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Original Vintage OSKAR DAVIDSEN Long Sandwich List Menu Smorrebrod Petra

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Hard to find original sandwich list menu from OSKAR DAVIDSEN in Copenhagen, Denmark. Huge long menu list of 178 sandwiches, it's 47.5 inches long, that's a half inch shy of 4 feet! One side is Danish, the other is English. Used condition. Most of our menus were actually used in the restaurant, so there may be writing, wear and tear, spots, stains, crinkles and creases, etc., so please examine the images closely. inventory# D18-2.

From their website... In 1888 wine merchant Oskar Davidsen obtained a restaurateur’s licence and opened a wine bar in connection with his wine shop in Copenhagen.

However, when the guests felt hungry as well, Petra Davidsen went into the back and created ”smørrebrød” (Danish open sandwiches) for them. This is how it all began….. And it developed. The regulars came punctuously at lunch time in order to feast their palates and stomachs on the delicate ”smørrebrød” created by equal parts of pure raw materials and gastronomic imagination. New customers came. And the reputation of Davidsen’s ”smørrebrød” reached the entire country.

The famous list of ”smørrebrød” was created during the first year of this century. 178 variations over a Danish theme: ”Smørrebrød”. The list is more than 140 centimetres long. The longest in the world. And of course, it has achieved a place in the Guinness Book of Records.

However, it is neither quantity nor length which has caused the ”smørrebrød” to be an international success. It is the quality. Through a 100 years, Oskar and Petra Davidsen were succeeded by the son Vagn Aage Davidsen. Then came Vagn Aage’s son, Per Davidsen – supported by his wife Hedevig (Numme) Davidsen and the partner Axel Svensson.

In 1965 the path was set from the ”old house” on Åboulevarden to Søpavillonen, where Restaurant Oskar Davidsen manifested its Danish and international reputation through the years until 1974. In the meantime, the fourth generation had entered the family business. Per and Numme Davidsen’s daughter, Ida Davidsen.