Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Dinner at Smak på Restaurangen
Ignore my coffee cup, but do look at the very pretty tables with all kinds of spices, berries and nuts.
We finally managed to go for dinner at "Smak på Restaurangen", one of Stockholm's most talked-about restaurants. Their idea is quite unique. They have a menu of 20 dishes (5 of them are desserts), and you get to choose three, five or seven to make your own tasting menu. We chose seven courses, which is about the same amount as a normal three-course dinner. The dishes are all named after just one flavor, and built around that. At least in theory - we felt that some of the flavors were a bit mis-named. Everything was pretty good, but I can't say that anything really stood out and was all that memorable. The whole experience was good though, and we had a fun night out. The lighting is pretty dim so some of the photos are really blurry - sorry about that.
My first flavour: "Citron" (lemon) - a fluffy blini with lemon cream and bleak roe.
Per's first flavour: "Dill" - shrimp in some kind of emulsion with foam and a crispy bread slice
My second flavour: "Koriander" - a flavorful coriander broth with an avocado terrine and very tasty chorizo.
Per's second flavour: "Getost" (Goat's Cheese) - a goat cheese cream with crispy brioche, pecan nuts and I think some crispy ham was involved too.
My third flavour: "Pimiento" - fried fluffy crab balls with mojo rojo (and something that looked like half a yellow cherry tomato but was very strongly tasting of lime)
Per's third flavour: "Kapris" (capers) - foie gras with beets
My fourth flavour: "ras al hanout" - lamb in fried phyllo dough packages with a spicy dipping sauce and minty cucumber yogurt
Per's fourth flavour "salvia" (sage) - lamb saltimbocca
Our fifth flavour: "sesam" - delicious beef with a sesame dipping sauce
Our sixth flavour: "stjärnanis" (star anise) - a yummy infused crème brulée and a citrus salad (didn't go well together but both were good)
My seventh flavour: "kaffe" (coffee) - chocolate cake with marinated cherries, chocolate sauce and a lovely coffee ice cream
Per's seventh flavour: "kardemumma" (cardamom) - baked apple, cake crumbs, calvados sorbet and crème anglaise
Smak på Restaurangen