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Skovshoved Hotel has received numerous awards, including Tripadvisor’s Best Service and Best Hotel Restaurant in Europe 2014.
Restaurant of the Month, Denmark
Big enough to serve you, small enough to know you Just seven kilometres North of Copenhagen lies Skovshoved Hotel Restaurant, a small and intimate hotel serving delicious food and always happily offering you your regular table, without you even having to ask for it. By Tina Lukmann Andersen | Photos: Skovshoved Hotel
Since 1660, it has been possible to rent a room with a fantastic ocean view at Skovshoved Hotel, and though the hotel values its historic roots it still keeps up with the changing gastronomic trends and demands in Denmark. Ralf Kristensen, the general manager of the food and beverage at the hotel’s restaurant, explains that it is very important for the hotel to give its guests not only a top-level service but a personal experience at that. With only 22 rooms, the hotel aims to provide that little extra touch to attract guests. By creating a familiar atmosphere where the guests are addressed by their first name and with an interior where you can put your feet up, the hotel attempts to make you feel at home. “The vision is to offer a sanctuary with in-
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timacy, attention to detail, homely atmosphere and personal service,” says Kristensen. This visionary approach has led to the hotel receiving plenty of recognition and awards. To mention a few, Skovshoved has been awarded Best Service by Tripadvisor, and guests have named this one of the ‘Historical Hotels’ the Best Hotel Restaurant in Europe 2014. A lot of the hotel’s visitors are food enthusiasts who combine their gastronomic experience with an authentic, relaxed and potentially romantic stay.
eral Michelin-starred restaurants and makes sure that there are always 20 different courses on the menu. All courses are served in the size of starters, allowing you to try four or five different dishes at every meal. The philosophy combines passion, enthusiasm and respect for whatever produce is in season. Whether you are a local stopping by to get your picnic basket for a day on the beach or you are having your wedding at the hotel, the restaurant offers not necessarily artistic food but most definitely dishes rich in flavour and taste. Moreover, the restaurant’s manager was voted this year’s best sommelier, so he will no doubt make sure to take good care of you in the wine bar before you eventually decide to call it a night and make the short way to your comfortable, inviting room.
Michelin chefs The restaurant changes its menu according to the seasons. Its current chef, Philippe Houdet, has experience from sev-
For more information, please visit: www.skovshovedhotel.com
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