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Scan Magazine | Restaurant of the Month | Denmark
Restaurant of the Month, Denmark
Great French food for any day of the week At Odense’s Kok & Vin, informal moods and tastes of Lyon and Paris merge with Danish life. This means that no occasion is too small for a great night dining out.
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By Thomas Bech Hansen | Photos: Kok & Vin
As Falkesgaard Hansen puts it, a rainy, run-of-the-mill Tuesday evening should no longer be an excuse to stay at home. Nor should the grand production of a glittering weekend night be a requirement for culinary experiences. “Our inspiration comes from France and cities like Lyon and Paris, where the focus is on good, traditional meals as the centre of lively social gatherings in an informal atmosphere. We try to replicate all that, and at reasonable prices. Our location in the centre of Odense means we are within con-
This April, Odense’s Kok & Vin – Danish for ‘Chef and Wine’ and phonetically a humoristic pun on the French classic dish Coq au Vin – celebrates three years of deliciously simple, well-crafted French food, providing citizens of and visitors to Hans Christian Andersen’s birth town with an authentic bistro experience. One of the founders, Steffen Falkesgaard Hansen, is still ever-present in the kitchen. The restaurant’s objective is to incorporate a
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bit of looseness and joie de vivre without compromising on quality. Relaxed yet uncompromising “When we first started out, we felt that Odense needed a relaxed place to go out for dinner, but where there would be no compromises with regards to methods and quality,” explains Falkesgaard Hansen. His observation was that many French offerings in Odense, let alone Den-
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