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Birger Jarlsgatan 4, Stockholm, 11434 [Map]
Parisians in Stockholm may be overwhelmed with a sense of déjà vu when they step in to Riche, which literally breathes character akin to Café Riche on Boulevard des Italiens in Paris. Although it began life way back in 1896, it was only until the 1930s that it took on a more practical design and the grill was opened to the right of the building's entrance.
Designed on the lines of its French counterpart, the elegant gold framed mirrors and crystal chandeliers speak opulence and the atmosphere is one that makes both bourgeoisie and the officer class feel at home. Large windows and high ceilings bring in a spacious feel and the furniture is functional and minimalist in style.
The cooking remains open to foreign influences, and sways the French brasserie way at times, yet it is heartening to find many old school Swedish dishes, take the pata negra de Salamanca for instance; this Iberian cured ham from Spain, is touchingly referred to as finger food, and there is also chorizo bruschetta with tomato marmalade.
Lovers of seafood may find it hard to tame their cravings as they mull over the starters section - half dozen snails Provençal, assorted marinated herrings, garlic seared baby squid, vendace roe and smoked eel with scrambled eggs - all waiting to be enjoyed. For others it could be Danish open sandwiches or lukewarm beetroots and vegetables with chévre terrine.
The main dishes could get you humming with excitement as the sight of sautéed cubed fillet of beef, olive and pistachio stuffed spring chicken with asparagus, and fried soured pork with parsley creamed potatoes all beckon. Again those with a penchant for anything related to the sea would probably love the grilled halibut with lobster wrapped clams, white sand asparagus and chive aioli, and pike-perch in paper with lemon verbena and nettle risotto.
The not-so-chocolatey dessert menu features a boozy lemon crème brûlée with licorice stirred raspberries and chocolate cheesecake with marinated nectarines. The well traversed wine list includes bins from Austria, Hungary, Canada and US while Old World wines are not entirely forgotten.
Riche is very often described as a place to see and be seen in Stockholm and combined with watching the chefs wowing the crowds with their cooking and the buzzing atmosphere every evening and on weekends this surely has to warrant a visit to such a lively place.
Mårtensafton på Riche, 10 nov Book
Stureplan 2, Stockholm, 11446 [Map]
Sturehof is the kind of place that you would like to go anytime of the day or night; initially the sheer size of the place overwhelms you, and then you observe people from all walks of life streaming in, adding to the general bonhomie. It’s almost always bustling and busy and, if the prospect of an al fresco meal seems tempting, just step outside where the outdoor air and could perhaps build an appetite. Some may agree that pausing between mouthfuls to people-watch is welcome to the digestion.
Sturehof has come a long way from when it first started as a beer hall more than 100 years ago. Things have changed greatly for the better and the impressive glass wall that separates the downstairs bar from the main eating space is the only thing that remains from the now-extinct 1930s interior. The dining area is a more formal affair with crisp white table cloths, wooden panels and distinctive light fixtures.
Seafood is certainly the main draw here and starters of cured salmon with a sweet dill and mustard sauce, shellfish cocktail with tomato vinaigrette and vendace roe from Vänern with butter-fried toast, red onion and Smetana – soured heavy cream - grace the daily changing menu. Meaty main courses are a subtle explosion of flavours with boiled fresh brisket of beef drowned in a horseradish sauce, grilled entrecôte with béarnaise and tenderized beef with bean salad, bacon and red wine butter, all smacking of bovine goodness.
Extending the maritime emphasis fish is one dish that cannot be sidelined at Sturehof, especially when it includes such delights as poached lightly salted cod with prawns, fried Baltic herring, broiled cured pollack and lemon sole on the bone with mushrooms, charlotte onion and browned butter. Shellfish also takes its place under the sun and consider choices like the oyster platter or the shellfish platter of ½ Maine lobster, prawns, Dublin Bay prawns, crab and Fine de Claire.
