I was lucky enough to be invited to dinner this past weekend, along with the board of Les Clefs d'Or Sweden, at the Italian restaurant La Bocca
. It was a great dinner and we were treated with some classic, delicious dishes from the Italian kitchen. La Bocca is located
in the Östermalm neighborhood, a short walk from nearby Stureplan
The restaurant manager Claudio showed us around the restaurant when we arrived. He has a long history in the Stockholm restaurant and nightlife world, so it was fascinating to listen to his stories. Besides the restaurant itself, they have an impressive wine cellar, filled with Italian wines, as well as a chambre separée
which can be booked for private dinners. The restaurant is split between a beautiful dining room and a more casual bar area, which is great if you just want to drop in for a drink and a bite to eat.
|The chambre separée|
They only use the freshest, seasonal ingredients available, with classic recipes. They don't concentrate on any specific region. Instead, you will find dishes from Sicily to Naples to Tuscany. Our group started with a great Antipasto misto, filled with delicious sausages and cheeses. For the main course, we had a choice of Tagliatelle al tartufo or Spaghetti alle vongole. We finished with a lemon sorbet. The whole dinner was delicious.
|Tagliatelle al tartufo|
The easiest way to get to La Bocca from Hotel Rival
is by subway... just four stations away on the red line, stopping at Östermalmstorg station, exiting to Östermalmstorg and then walking a couple of blocks. Otherwise, it is about a 10 minute taxi ride. Click here
for more restaurant reviews and recommendations. Or, if you are staying at the Hotel Rival
, contact me directly for more assistance.
|More casual bar area with...|
|...a touch of Dolce Vita. |
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