Stockholm is a beautiful city wrapped in the lap of Mother Nature. Sweden’s capital is one of the most popular business destinations in the country and the entire Scandinavian region. The city shares a strong bond with other world cities including gateways in the United States. Various airlines operate flights to the city from different parts of the globe. The city is forever bustling with activity from leisure travelers as well as business travelers. Travelers who are in the city for official trip have certain choices to make when it comes to accommodation, and food. While they fancy staying in the best business hotels, they are equally concerned about eating out at Michelin Star restaurants here.
Michelin Star Restaurants
Every city has its own take on food and Stockholm is no exception. The people love food and various restaurants here include delectable items on their menu cards. Its fancy for food continues to the level that today it boasts of various Michelin Star restaurants. The Michelin Guide, a guidebook chain, awards the Michelin Stars to various restaurants based on their food preparations. Various executives would be interested in taking their high-end clients out for lunch or dinner at a place of such repute.
The city is proud of an array of Michelin Star restaurants that grace its premises. The two-star restaurants here include Mathias Dahlgren Matsalen (dining room) and Frantzén/Lindeberg. The six names on the list of one-star restaurants include Ekstedts, Gatrologik, Lux Stockholm, Esperanto, F12, Mathias Dahlgren Matbaren (food bar).
Here’s a brief outlook about some of these popular Michelin Star restaurants:
Mathias Dahlgren is a top culinary destination frequented by most foreign visitors to Stockholm. The restaurant is renowned for its two distinct menus created with the use of fresh seasonal produce. The two menus are – ‘The natural cuisine’ and the ‘Theme in Focus’. The focus of ‘The natural cuisine’ is primarily on nature and is greatly inspired by the seasons. The ‘Theme in Focus’ menu is all about exploration of a gastronomic idea that the chefs are keen on investigating.
Frantzén is the only other two-star Michelin restaurant in Stockholm today. It is currently ranked the world’s 12th best restaurant. Björn Frantzén, who owns the restaurant, is committed to culinary excellence and artistic gastronomy. The restaurant uses seasonal and local ingredients for preparing creative dishes. Most of the ingredients are sourced from the restaurant’s own garden. The popular dishes that must be savored here include macarons with hay ashes, fried fish scale, and deep-fried moss with wagyu-meat.
Esperanto is yet another popular Michelin Star restaurant. It was awarded the best restaurant title in the White Guide in 2013. This is the prestigious national restaurant award presented in Sweden. Esperanto is situated in the old Jarlateatern theatre. The restaurant looks opulent with its designer decorations and artworks. Its central chandelier is quite bewitching. The restaurant is renowned for its beautiful, delicious dishes with poetic aesthetics. The dishes worth trying out here include langoustines brushed with Swedish wagyu ox tallow served with daikon and apple, lumpfish caviar and horseradish oil, beets, dried monkfish, and dashi scandinave.
The Michelin Star kitchen at Ekstedt is known for its distinct approach. This restaurant is a must-visit. The restaurant is against using gas burners or electric cookers, and believes in using only pure forms of heat such as fire, smoke, ash and soot. Ekstedt is a firm believer in exploring Scandinavian roots with this unique style of cooking. The visitors here are served a set of menu of 4 and 6 courses. The dishes offered here include tenderised beef cooked on wood of pear with chimney-smoked tomatoes and duck liver. The interiors of this restaurant are aptly designed and complement the Scandinavian tradition. The materials used in designing the interiors include sandstone, copper, leather and birch.
For a grand dining experience, consider visiting the Operakällaren restaurant. It is located in the same building as the Royal Swedish Opera. The restaurant is a proud owner of one of the most beautiful dining rooms in Sweden. The dishes served here have been signed off by famous chef Stefano Catenacci. You can look forward to haute cuisine such as seasonal mushrooms and black currant sauce, baked uchiki kuri pumpkin, bay leaf grilled saddle of venison with roasted cabbage, horse radish and carrot sauce with sea mussels, rutabaga cream, and hook caught cod with raw fried carrots.
The Michelin Bib Gourmand
Apart from the many one and two Michelin Star restaurants, the city also boasts of Michelin Bib Gourmand restaurants in the Swedish capital. These restaurants are recognized for serving incredibly delicious food at extremely affordable rates. These consists of EAT, Sjögräs, Ulla Winbladh, Pubologi, Den Gyldene Freden, Rolfs Kök, Proviant, and Brasserie Bobonne.
Popular delicacies served
Travelers can try the Truffled pumpkin soup, Poached fish, or Smokey-roasted cauliflower at Frantzén/Lindeberg. Sea cucumber, almonds, avocado, oysters, & parsley, Socca with raisins, hazelnuts, nougat, & coffee ice cream, and Octopus with lemon cured herring, chorizo, & pepper are very popular with the locals at Ekstedts. Similarly, F12 serves incredible Organic salmon with lime, soy, and wakame, and Milk poached cod with parsley, roasted coffee, and smoked egg yolk. All these dishes are meticulously prepared by the Chefs to give the customers supreme taste of creativity blended with the local flavors!