WHAT I ATE? STOCKHOLM AND GASTRO NORD

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This week I spent some time in Stockholm and at Gastro Nord. Gastro Nord is the biggest food and wine trade show in northern Europe. Even though I felt it used to be even bigger than this year, but still, it’s like paradise on Earth for a foodie.

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So, what food did I manage to gobble down? Apparently – A whole lot!

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This mini-sausage was soo good! The winner of ‘Swedish chef ot the year’ Jimmi Eriksson cooked this at Gastro Nord; a sausage that tasted like bouef bourguignon with mushroom duexelle and lemon-pepper mayo in the Santa Maria showcase.

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For lunch; caesar salad, cheese and ham bagel with trocadero (so nostalgic!) at Café Chic. We always come back to this café, its so cosy and have all the traditional Swedish fika.

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For dinner the first night we decided to eat at the hotel (which is Hotel Rival) since we were so tired after a whole day at Gastro Nord. I ate blackened salmon, with beetroot creme, kalix bleak roe and smoked creme fraishe for starter and continued with a fennel baked lamb with jerusalem artichoke, black morels and crispy wild garlic. It was seriously one of my best meals ever. Everything was just perfect.

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To me, when staying at a hotel the best thing usually is the breakfast. And I can’t say this time were different. This is my how my breakfasts looked this trip (I excluded toe one with greek yoghurt with pear jam I ate wobbling in the car somewhere after Nyköping on our way up) – croissants, scrambled egg, salmon and loads of fruit.

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The next day we went for an old favorite for lunch – Vigårda. They have the best burgers. I ate the ‘bistro burger’ with truffle-mayo, gruyere and caramelized onion. Yum!

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And for ‘fika’ (a must when in Sweden) we went to Winercafeét. It’s a old café that opened 1904 and they have the most amazing sweets. Here we rested our feet together with some cappuccino, bellini and a french macaroon with strawberries, vanilla-cream and chocolate mousse. And yes. It tasted just as good as it looks. And they call you ‘lady’, I think I’m just around 80 years to young to be a lady but it still feels a bit special.

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For dinner the second day we revisited Griffins Steakhouse owned by Christian Hellberg (his Instagram is filled with foodie-inspitation, here). Last time we were here we were just blown away by how great it was and we were just as pleased this time. I started the feast with bleak roe tacos with roe from lake Vänern, friend wonton, sour cream and pickled onion. Oh gosh. I died a bit here – such a great Mexican-Asian-Swedish fusion!

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And continued the night with grilled Iberico shoulder, red wine reduction, sauce bearnaise (just because the one thing that’s better than sauce – is two sauces), grilled lemon and a salad. Yeah. Let’s say that I wasn’t disappointed, it was perfect!

As you can see – I leave Stockholm a bit heavier (and with some tired feet after the great amount of walking we’ve made) but oh, so happy and just filled with foodie-inspiration. The trade show was great, the shopping pretty amazing (I bought bags of all the spices at the farmers market that I couldn’t pronounce, could be some interesting experimenting) and the food just incredible. I just feel like a spoiled child, so thankful to collect experiences like this to remember.

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10 Comments Add yours

  1. Crecynthia says:

    This is absolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much 🙂

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  2. A_Boleyn says:

    Stunning meals … I’m so jealous. 🙂

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  3. Susslan says:

    Which farmers market and what kind of spices? *curious

    Btw the picks are gorgeous and the food sounded lovely! The lamb Omg❤️

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    1. Oh it was one of the indoor ones, I picked up sumac, zaatar, some different Cajun-mixes, a ‘7 spices’, mahlab and one that I can’t remember what it was, haha.

      Thank you so much! The lamb was to tie for! 🙂

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  4. Yay ! What a fun time ! That is my kind of place for sure !!! Apart from the delicious foods, I am sure you managed to get interesting bits and pieces from the market ! 🙂

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    1. It was so good, such a great pick-me-up and the food was great! Oh, I have no idea what I bought so it could be interesting 😉

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  5. pmqfahsggv says:

    With thanks! It is definitely an impressive site!.

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