Lunch in Denmark

Charcuterie plate with loads of goodies including: smoked meats, smoked salmon, country pâté, bacon wrapped fig, pickled beets, shrimp salad, and more.




Tenderloin on top of mashed carrots and potatoes with a red wine reduction.

Joe Kwon

Local Eats: Guglhupf Bakery, Pâtisserie & Café

This is a quick post for a restaurant that needs no introduction. Guglhupf has been a staple for those seeking fine pastries and breads in the RTP area for years. Let your eyes do the tasting for you.

Cream Puff
This is kinda a signature piece of theirs. The cream puffs here are so good and perfectly sweet you really will have a hard time eating just one.

German Potato Salad
If you've noticed the deserts were first on this post. That's a pure Em-ism. She likes to get to her sweets before anything else gets to the table. I don't blame her. They're just too scrumptious to sit and look at.

The German potato salad here is pretty amazing. Not like you'd find in a German household with bacon chunks in them, but they are made with rich beef broth. I enjoy them thoroughly the next day with just a baguette.

Potato and Leek Torte
I ordered this item on a whim. I usually don't like entrees that are triangular. (jk) I did find that this was my favorite dish of the whole meal. It had all that I wanted. Still crisp potatoes and fresh leeks. That flavors along with the emmental cheese on top made this a beautiful dish.

--Joe Kwon

For more info on Guglhupf check out their website.