Mortens Kro - Food and Philosophy

Surprise and intimacy – these are key words for Chef Morten Nielsen, who is the man behind some of Aalborg’s renowned restaurants. And this man is full of surprises! Learn more about Chef Morten in an interview here.

First generation in North Jutland

It is something of a coincidence that Morten Nielsen finds himself in North Jutland today. Of course, it had to do with a girl. That passed though, but my passion for North Jutland did not… and now, my entire network and all my friends are here, so I think I’ll stick around.

Morten explains that even though he was not born in North Jutland, today he feels like a native. He was even chosen as "North Jutland Individual of the Year" in 2009. I am very proud of that - after all, I am only the first immigrant in my family, so it is nice to know that the people in North Jutland also believe that I belong here, Morten says. 

When Chef Morten has to highlight what he is particularly fond of in North Jutland, it is the nature, the forests, the fresh air and the roaring sea – and the fresh produce right outside your door. 

Aalborg - a city on the move

But Morten also appreciates the culture scene in Aalborg and the city’s overall development over the last few years. - I love what’s happening in Aalborg right now. The cultural scene is blossoming, so you no longer have to go to Copenhagen to find something out of the ordinary. For example, a visit to the Svala Opera creates an international environment, that I absolutely love. 

When asked to name a quality that particularly describes the people in Aalborg and North Jutland, Morten has the following comment. 

- They have this peculiar way of understating, what they are saying. And it always makes me want to hear more. The name "Mortens Kro" (Mortens Inn) is also an understatement. Many connect an Inn with prawn cocktails and schnitzles. However, when they visit Mortens Kro, they are surprised by the trendy restaurant and menu.

Quality experiences

It is no coincidence that Morten is the man behind some of Aalborg’s most renowned restaurants. Besides hours of hard work, a special philosophy is the foundation of his success. - Surprise is the key ingredient in my cooking. And quality. My guests should remember the experience they had and come back. Even better, if they tell their friends about it – and I want to give them something to tell. Chef Morten explains that closeness is the keyword.

This is what Morten appreciates in Aalborg

If you would like to see some of the things Chef Morten appreciates about Aalborg, you can get tips and ideas by following the links below...

- The nature in North Jutland... 
Aalborg offers many possiblities for experiences in nature.

Read about experiences for the active...
Read the guide to the green Aalborg...

- Aalborg's cultural life blossoms...
Aalborg is a spirited town, which oozes of life and activity all year around. Among other things, you can experience concerts, performances, shows and much more.
Find cultural experiences on the event list...

- Aalborg -a city on the move...
A development which is obvious to anyone is the development of the city's nye waterfront. A development which changes the city image of Aalborg noticeably.
Read about Aalborg's waterfront...
Read about Nordkraft...

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