A Stockholm Smorgasbord

Our second visit to Stockholm gave us the opportunity get to know the city a little more and to visit some of the excellent eateries on offer. So here goes with a small taster ….

Lisa Elmqvist – Saluhall – Ostermalm

For anyone who remembers the Jamie Oliver ‘Jamie Does‘ city guide series on TV, Stockholm was one of the destinations and the Saluhall was featured. This is the city’s permanent indoor food market with a couple of excellent seafood restaurants and even if your not dining it is great just to look around at the fantastic produce on display. Follow the links on the coloured text to find out more (I know this can be lazy blogging but it gives far more information than can be conveyed just by my writing). We had a couple of hours to kill and after looking over the fish and shellfish displays booked a table at Lisa Elmqvist’s for lunch prior to our return flight later that afternoon. The menu was extensive so we asked the waiter to recommend something, so we could sample the selection of fish and shellfish from the counter displays.

We had a sharing gourmet platter served with marinated and smoked salmon, bleak roe, trout roe, shrimps, skagen mix, crayfish mix, salt water crayfish, fried pickled herring, toast and accompaniments. A basket of crusty bread and a glass of crisp house white wine completed the package. The collection of flavours particularly the smoked fish and prawns were amazing. If you are into seafood this was one of my favourite lunches. Simple, fresh and the atmosphere of the market added to the experience.

We are now converts to the excellent cuisine on offer in Stockholm and have sampled a good selection recommended by city residents which we will share on the site with additional posts …… J&L.

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