Meals at Skovsøen

Meal time is yet another opportunity to practice and improve your Danish at Skovsøen! Meals start with a presentation of the meal and song in Danish and end with a song. We take time to introduce the food—not only will this help you become familiar with Danish dishes, but it will also give you an opportunity to learn new Danish vocabulary.

Our meals are served family style. When the food comes to the table, everyone takes a portion and passes it around until everyone has been served. And if you finish your meal and are hungry for more, we encourage you to ask for seconds.

In addition to traditional food you’ll see at Skovsøen, such as frikadeller (Danish meatballs), smørrebrød (open-face sandwiches), and rødgrød med fløde (traditional Danish fruit soup), we also make room for more modern Danish cuisine including høns i asparges (tartlets with chicken and asparagus) and even shawarma (pita sandwiches with all the fixings).

Special Dietary Requests

If you are a vegetarian, have food allergies, or have special dietary needs, you will be able to get food specially prepared from the kitchen — just make sure you note this information on your health form.


Try a Recipe at Home

Here’s a recipe to try at home!

Danish Light Rye Bread

Bake this bread and delight your inner Dane with this traditional rugbrød.

1 ¼ cup - Water
2 Tbsp - Vegetable oil
2 Tbsp - Molasses
2 Tbsp - Brown sugar
1 cup - Rye flour
2 ¼ cup - Bread flour
2 tsp - Instant yeast
1 tsp - Salt

Combine the water, vegetable oil, molasses and brown sugar in a mixing bowl. Add the flours and sprinkle in the yeast. Mix until it forms dough. Add the salt and knead the dough for 10 minutes. Cover the dough and let it rise until it doubles in size. Shape the dough on a floured work surface into a round loaf, or you can use a greased loaf pan if you prefer. Let the dough rise again. Bake the bread dough in a 350° F oven for 25 minutes. Rotate the bread and bake it another 10 minutes. Cool, slice, and serve. Makes one loaf.