The current owner, Alex Pedersen, took over in 1999. “I really just love a good steak,” he laughs. “Restaurant Oksen was already known in Horsens for its great meat and, when it went up for sale, I jumped at the opportunity to help develop it even further.” Back then, Oksen had a kitchen the size of a van, though with a professional grill, hob and two tiny prep stations. In 2008, however, Pedersen was ready to expand the restaurant and bought the property next door. “It was a massive project that took more than two years to complete,” Pedersen recalls.