Back on the train toward Copenhagen, we stopped 10 minutes south of Helsingør at the town of Humlebæk to visit the Louisiana Museum. Being Americans we wondered why the museum was named Louisiana. One of the museum's employees explained that the museum patron and the owner of the villa at the center of the museum had had three wives, consecutively, that were all named, conveniently, Louise. Hence, Louisiana became the name of the museum.
The museum sits on the edge of land with a view of the Øresund. Monumental sculptures, like the Henry Moore shown below, are placed throughout the park-like gardens.
We closed the museum up and walked to the train station for the ride back to Copenhagen and another great meal.
The food in Copenhagen is extraordinary--and expensive. Our dinners often cost more than our room. But, we ate the most luscious scallops (not Dan as he is allergic to them), duck, beef and each dish was beautifully presented. Tonight, we ate at Gorm's Gourmet Pizze & Vin (Nyhavn 14) which is a few doors from our hotel. We shared an appetizer and a special Christmas duck entree. Again, fabulous. One night we ate at Brdr. Price (Brothers Price) for creative Danish Modern food. Dan's meal was a take off on the smørrebrød. He ordered steak and was served sliced, savory beef steak with lettuce and other vegetables piled on a piece of bread. I ordered the duck confit salad. It was shredded duck confit with some bits crunchy served with friseé and pomegranate seeds. Tasty combinations!