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Profile: Brian Bojsen

“Guests should get the impression that they are dining on the west coast of Denmark, somewhere in Sweden or in an inn in Norway,” said Brian Bojsen, the Danish chef known from German TV programmes such as “Küchenschlacht” and “Kerners Köche”. Bojsen is a culinary consultant for the Krønasår Hotel and the Rulantica Waterworld. For 16 years he worked in renowned restaurants on the German island of Sylt. He is well versed in traditional Scandinavian dishes from the countryside and the cities. His Hamburg restaurant, Brian's Steak & Lobster, is also inspired by Nordic cuisine. “It’s my job to kidnap our guests and take them on a culinary trip to Scandinavia.”

The most important thing for him is to present honest and genuine food, which includes lobster, as well as black bread with salted butter and beetroot. Bojsen is convinced that “Nordic cuisine makes you happy”. He recently released his book “Lækker - Scandinavian Cuisine by a Crazy Dane”. Why crazy? “I do things that other people aren’t brave enough to do,” he says, “I get the lobsters I use out of the sea myself, even if the water is just above freezing.” Where does his love of cooking come from? “From my mother and my grandmother. We were always in the kitchen and chatted while peeling potatoes.”