While in London for the Olympics, I had the opportunity to go on a Danish Bacon Cruise hosted by Visit Denmark and Danish Crown. Yes, you read that right: A DANISH BACON CRUISE! Since I have a hard time turning down free drinks and food (especially bacon), I decided I had to go!
Celebrating 125 years of bacon and other meat production, the Danish Crown folks sailed all the way from Denmark to London on the beautiful old Danish schooner Maja.
During our afternoon sail down the Thames River, a team of chefs treated us to a traditional Danish bacon dish called ‘stegt flæsk med persillesovs’ (try and pronounce that!) as well as a special beer brewed just for the Olympic festivities. The bacon was thick-cut, crispy and served with a cream sauce and parsley.
To top it all off, there was a giant pig on-board!
All of the staff on the boat were wearing “MEAT EATER” shirts, showing off their pride in the food they love so much. In traditional style, the bacon comes in huge slabs, as seen below.
After getting acquainted with the ship and our first round of bacon, we were off for a nice sail down the river. The Olympic Rings lift up whenever the bridge is opened for ships to pass through. It was pretty amazing to see them while passing beneath the bridge.