This past week I've had my cousin from the US here for a first-time visit. After the requisite trips to the Vasa Museum, Skansen and seeing the changing of the guard at the palace, I decided to take him to a restaurant that specializes in Swedish flavours... Restaurant 1900. This relatively new restaurant is run by up and coming celebrity chef Niklas Ekstedt. The restaurant aims at using flavours Swedes remember from their childhood by using Swedish produce, both familiar and forgotten. It is located in the downtown area, just a stone's throw from the popular Stureplan area, where Regeringsgatan crosses Kungsgatan by bridge. Its location at the bridge's end gives the restaurant a nice view over the busy street of Kungsgatan. The restaurant itself has a light and airy feeling aided by the white interior.
We started with an appetizer of "matjes" herring, after which I had the crispy side of pork with butter-fried chanterelles and my cousin tried the more traditional smoked sausage (Isterband). For dessert I had the currant tarte & sorbet with carmel sauce and he had the chocolate cake topped with Swedish apples and vanilla ice cream. Delicious! And definitely flavours of Sweden...
It is located inbetween two subway stations... Hötorget (green line) and Östermalmstorg (red line). 1900 is closed on Sundays.
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