Scan Magazine, Issue 95, December 2016

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Scan Magazine  |  Restaurant of the Month  |  Denmark

Restaurant of the Month, Denmark

Honest food in royal surroundings With 32 years in the industry, chef and hotelier Henning Kohl knows what he is doing. Over the past 11 years he has been running Schackenborg Slotskro in Denmark, offering people a chance to unwind, relax and enjoy excellent food in the beautiful town of Møgeltønder. By Josefine Older Steffensen  |  Photos: Schackenborg Slotskro

“Whenever I drive into Møgeltønder I get the feeling that I’m rewinding 100 years or so,” says Kohl. With its cobbled streets, traditional houses and Schackenborg Castle from the 1660s, it is not hard to understand why. Schackenborg Slotskro is the restaurant and hotel found at the end of the high street with the castle as its backdrop. Møgeltønder is situated 12 minutes from the German border and approximately one hour from Flensburg. It is a town 106  |  Issue 95  |  December 2016

where you can unwind with your loved one, focus with your colleagues or simply get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. “Everyone’s very relaxed here, as is the pace of life,” says Kohl.

Honest food that is full of flavour Having been classically trained, Kohl produces exquisite gourmet dishes where as much as possible is made from scratch and with passion. “We make dishes where the ingredients are the focus – everything has its place on the

plate. The flavours are slowly built up to produce a dish where every bite produces a new sensation,” he explains. Schackenborg Slotskro offers everything from two to seven-course menus as well as an à la carte menu to suit all tastes and desires. The food is made from locally sourced produce when possible, including deer from the castle grounds, mushroom and herbs from a local foraging woman, and cabbage from the local “cabbage geek”, as Kohl fondly calls him.

Making the most of your time “In this day and age, our most precious resource is time. So when someone’s travelled to stay the night here or to come for dinner, we know that we have to give them an experience in return,” explains Kohl.

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