From the White Guide Nordic 2018:
- Address: Markedsgade 9, 9800 Hjørring
- Phone: +45 98 92 22 29
- Web: bryghusetvendia.dk
- Seats: 60
- Opening Hours: Man-Fre 11:30 AM-9:30 PM, Sat 10 AM-9:30 PM, Closed on Sunday
Gourmet brasserie in Vendsyssel
At Vendia, they call a part of the restaurant a brasserie, but the term is more a reflection of North Jutlandic modesty. The dishes served here would unabashedly be sold as gourmet at other restaurants, and the professional and accommodating service is at a corresponding level. The menu is divided into a Danish tasting menu and a traditional French brasserie menu. The Danish starters include a succulent and tender cut of pork breast, roasted perfectly so that the deliciously crisp and caramelised crust evokes dreams of summer and slow-grilled spareribs. But looking at the calendar or out the window, it is clearly winter, so the pork is joined by seasonal cabbage in an acidic and well-spiced mustard vinaigrette and slightly sticky gastrique. The flavours are intense and well adjusted, and the presentation is aesthetically inviting. The French part of the menu also allows the kitchen’s acumen to shine through. The steak is perfectly seared and the béarnaise precisely seasoned, while the accompanying silky soft and bold carrot purée and butter-steamed vegetables with a good crisp bite to them make this familiar classic even more appealing. A glass of grenache with a dark, fruity intensity and herbal notes is a proper chaperone for the steak and béarnaise, and the other wine pairings are also apt. The dessert menu features a reinterpretation of rum soufflé served in a splintery crisp shell of dark chocolate with vanilla ice cream, raisins, toasted almonds and raisin purée, all of which buttress the taste of rum. The creative juggling of flavours evident in every dish makes this “brasserie” an excellent dining choice...
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