Taking over the location of Two Lots Boys in Windsor, Öppen launched with a Scandi-Inspired bang in December 2018. Öppen’s interior has an all new Swedish inspired fit out with balanced subtle colour palette, wood panelling, stone and concrete ascents through the benchtops and subdued pink walls.
Owner and Head Chef Zume Pham and wife Amy Vo met while working in hospitality at Seven Seeds. On a trip to Denmark last year they discovered smørrebrød, pronounced “smairbrud”.
Smørrebrød is a traditional Scandinavian open-faced sandwich that usually consists of a piece of buttered rye bread, a dense, dark brown bread, topped with commercial or homemade cold cuts, pieces of meat or fish, cheese or spreads, and garnishes. Bringing this concept back to the humble streets of Widsor, Chef ZUme has two vegan Smørrebrød options to tantalise your tastebuds.
“We have added vegan options to encourage people to eat healthy veggies” says Pham.
It fits the brief for healthy options, with plants taking up a good part of the menu.
Vegan smørrebrød at Öppen includes Kipfler, Asparagus, truffle emulsion, red onion and wood sorrel. Or the Beetroot and Hummus with macadamia and apple. The all day breakfast options are the warm barley salad, potato rosti with lime green chilli emulsion, plus the popular cauliflower steak that comes with quinoa, chickpeas, charred broccoli, radish, currants & sunflower cream.