Wear a comfy sweater, sip a hot drink and connect with friends and family on a long winter night at The Danish Table in Elk Horn.

Hygge (pronounced hue-guh) — a Danish word used when recognizing and enjoying the present, acknowledging a feeling or moment as cozy, charming or special.

“Hygge is the art of experiencing connection, comfort and contentment,” says Mari Nielson Harries, Farm Bureau member and proprietor of The Danish Table in Elk Horn. “And it is most definitely a verb.”

At The Danish Table in Elk Horn, guests are invited to hygge on Friday and Saturday nights. 

“Our goal is to respect tradition while creating new connections,” she says. “The whole concept is something new and different for Elk Horn. But the cultural heritage goes back centuries.”

At The Danish Table, Nielson Harries has been able to capture the cultural essence of Elk Horn’s Danish heritage and take it to new, modern heights. The establishment offers both Danish and American kitchens featuring family recipes and an array of unique sandwiches, all crafted from scratch ingredients. The burgers are handmade patties, the fries are hand-cut and the dressings are...