The new White Guide Nordic 2019-20

The new White Guide Nordic 2019-20

Stay, Eat and Drink in the Nordics
- forward, fun & fab

The new White Guide Nordic is the only comprehensive restaurant guide in the Nordic region. It is published in English for the fifth time on June 17, with its launch in Stockholm.


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    Den Gyldene Freden

    Very Fine Level 73
    BarChambre separéeBanqueting roomsTables outsideVegetarian dishesAmerican ExpressMedlem i Visita – Svensk Besöksnäring

    Isn't that the poet Kristina Lugn? Oh yes, it’s Thursday, when the Swedish Academy has its dinner meeting upstairs. But this is no longer the only tradition celebrated at the cosy restaurant from the 1700s. There is also a huge legacy to uphold here. If you have been serving comfort food to Sweden’s cultural elite for almost 300 years, one should be wary of any overly daring creativity at the stoves. Serious traditionalists can be happy that Zorn’s meatballs are always on the menu – and always just as fantastic with smooth mashed potatoes and classic accompaniments. Freden’s plate of “house-hung” charcuterie is becoming almost as classic, and rightly so – they know how to stuff sausages here! The more elaborate dishes also keep to the classic, even though the accompaniments are occasionally less so. A really nice steak tartare comes with pumpkin, smoked mayonnaise and hazelnuts, while venison, in the form of both rib-eye and sausage, comes with baked carrot with a lot of root vegetable sweetness and a tart blackcurrant sauce. Well executed and finely balanced. The potato dumplings stuffed with mushrooms are rather tired, even though the lingonberries do their best to liven things up. But the atmosphere is great, and the small wooden tables at street level are practically made for intimate conversations – or lofty carousing about life and art. The professionally friendly and caring service staff performs their part well. Freden also gets a gold star for daily offering a special dinner before 6 o’clock, which includes a glass of wine, beer or non-alcoholic beverage for just SEK 215. Stuff like that delights not only poor artists’ souls.

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