We may not all be able to afford lunch in the dining room of Aquavit, but there's no excuse for not dropping by the Bistro room during lunch. There's a new addition to the menu, listed as an appetizer, though certainly large enough to satisfy for your midday meal (but leave room for dessert, of course!). Meet the Smørrebrød ($11). An open-faced sandwich concoction that begins at the base with warm, crusty Danish rye bread, piled high with herbs and boiled, shaved potatoes. A heaping of mustard herring follows, accompanied by a top of truffled egg salad. Trout roe to finish and a garnish of dill. Quite extravagant, no? This particular combination was a first for me and definitely not my last. The egg salad is a perfect match for the heady, tangy mustard herring. And as for dessert? Don't pass on the Arctic Circle, a chilly goat cheese parfait paired with blueberry and passion fruit.
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