Those who still believe that Swedish gastronomy can be summed up by a nice smörgåsbord will be in for a delicious surprise the next time they visit Stockholm. During the last 10 years, this charming city has evolved into one of the most innovative food locales in Europe.
Stockholm’s most charming small hotel, 12-room Ett Hem, opened in May and occupies an art nouveau mansion in the quiet Lärkstan district. Owner Jeanette Mix, who bought the building six years ago, has worked with architect Anders Landström and London-based interior designer Ilse Crawford to create a flawless urban sanctuary.
Those who think of Swedish food in terms of herring, salmon and meatballs are in for a delicious surprise. Within the last 10 years, a gastronomic awakening has quietly made the Swedish capital one of the finest food towns in Europe.
Although Stockholm today has one of the most intriguing and innovative food scenes in Europe (see Dining in Stockholm), we always look forward to a traditional smörgåsbord. The term is now often used loosely to mean a buffet.
Stockholm enjoys a magical island-dotted setting between Lake Mälaren and the Baltic Sea, and is one of the best-organized and most welcoming cities in Europe. Nearly everyone speaks perfect English, and the infrastructure is first-rate.
Sixteen. Located on the 16th floor of the new Trump hotel in Chicago, this superb restaurant has a wall of glass that affords an unforgettable view of the Wrigley Building. Our meal included delicious servings of prime rib.