From the White Guide Nordic 2018:
Vatten Restaurang & Kafé
- Address: Nordiska Akvarellmuseet, Södra Hamnen 6, 471 32 Skärhamn
- Phone: +46 304 67 00 87
- Web: restaurangvatten.com
- Seats: 114
- Opening Hours: Året runt, se webb.
- Directions: See Google Map underneath
Creative flavours in the watercolour house
The only embellishment in this high-ceilinged room is the large glass panel that covers the whole of one wall, turning the hillsides and the sea into part of the decor. And what decor! Outside a storm is howling. The ocean is spewing foam and on the small islets the grasses are licking against the rocks. It is so windy that the restaurant cannot keep the doors open. The square wooden tables are mostly filled with couples. The waiter recommends the warm head of salad as a starter and a wine that should suit both the salad and the main course. Here almost all of the wines are natural and the beers artisanal. “That’s what we like”, he says. With the tart salad he wisely recommends a white wine that has undergone malolactic fermentation. The lettuce, briefly charred, tastes rivetingly acidic together with salted anchovies and olives. The wine is tart and slightly creamy, almost yogurty. The fish of the day comes direct from the auction in Gothenburg and the kitchen is testing new and fun, creative presentations with a lot of character from Sweden and Bohuslän. Next door to the restaurant is the Nordic Watercolour Museum, outside the window the landscape is like a painting, and on the plates, a beautifully colourful finish: beetroot ice cream with strawberries and redcurrant meringue. Lovely...
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