May 17, 2011

Festival: Smaka På ("A Taste Of") Stockholm

Photo: Gunilla Sikström, Smaka på Stockholm
One of my favorite yearly festivals is coming up in a couple of weeks (June 1st - June 6th). It is the restaurant festival Smaka På Stockholm (A Taste of Stockholm)... and this year they are celebrating their 20th year! Over twenty restaurants are represented in different tents throughout the festival grounds, serving a wide variety of cuisines: Swedish, Thai, Spanish, Latin American, Cajun, Indian, Vietnamese and much more. Besides food they will be serving refreshing drinks... beer, wine, champagne, soft drinks, etc;. There will be live music and other performances on the main stage as well as cooking demonstrations and cook-offs by some of Sweden's best chefs. Of special note... on June 2nd at 5pm there will be a cooking show on the main stage where the public can watch 5 Swedish medalists (and 1 Norwegian!) from the prestigious cooking competition Bocuse d'Or. 100 or so lucky members of the public will be able to sample their food.
Chef Johan Jureskog. Photo: Peter Backman, Smaka på Stockholm
I really like this festival... a great place to stop by in the day or evening for a bite to eat, enjoy some music and people watch in a relaxed atmosphere. The best thing? No entrance fee! The festival goes on from June 1st to June 6th both day and evening and everything happens in the park Kungsträdgården. To get there from the Rival Hotel: it's just a 20-25 minute beautiful walk through the Old Town, otherwise the closest subway station is Kungsträdgården (blue line).
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