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Get a taste of Denmark during the Olympics

British food lovers, Danish visitors to the Olympics and a wider international audience will have a unique opportunity to sample the best of Danish cuisine during a three day food festival in London in late July.



From 27 to 29 July, Danish companies and some of the most talented young chefs from Denmark will serve delicious Danish food and drinks at the IMAGINATION showcase in St Katharine Docks in London.

IMAGINATION is a three-week celebration of the best of Danish culture, lifestyle, food and drink.

The food days at IMAGINATION come to London at a time, when there’s an enormous interest in Danish and Nordic food with the Copenhagen restaurant Noma being named ‘world’s best restaurant’ for the third year running in 2012.
 
The Food Organisation of Denmark promotes Danish and Nordic food and gastronomy and they are bringing nine chefs from Danish top restaurant like the Michelin-awarded Restaurant Geranium to the London food days.

The top chefs will whet your appetite and show you how to make the best sausages, Danish smørrebrød (open sandwiches) and other delightful samples from the Nordic kitchen.

But prepare to be involved as you will get a chance to cook with these inspiring chefs and make the dishes yourself.

‘The Danes and the Brits have a lot in common when it comes to great food. Both countries host some of the front runners of what may be called a true culinary revolution sweeping through most of the gourmet world these years. We see the Olympics and the events in London as a fabulous opportunity to go to London and make some really good food for all the visitors at IMAGINATION,’ says Pelle Øby Andersen, Director of the Food Organisation of Denmark.

Gastronomisk Undergrund, a group of young and playful chefs, will turn a kitchen into their own gastronomic playground and do cooking shows twice a day throughout the three days. The theme of their culinary experiments is ‘Don’t Waste’ and they promise to create inventive dishes made from rare ingredients.

The Danish companies, which will be present during all three food days, include Søbogaard (fruit juices such as elderflower) Zelected Food (bread and snacks), Serenity Cupcakes (cupcakes), Naturmælk - det økologiske mejeri (organic yogurt, cheese, butter and more), Hr. Skov (homemade soups and other delicacies), Carlsberg (drinks) and Danish Crown (fried pork, hot dogs and more).

Danish Crown and Carlsberg will be at IMAGINATION from 27 July to 12 August to ensure that there is plenty of Danish food and drink in the area.

IMAGINATION is organised by VisitDenmark – the food days are organised in partnership with the Danish Embassy in London and The Food Organisation of Denmark.

IMAGINATION is VisitDenmark's showcase celebrating the best Denmark has to offer in terms of culture, gastronomy, design and lifestyle. All eyes will be on London 27 Juli - 12 August and IMAGINATION presents Denmark as a country with lots of experiences, creativity and imagination. A wide range of Danish companies participate in the event which is expected to attract up to 340.000 visitors to the 700 square metre area at St Katharine Docks.

IMAGINATION – Discover the Danish Spirit
St Katharine Docks
London
27 July – 12 August 2012

Food days at IMAGINATION
St Katharine Docks
London
27-29 July 2012



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