find a delicious assortment of fresh, local fish and vegetables on their plates. Bottom left: Puk Larsen, the owner and head chef of Rudolf Mathis, has become known for his continuously high level of gastronomy. Photo: Evan Frederiksen. Bottom right: Dinner outside at the classic seafood restaurant Rudolf Mathis in Kerteminde harbour is the epitome of Danish summer.
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