From the White Guide Nordic 2018:
Restaurang Galleriet, Görvälns Slott
- Address: Görvälnsvägen, 175 46 Järfälla
- Phone: +46 8 120 00 200
- Web: gorvalnsslott.se
- Seats: 65
- Opening Hours: Mån-tor 17.30-22, fre-lör 17.30-23. Stängt 22/12-7/1.
- Directions: See Google Map underneath
Entertaining kitchen art with gold trim
The crispy-fried Hasselback potatoes with bleak roe and crème fraîche are seemingly simple, but seductively yummy. A mini waffle with chicken liver mousse and port wine-braised onions fills the mouth with distinct liver flavours and sweet scents. A glass of Billecart-Salmon champagne raises the luxury level. Yes, Galleriet at Görväln Slott is a place for decadence. The castle itself, just half an hour from Stockholm, is a different world in a bay of Lake Malaren. We proceed uphill and into the salons and lower our voices in reverence for the ancestors that have slept in this house since the 1600s. The menu with ten dishes is an entertaining read. Behind the unassuming title, “Potatoes – anchovies, bleak roe and sour cream”, hides one of the year’s most spectacular dishes. At the bottom of a heavy mortar we find potato cream and anchovy fillets hidden by a crispy rye bread cap, along with quark, bleak roe and fresh herbs. With the help of the pestle we crush the cap and mix up the dish. It’s fun and yummy. The kitchen here has a big imagination, evidenced by a red-green-white apparition in which turbot and clam-filled ravioli meet artichoke and diced tomato. The wine list is impressive and the selection is entertaining. A mineral Portuguese wine with Arinto grapes generates a lemony affection toward the octopus with radish and oysters. A deep, fruity white Burgundy punches up a festive seafood dish: lobster pieces, omelette cubes and gelée under a blanket of thin slices of raw mushrooms and Gruyère. A nice, tart Barolo makes itself at home with a charming dish of comfort food: lamb isterband sausage with beetroot pillows stuffed with pork and minced lamb. The beef tartare on a black ceramic plate with smoked salmon roe and Valencia almonds is topped by stylish pumpkin triangles filled with cloudberry cream. It’s eye candy on the plate with flavours that sing in your mouth. The wait staff, in grey T-shirts, sneak silently and smoothly around, exchanging dishes and filling our glasses with noble elegance...
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