Three Vikings - Viking Restaurant Review with Mae Anderson
To celebrate Norsevember, a world-wide online event celebrating all things Vikings (books, comics, games, movies, history, food, drink...), I'll be hosting a series of special posts with a few of my Viking-minded friends from around the world. The topic: Viking Restaurants from around the world!
Mae Anderson, an avid book reviewer as well as Executive Producer at CBC/Radio-Canada, ventured out to Three Vikings in Edmonton, Canada to do a #Norsevember restaurant review. Located in the culinary hub of the 124th Street area, Three Vikings offers locally sourced comfort food with Danish and British specialties with a dash of hygge! Here is what Mae had to say...
What did you order and how was it?
We started with chai tea and a coffee, along with some Maple Blomkål--fried cauliflower with a maple grain mustard sauce. It was good! For our main meal, we split Smøørebrød— two halves of an open faced sandwich, one with three types of beets, one with ham and other garnishings— which was slightly disappointing. I recommend the beet one for a snack, but the lack of pzazz in the bread makes it less exciting as a meal.
What was the best part of your experience at Three Vikings?
The atmosphere most definitely, and the very kind service.
What is one thing Three Vikings could do to make the experience even better?
For a restaurant with Viking-esque decor, it’s not at all clear what the meaning of it all is. I’d love if the owners had their story somewhere on the website, along with a dictionary to help understand the vocabulary used in the menu. Pronouncers maybe?
Takk to Mae for checking out Three Vikings!
If you're in Edmonton and are thirsty on a Saturday night, check out Three Vikings on 124th street.
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Joshua Gillingham is an author, editor, and game designer from Vancouver Island, Canada.