Restaurants in Aalborg and dotted around the coast are reason enough for a tour of northern Denmark.
The expansion of North Jutland’s exciting foodie scene is reason enough to explore the region, Visit Denmark suggests.
Throw in stylish new coastal hotels in area that is reputed to have more hours of sunshine than anywhere else in Denmark and it’s easy to see why the ‘land of light’ at the top of the Danish peninsula has more to explore this summer.
North Jutland’s foodie scene has seen huge growth in recent years and this year GastroNorth, which was founded in 2016 by five of the region’s gourmet restaurants, expanded to double its previous size.
Held a few weeks ago, ten of the leading restaurants worked together with the aim to recognise North Jutland in the same way as Copenhagen or Aarhus.
If you missed it, the restaurants are, of course, still open. Along with Mortens Kro, which celebrates its 20th birthday as Aalborg’s premier modern gourmet restaurant, three more Aalborg restaurants joined the line-up, namely Applaus, La Locanda and Textur.
Of these Textur is the newest, opening in August 2017 with the ambition of limiting food waste by having a menu based on eight different options using locally grown seasonal ingredients.
At the most northerly tip of North Jutland is the Brøndum Hotel, serving classic Danish cuisine with a menu that includes dishes based on Madam Brøndum’s original recipes dating back to the 19th century, as well as modern favourites.
On the west coast, the new Strandhotellet Blokhus, which opened in June last year, draws on the catch of the day brought in by local fisherman to serve the finest seafood alongside locally reared meats and organic vegetables.
Along the coast at Lønstrup, the new Glashuset [Glass House] opened in March, with a classic Danish lunch menu of freshly locally caught fish along with an evening menu of quality local meat fresh from the grill.