Mortens aften November 11
At Hansens Gamle Familiehave we prepare good old-fashioned Danish food. The menu is updated regularly in accordance to offers and goods of the seasons. We also make sure to uphold the Danish food traditions and offer special menus like Sankt Hans, Mortens Aften, and of course our popular Christmas menu.
If you have any preferences concerning a larger arrangement we will gladly help set up the menus and follow out wishes.
Story behind Mortens Aften
Saint Morten was appointed bishop in Tours on July 4, 371 AD. The well-known legend states that Morten out of humility did not wish to become bishop and so he hid in between geese to avoid the appointment. The honks of the geese however, betrayed him and it is said that after Morten was made bishop, he demanded that the geese should be punished for betraying him – this should be done by eating them once a year. The oldest known Danish source, describing this event, was written in 1616 but similar German sources have been found, dating back to the 16th century, as well in Denmark, geese of Morten has been eaten before 1616.
Lunch a la carte
11 am – 4 pm
Evening a la carte
5 pm – 7 pm and 7.30 pm – 11.30 pm
Beverages & Kids Menu