Mathias Dahlgren has had a very successful career filled with Bocuse d'Or and Swedish chef of the year gold medals, Michelin stars and other awards. In 2007, he opened Matsalen, which was quickly awarded 1 and then 2 Michelin stars and named one of the top 50 restaurants in the world. So it came as quite a shock to many when he announced last summer that he was closing Matsalen and reopening in the beginning of 2017 with a new concept... a fine dining vegetarian restaurant. It is important to note that Dahlgren's Michelin 1 star restaurant Matbaren ("the Food Bar") is still open, and located right next door to Rutabaga.
|Delicious carrot dish (never thought I would say those words)|
|Some great beverages as well, like this homemade ginger ale|
|General Tso's deep fried cauliflower with tofu|
|Tartar of beets...|
|Beautiful Scandinavian minimalism|
|Dessert: their version of carrot cake with cardamom ice cream|
|Photo by Magnus Mårding.|
I generally don't like to take pictures of other guests,
so this time I have to rely on an official photo.