[Billund] No.8 – Finer than expected

First business trip since my return to the corporate world = (severe jetlag + low energy level) * first few days.
The first week was spent in Prague where so much was happening I couldn’t figure day from night. Needless to say, I did not have the chance to experience any authentic Czech food nor breath in any beautiful sights.

Then, came my first day in Billund – a public holiday in the name of Prayer’s Day (ironic, given that the Danes claim they are not religious). I grabbed this time to catch up on rest and only emerged from my hotel room for dinner. Given that the hotel is neither luxurious nor trendy, I was expecting some homemade goodness…but boy, was I surprised!

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NORWEGIAN LOBSTER, POTATOES, DAICON – Simplicity at its best. The sweetness of the lobster was heavenly….which reminded me of what better place to have seafood than in Scandinavia!

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VEAL, RHUBARB, CAULIFLOWER – My first thought: hey, this looks like a dish out of the LCB textbooks!  Given this superior cut of meat, I expected nothing less. Thankfully, it did not disappoint – meat was cooked to medium and jus was of the right consistency. My only wish was if they could serve the tenderloin cut in pieces instead of whole  (I requested for the sharper knife and even then, nothing beats the chef’s knife!).

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CARAMEL, WHITE CHOCOLATE, ALOE VERA – Sophisticated but lacking in taste. Lacks the ‘wow’ factor mainly due to the taste as they did try to introduce texture.

Overall, a meal of surprising quality – given that this is located in the ‘ulu’ (aka secluded/distant) town of Billund. The meal did however come with quite a price tag - so I guess it is time to venture out of the hotel before I eat my company’s profits away.

NO.8
Address: Nordmarksvej 8, Hotel Svanen,
Billund 7190, Denmark
Tel: +45 7533 2833
Opening hours: 5pm – 10pm (last order at 9pm)
Spend: SGD100 for 3 course meal (including 1 non-alcholic drink)

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