This weekend I spent some time in Gothenburg at the Wine and Deli trade show, and I have to say – It’s been great! I traveled with a champagne-enthusiast so the day started at 11 with a glass of Gosset Grande Réserve and then it just never ended…
There was so many different types of companies there. This was Stigbergets Bryggeri, a local microbrewery with some great tasting beers – I tried their IPA and really loved it.
I also had the honor to saber champagne at Hatt et Söner, a champagne house with Swedish roots. It was so much fun (anything including a sword is fun!) and a whole lot easier than it looks.
For lunch I tried Bao for the first (but certainly not the last) time. I really loved it. They put a Swedish twist on it and combined the pork with dill-pickled cucumber (called pressgurka in Swedish), chili-mayo and coriander.
We spent a good 6 hours on the trade show – trying everything from salami and beer to oysters and champagne. So with tired feet and a happy mind we decided to go for a rest at our rooms before going out to dinner. The only thing I bought was this chocolate bar (and two more) from Pralinhuset. They make some beautiful chocolate bars with unusual flavors – this one was freeze dried currant with mint and it tasted just as good as it looks.
Miss Sophie Grill was my choice of restaurant for the evening where we went for their “Spohies Choice”. A platter to share with homemade chorizo, slow baked Jamón ibérico (or pata negra), London broil, a bourguignon made with beef-cheeks and loads of compliments. I ate so much it felt like I was rolling back to the hotel. If you ever visit Gothenburg I would highly recommend the place, it was great!