What's A Smørbrød?
A smørbrød is a hearty, open-faced sandwich on rugbrod rye bread. The dish, a Scandinavian tradition, is topped with savory flavors. We use fresh local and imported ingredients carefully assembled to create over 20 Nordic inspired smørbrød sandwiches.
How To Smørbrød
We encourage you to dive in head first and do what feels right. The Danes, on the other hand, are sticklers for tradition. Whether you choose to do it their way or ours, it can’t hurt to know the rules before you break them.
The open-faced sandwich presents a challenge, picking up the smørbrød may result in a lap full of herring and dill. Instead, stick your middle finger up and slice that baby into small bites.
For tightrope walkers and risk-takers: dive right in with your fingers and take your chances with the balancing act that follows.
In Scandinavia, selecting an array of smørbrød to create a true feast is the way to go. They feel that one should start with herring and wrap up your smorgasbord with cheese. The acidic herring primes the palate for meats and the cheese lends a creamy, simple finish.
…But it’s Colorado. Here, we encourage people to do what feels right, go with the flow and just enjoy it. Start with Gooey Cake, end with the herring if that’s what your heart is telling you.
Traditionally, ingredients are carefully selected and presented. The rugbrod rye bread sets the stage for hand-picked seafood, deli meats, veggies, sauces and garnishes. Carefully assembled to please the eye as well as the palate, the dish is photo (and fork) ready
Actually, we couldn’t agree more with this tradition
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This Scandinavian eatery, located at Lincoln Center next door to Goat Patch Brewing, is the most recent restaurant by Chef Jay Gust, and features smørbrøds, which are open-faced sandwiches on rugbrod rye bread. Smørbrød sources its bread from neighboring bakery Nightingale Bread, and the menu features 20 Nordic inspired smørbrød sandwiches. Order the Lilehammer, with […]
Smørbrød to offer Nordic cuisine in the Lincoln Center something like swallowing while saying the word “purple,” so Gust and staff will pronounce it “schmurr-broad,” which is close. And it’s set to open in early June, likely the 8th or 9th. The name-granting dish is a Danish open-faced sandwich made on rugbrød, a dense rye […]
Colorado Springs has new place to enjoy Scandinavian sandwiches Fans of Scandinavian foods and traditions now have a year-round destination in Colorado Springs to get that Nordic fix. It’s Smørbrød, 2727 N. Cascade Ave. in the Lincoln Center, Jay Gust’s most recent addition to a restaurant family that includes Tapateria and Pizzeria Rustica in Old […]