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Scan Magazine | Culinary Profile | Restaurant Luna
Above: Helle and Victoria Buch make a dynamic motherdaughter team.
Top: Michael Buch puts a personal twist on his version of Surf ‘N’ Turf. Above: Helle Buch’s dessert artistry is apparent in her popular caramel cake with coffee icing.
All in the family A little less than one hour’s drive north of Ringkøbing, on Jutland’s west coast, is the harbour town of Lemvig. Despite its idyllic summer weather and harsh winters, the harbour is always a great place for a stroll. While visiting, stop by Restaurant Luna, where you can enjoy an incredible view of the fjord from a cosy table in the relaxed interior. By Kathleen Newlove | Photos: Restaurant Luna
For the last three years, husband and wife Helle and Michael Buch have owned and operated Restaurant Luna with a bit of help from their children and dedicated staff. Born into a restaurateur family, Helle has been in this profession since childhood. Even though her education and past career were in production management, she enjoys the responsibility of all the restaurant’s administrative details and human resources. She even puts on an apron and waitresses when she is not baking and decorating their lovely desserts and cakes – as she has a second degree in desserts and pastries. Michael, an award-winning waiter and chef, runs the kitchen. Previous to this venture, he worked in various gourmet restaurants both in Denmark and in
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Greenland, including at Hotel Nyborg Strand, Hotel Hesselet, and Hotel Hans Egede in Nuuk. Additionally, he has taught culinary arts in Holstebro for 13 years. The couple’s daughter, Victoria, loves working at the restaurant in her free time, when she is not busy with her studies. The younger son, Alexander, is also in school but helps out with whatever is needed.
from which they get the meat for their popular bison burger. “After a family holiday in the United States, we were inspired to add Surf ‘N’ Turf to our menu, although ours consists of a Danish veal fillet and garlic-marinated king prawns, served with potatoes and mushroom sauce,” says Michael. Restaurant Luna has a gorgeous terrace for summer dining as well as ample room inside, and private dining opportunities for special events where the menu can be customised with advance notice. They offer daily take-away service of their dinner menu as well as, of course, their gorgeous cakes and pastries.
From smørrebrød to Surf ‘N’ Turf Restaurant Luna serves traditional Danish dishes with an international twist. Situated in the harbour, the restaurant receives fresh seafood daily. As such, it serves up many delicious fish dishes as well as sumptuous beef dishes, including their tenderloin. There is a bison farm nearby,
Restaurant Luna is a passion the entire family shares.
For more information, please visit: www.restaurantluna.dk
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