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Brod & Kage: New Danish bakery opens in Solvang

SOLVANG, Calif. - Visitors are looking for a Danish experience.

And what better way to get that slice of Danish culture than in Solvang. 

"I’m here to try their chocolate chip the bear claw and to try the cheese jalapeño bread. So they’re going to be amazing," said customer Aida Bagumian at Brød & Kage in Solvang.

Owner Rene Kaerskov of Brod &  Kage (bread and cake bakery) just opened the 6th Danish bakery in the city.

He said this is the "first modern Danish bakery to open in Solvang for decades."

"Our hope is to give our customers a true danish contemporary experience of walking into a bakery on par of what you’d see in Denmark today," said Kaerskov.

"I love the Denmark part. To keep it authentic," said customer Gail Vize at Brod & Kage.

"I think it’s great he’s bringing his culture here  making sure it stays alive fresh and to date and he’s making it modern again," said manager Andrea Zepeda at Brød & Kage.

So far Kærskov said business has been running smoothly since its opening last week.

"That’s covered in chocolate with 24 carrot gold and 24 carrot gold leaves on top," said Kaerskov.

"There’s really no taste … the gold melts," said Henry Barajas of Brod & Kage.

Not only is the owner from Denmark, so is his chocolatier as well as his chef who cooked for the queen of Denmark.

"All of us involved are born and raised in Denmark so we bring a contemporary aspect of the danish bakery. We want to give people a contemporary experience of a Danish bakery on par with what they would experience in Copenhagen today," said Kaerskov.

The new bakery features organic fresh eggs, flour from France for baguettes, fresh milk, nougat from Denmark, and berries from local farm-stands.

The chocolates are from world famous Danish chocolatier Fritz Knipschildt, winner of the throw down with Bobby Flay.

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