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Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Valhal Restaurant

At Tivoli, we wanted to try out a Danish buffet spread at one of the restaurants for dinner, but it was sadly full. So we walked around, fiddled with pictures and the like and eventually saw this structure:

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Valhal Restaurant. We checked out the map of Tivoli: Viking Cuisine!

I mean, rawr! So we went closer. It was a buffet! Even sweeter!

We climbed up the stairs (the bottom floor was occupied by some ride), to be greeted with the interior:
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There was also some nice Viking decor right next to the table:

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A Viking helmet was also present but only can be seen from the bottom in this picture due to perspective.

After paying for the food, it was time to attack!

Was too hungry to take pictures. However towards the end there was a point where the cook was not busy for a short while and I managed to get him to pose for me with his dishes.

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They are

(L to R, top):
Roasted / steamed chicken thighs
Roasted vegetables
Roasted beef (hidden by the vegetables)
Roast pork (this was superb!!!)
Gravy for roast beef (right behind the pork)
Another chicken dish (a tad too salty but also good)
Roast potatoes with creamy cheese sauce
Bread basket (well at least part of it; not included for composition purposes)

All the meats were tender and fell apart easily under the knife, with the exception of the beef which was a tad bit harder.

(L to R, bottom)
Various vegetables. No idea, I didn't touch any of it. How unhealthy of me! ;)


Note: Valhal, also known as Valhalla, is in Norse mythology the hall of slain heroes, ruled by the king of the gods, Odin, in the realm of the gods, Asgard. The hall had 540 doors, through each of which 800 heroes could walk abreast, and the roof was made of shields. The souls of heroic soldiers killed in battle were brought to Valhalla by warrior maidens called Valkyries. The heroes fought during the day, but their wounds healed before night, when they banqueted with Odin.

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