Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Dining in Danish style

Danish North Sea Islands
White sandy beaches, bird sanctuaries, and thatched roofed homes.

Sonderho Kro
Kropladsen 11, Sonderho
Fano, Denmark
T: +45 75 164009. US$ 150-

Historic inn dates back to the early 18th century and has been in the same family for nine generations. Set on the southern tip of Fano, one of the prettiest of the North Sea Islands.

Two weeks ago I wrote about a Danish pizza shop owner who went to jail for refusing to serve pizza to German and French tourists visiting the island of Fano off the west coast of Denmark because neither country supported Bush in invading Iraq. (The Danes are still there)

Yesterday I visited Fano for the first time. I was very impressed with the ten mile long beach. It is one of the finest I have seen in Northern Europe. I also enjoyed a terrific lunch of smoked herring and homemade rye bread in the Sonderho Kro at the south tip of the island. As one of two Danish restaurants they enjoy listing in the French Relais & Chateaux. You can imagine how delicious the food was and how personal the service. As we returned to Copenhagen today the traffic got less and less as we approached the city. Where do you think all the Copenhageners are? They are out on the west coast, many of them on Fano. It's worth a visit next time you are in Denmark. Tell Birgit and Niels 56572 sent you.

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