Any LA-area Swedish Restaurants?
I've been watching too much of the Next Iron Chef episodes and Chef Marcus keeps talking up his Swedish upbringing.
Are there any Los Angeles area Swedish restaurants worth visiting? And, yes, I would like to EXCLUDE the Ikea cafeteria as a suggestion.
Don't I wish! (IKEA isn't bad - honest. And it's the only game in town.) But I do wish L.A. could do better. I've always hoped that Samuelsson would open a restaurant here...he'd be welcomed with open arms. (And he's so darn handsome!)
In the meantime...you've gotten some very good recommendations for finding Scandie foods. I go to Olson's not just because it's near me, but because it has great stuff, and because I have a crush on Bertil. (During the height of the Christmas season a few - several! - years ago he asked me out for lunch. I'm still reeling...) You'll find limpa, seven sisters cake, and vetebrod. The first is extraordinary for turkey sandwiches; the second will slay any sane dessert-lover in the house, and the third is just magnificent: a magical combination of sweet and savory. Heaven.
Let's all hope that we get another good Scandinavian resto soon. Gustav Anders is much missed...ah, the gravlax!