The Danish smørrebrød pioneer Ida Davidsen created ‘The Shooting Star’ or ‘Stjerneskud’ as a tribute to the first man in space, Juri Gagarin. When the astronaut visited Copenhagen in 1962, Ida Davidsen made the piece of smørrebrød in the shape of a space rocket for him to honour his accomplishments. It had fried fish fillets combined with salmon and shrimps on white bread topped with caviar and a lemon wedge. The dish is unique, as it’s not served on rye bread, and allegedly Gagarin loved his space smørrebrød so much that it quickly became a fixed part of the restaurant’s menu, with Ida Davidsen naming it ‘Stjerneskud’, which it is still referred to today in restaurants and cafés around the country. As a way of celebrating the 60-year jubilee on the 5th of September, several Copenhagen restaurants are serving their own version of ‘The Shooting Star’.