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lilahsdad Jul 5, 2011 12:46 AM

Any suggestions? I'll be there in November.

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    fooishrice Oct 16, 2011 03:47 AM

    Take the tram to Djurgården and dine at Ulla Winbladh: http://www.ullawinbladh.se/Engelska.html

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      racer x Aug 18, 2011 09:27 PM

      Incidentally, while I was there, I came across this funny little blog, in which the reviewer samples a kind of cream roll from over three dozen places to find the best one in the city.
      http://semmelmannen.tumblr.com/

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        racer x Aug 18, 2011 09:16 PM

        These exquisite mousse cakes were from Xoko.
        (You can't tell in the photos, but they are much larger than the standard sizes served in most other places.) Pricey, but delicious.

         
         
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          racer x Aug 18, 2011 09:11 PM

          I think these were from Thelins.

           
           
           
           
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            racer x Aug 18, 2011 09:06 PM

            Not sure where I got these, might even have been a convenience store, as pastries like these can be found just about anywhere. Very cardamom-rich.

             
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              racer x Aug 18, 2011 08:59 PM

              Be sure to try the pastries while in Stockholm. Many good choices!

              One of the signatures of their pastries is the liberal use of cardamom. I've never tasted so much cardamom before, even with South Asian dishes.
              Something else I was struck by was how light their princess cakes were. The princess cakes I've had elsewhere, particularly back in the US, have tended to use a much denser cream filling and thicker slices of cake. The princess cakes I had in Stockholm were all very, very light. With just a few bites, they were gone.

              These were from Tösse. The tart on the right is eaten with a very sweet and delicious cream.

               
               
               
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                racer x Jul 20, 2011 01:59 PM

                Haven't been there yet -- on the way next week.

                But Pelikan seems to be a good bet for classic Swedish pub food that won't break the bank.

                Anthony Bourdain visited there and the more refined Lux for his show a few years back.

                I bookmarked a blog post a year ago from a Stockholm weekend trip made by one of the DosHermanos London bloggers (july 2010). He visited several restaurants, among them Pelikan, Matbaren, and Lisa Elmquist. Good pictures.
                (search in the blog for Stockholm if that post isn't immediately shown at the link)
                http://www.doshermanos.co.uk/search?q...

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                  racer x Aug 18, 2011 08:44 PM

                  I ate at Pelikan. Wasn't all that impressed.
                  Had the crayfish toast with lavaret roe (good), and the meatballs with (a very sweet) cream sauce, gherkins, and lingonberries (just ok). Expensive for what it was -- definitely a venue for the tourists.
                  However, I will say that that was the first preparation of lingonberries I've ever had that I actually liked.

                  Perhaps one might enjoy a visit to Pelikan more with an order of one of their many wines, beers, or spirits.

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                  Dr_Avalanche Jul 5, 2011 03:43 PM

                  Three personal favorites are Djuret, Bon Bon and Pubologi. On my short list of places to visit are Rolfs Kök, Svartengrens, AG and Mistral.
                  (djuret.se www.restaurangbonbon.se pubologi.se svartengrens.se mistral.nu
                  )If you're looking for the best Stockholm has to offer, price no consideration, Mattias Dahlgren or Frantzén/Lindeberg.

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