Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Luxury Lunch at Esperanto
The beautiful dining room
We had a blogger's lunch meet last week, at luxury restaurant Esperanto. And oh, what a lunch! And what great company! :) Present were Dinner Darling, Hemliga Kockan, Kärlek, Mat & Folköl, Matälskaren, Kulturbloggen, Lotten, Betraktelser från Baren, The Blogger Formermly Known as Ensamma Mamman, Mathimlen and Patrik Blandar Ihop. And sorry, none of the other blogs are in English.
Lunch was served on a tray.
The food? Heaven. Esperanto is not an Asian restaurant, but their lunches are a perfect example of exciting Asian Fusion cuisine. Definitely try to go there if you're in Stockholm. The lunches are also very affordable - we paid 165 SEK, for all courses - that's almost free! And really, how often do you come across tasting menu lunches? Included in the price was also a very tasty white jasmine tea, that was constantly being refilled. Afterwards, I was very happy and content, but not stuffed - it's all pretty light, and very small servings.
A snack before actual lunch - prawn crackers with lime and sechuan pepper (at least that's my guess)
Thin slices of cod with a fresh pea-juice. Great dish! Tasted very fresh, and definitely had lime in it.
A tiny trio - sake-braised aubergine with black sesame seeds, mango-marinated daikon with chilli and coriander, and a spicy dipping sauce with ketjap manis.
And to dip, pork and potato dumplings, and five-spice chicken.
A jumbo shrimp with garlic and ginger, not my favorite, it was way too salty for my taste.
Chinese rice with a raw egg yolk on top, fried rice noodles, chives, fried onions and strips of seaweed.
All that. And then dessert came. Oh my. Heaven. This is a coconut sorbet with salted macadamia nuts, topped with a strawberry meringue. The only fault I could find? The tiny cup. It was an amazing dessert, and twice the size would have been even better.
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