For a meal such as this desserts should be nothing but remarkable, and the taste of almond parfait with berries and sour cream pannacotta with rhubarb soup could linger long after this highly satisfying and beautifully prepared meal. With over 600 wines, the drinks list certainly commands respect and is sure to hold something to delight every palate.
After dinner party-hoppers will definitely be attracted to the pulsating vibe at the O-bar upstairs keeping in tune with Stockholm’s vibrant nightlife. They also feature a couple of live performances every week from some famous and not-yet-famous artists.
Sollentunavägen 220, Sollentuna, nr Stockholm, 19135 [Map]
A copy of the charter by the king in the entrance hall gives a fascinating insight to Edsbacka Krog's life way back in 1626 when it all started. Inn-keeper Henrik Olofson was authorised to 'establish an inn at Edsbacka, in the rural district of Sollentuna, where he could tap and serve miscellaneous foreign and Swedish beers as well as wine and spirits and other fiery drinks and also offer food'. Things haven't changed much except for the fact that this old inn has now evolved into a fine restaurant, incorporating the values of traditional pub hospitality.
Inside there is a whole gamut of dining options, from the Vinkällaren, the oldest part of the restaurant, which once housed the wine cellar, to the large and airy Paviljongen where you could get a little closer to nature. Salongen on the upper floor takes in fabulous views of the park of Edsberg Manor while the Kammaren, which can accommodate up to four guests, is for those who seek privacy.
After serving Edsbacka Krog for 26 years, Christer Lingström finally decided to hand up his ladle and former chief cook-now-turned-restaurateur Fredrik Pettersson carries on his vision to create an excellent restaurant experience. True to form the timeless tradition of homeliness, simplicity and honesty is passed on, and diners certainly have much to look forward to.
The kitchen is not afraid to experiment and clever little combinations are manifest among starters, duck liver with white chocolate and figs and oven baked salmon with scallop and oyster foam. Main dishes too follow suit, think grilled tenderised beef imbuing the flavours of smoked chilli and variation of red deer teamed with a warm salad of yellow beetroot and parsnip. Sweet treats are petite creations in themselves, a cylinder of white chocolate and cloudberries with black currant sorbet, and a warm soufflé of white peach.
Seasonal specialities include variation of Swedish lamb flavoured with truffle and rosemary. For the big event there's always a comforting Edsbacka Krog's classical bagarby soup followed by seared char with mussel sauce and a salad of fennel, saffron and potato, and mousse of raspberries with raspberry sorbet and a crispy cake.
First there is a wine list and then a wanted wine list, the latter being the name of a new series of wines featuring champagne from the house of Alfred, an Alsace white, a Lirac red and a sweet Château Puy Servain Terrement.
Edsbacka Krog is keen to help you make your wedding day more special with customized menus and even offering a Volvo S80 limousine for that added touch of class.
Berzelii Park, PO Box 16340, Stockholm, 10327 [Map]
A Stockholm landmark since 1863, Berns Salonger remains a favourite haunt for both locals as well as visitors and there's little wonder why. With a boutique hotel, conference and banquet facilities, a vibrant Asian restaurant and summer terrace, popular bars, nightclub, gallery and a theatre that showcases all major theatrical and musical performances, concerts and international stand-up comedians, the place is without a doubt Stockholm?s unequalled entertainment hub and ideal meeting place for business and pleasure.
Nestled in the city's main attraction is Berns Asiatiska - a gem of a find both for its novelty as the city's first Chinese restaurant in 1944, as well as for its culinary excellence that sustains its popularity even today. Beginning with China, the restaurant has managed to work its way through Asia and now offers the very best of Asian cuisine, the recipes of which have been sourced from every nook and corner of this vast and fascinating continent. There are skilled sushi chefs working 'live' at the restaurant, adding reassurance that everything which comes out of this kitchen is truly Asian.
