Stockholm, Sweden

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In snowy Stockholm!

I was in Stockholm for a few days – the city is so beautiful and the food is so delicious!! I stayed mostly in Östermalm and Gamla Stan (Old Town – which dates back to 1252!). Stockholm is very big, so I definitely need to go back for a longer period to explore!

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Riche – definitely recommend if you’re in Stockholm!

 

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Inside Riche

To quote the Huffington Post, Toast Skagen is essentially a shrimp toast, but there is one mythical ingredient that sets it apart from any other shrimp toast. Kalix Vendace Roe. This Swedish version of Russian or Iranian caviar is orange, light in taste, subtle and not as pushy as its eastern cousins. It’s often served together with butter fried blinis or toast, some sour cream and very finely chopped red onions – as the star of the show. But in the Toast Skagen, it will have to settle with being the jewel in the crown. An orange colored precious gem, placed on top of this culinary treasure.

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Toast Skagen – one of my favorite dishes in the world

 

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Swedish meatballs – I mean, when in Sweden, right?

 

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Swedish meatballs, with a creamy brown gravy, mashed potatoes, lingon berries, and pickled cucumbers

 

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Gino, a warm fruit salad – bananas, kiwi, and strawberries topped with white chocolate, warmed in the oven and served with ice cream

 

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Heading into Gamla Stan

 

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Ice Skating

 

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Walking along the water

 

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View of the Grand Hôtel as we enter Gamla Stan

 

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Inside

 

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Swedish cured meats

 

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Potato chips with sour cream and delicious bleak roe

 

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Leaving Gamla Stan

 

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Beautiful Stockholm

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