Copenhagen

The Queen of Open-faced Sandwiches

Ida Davidsen is the master sandwich maker of her famous family business in Copenhagen
Ida Davidsen is a master when it comes to constructing Open-faced sandwiches. Ida comes from generations of sandwich makers and in her restaurant she makes 250 types of them. She learned the art of peeling shrimp and piling them high on bread at a young age. She told Outlook’s Asya Fouks about the many celebrity customers she’s fed, including the Russian astronaut Yuri Gagarin who was served a sandwich made in his honour shaped like a Sputnik spacecraft. 

Picture: Ida Davidsen outside her restaurant in Copenhagen
Credit: Asya Fouks

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