Berns Asiatiska has at its roots a vision to create a 'relaxed, international atmosphere where all kinds of guests would thrive'. On entering, you observe how true this is. There are people from various ethnic backgrounds dining under the gilded ceilings and magnificent chandeliers that have set the place apart since its beginnings. The dining area is spacious, so you can enjoy the vibrant notes in the ambience without having to overhear your neighbour's conversation. There are several touches in the décor that indicate its rich history and the service works well with the relaxing ambience created by the restaurant. Though justifiably crowded on most days, guests are never hurried to leave the table after a meal.
There are breakfast, lunch, brunch, à la carte and sushi menus, including an enormous brunch buffet during weekends. Pop in for yum cha - Chinese tea in the afternoons, which includes dumplings and a fabulous desserts buffet.
Begin lunch with oysters from Charentes with trout roe and cumquat butter, fried pork and peanut dumpling with chilli and ginger sauce, followed by Thai meatballs in red curry or the fried duck breast. Vegetarians may go for the garlic-fried French beans and dumpling with asparagus and spring onion. Sushi lovers have a long list of chef's specials apart from the regulars including sashimi, ika and unagi, prepared right before their eyes by sushi wizards, carefully hand-picked from Asia.
Come here for authentic food, historic musings, top notch service and an international dining experience. Be it a stop-over before catching a concert at China Theatre or a casual meal with a friend, there's no better way to soak in the flavour of Stockholm than over dim-sum in Berns Asiatiska.More information, including full menus, is available on their Website.
Asian Christmas buffet, 28th Nov - 24th Dec Book
Norr Mälarstrand 9, Kajplats 464, Stockholm, 11220 [Map]
Kungsholmen is now closed for renovation till 16th May 2012.When was the last time you stepped into a mall and after a hectic day of shopping, rushed into a food court, wearily hauled those bags aside, hoping to grab a bite and seeking respite from the crowd frenzy? At Kungsholmen they do things differently, for one thing there is no shopping happening here, but the food court concept reigns supreme, albeit in a more sophisticated, diner style way. Its location along the Mälaren River is an added bonus, guaranteeing views that could hardly be bettered.
The décor is a blend between a traditional dining room and lounge with seven different food stations, so there?s raw, Nordic, organic, fast food classic, spice and a fruit bar. The cocktail bar features a collection of old classics and new creations. The interior is trendy and design schemes are realistic, catering to hungry hordes that descend here everyday. Pontonen, situated right next door, is more of a summer retreat, surrounded by Kungsholmen?s guest dock,and is accessible by boat.
Bocuse d?Or or the biennial world chef championship is often considered to be the culinary world?s answer to the Olympic Games; landing a silver medal at this prestigious contest is no mean feat, and that?s exactly what the Kungsholmen?s cooking duo of Melker Andersson and Danyel Couet have managed to achieve. Their cooking thrives on innovation and presents a blend of international cuisines and taste combinations that are highly appealing
At the raw bar expect to find bento boxes, nigiri or maki, sashimi, Vietnamese beef salad or fine du Claire oysters, and also delights from the Nordic region such as salmon tartar with trout roe, Swedish bouillabaisse and smoked strip loin with bacon. If organic is the way to go then choose a tomato salad caprese, bleak roe blini with lemon crème and coq au vin blanc, or if you don?t have too much time to spare then munch on a tuna burger with lime and coriander or fish and chips with lobster aioli.
Bar classics such as seafood cocktail and moules mariniére are not entirely forgotten and those who?d like to spruce up their meal with a bit of spice could choose pepper grilled beef with Béarnaise or the Caribbean barbecue piggham sandwich. Finally head to the fruit bar for a rhubarb compote with yogurt sorbet or a coupe peach Melba.
The F12 Group has many classy restaurants in its kitty and Kungsholmen certainly stands out on its own, maintaining the high standards set by this thriving group.
Södra Blasieholmshamnen 8, Stockholm, 10327 [Map]
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