ISO Danish Caterer
Can anyone recommend a caterer who would be able to do 70-80 Danish open face sandwiches (smorrebrod) for a Christmas party? It is my Danish Grandparent's 60th wedding anniversary and we'd love to treat them to a good Danish meal (we have the Akvavit already!).
I know that the state of Danish cuisine in Toronto is pretty abysmal but am hoping someone knows of a caterer who can do this.
We aren't terribly picky about the options but along the lines of:
Shrimp & Egg
I don't know if they cater, and it's possibly too far out of town for your purposes anyway, but Sunset Villa in Puslinch would have everything you need. It might be worth a phonecall at least to see if they can accommodate you with a delivery or pickup. You could order a la carte or go with a few party platters.
How about Hillside Cafe on Mt. Pleasant south of Eglinton? Granted they are Estonian/Finnish but are especially known for their sandwiches for the lunchtime crowd. They also carry a lot of yummy Scandinavian items; I particularly enjoy their smoked salmon. Drop by at lunch and try one of their sandwiches. If you describe what you want for your party I imagine they could easily adjust the menu.
I am sure if you asked any decent caterer to prepare these they could. I mean, in the end, it's just a recipe.
Have you tried contacting the Danish Church on Finch, just west of Yonge? I went to their rummage sale in the spring, and there was a long line to get in--I thought it was to get into the rummage sale, but it was actually a line to buy their sandwiches!! I'm sure they have some caterers they use for weddings, etc.
So, in case anyone is interested, I contacted Hansen's and they led me to a caterer named John McCaughan Christensen. http://www.johnmccaughan.com/
I'll post back after the party (just before Christmas) and let you know how it was. Thanks for all of your suggestions.
I've got to say, though, it's about time someone opened a Danish restaurant in this city!