Category: Food & Drinks

The ultimate classic semla

Semlor

Semlor, or fastlagsbullar, are wheat buns filled with almond paste and topped with cream eaten on Fettisdagen (the Fat Tuesday). It might not sound that appetizing and for most of the history it probably wasn’t that amazing either, at least…

Oyster emulsion at Maaemo.

Maaemo Oslo Restaurant Review

Maaemo is an old Finnish word for “Mother Earth” that together with sommelier and co-owner Pontus Dahlström is the restaurants only connections to Finland. Everything else is about Norway and bringing the Norwegian nature to the plate. Maaemo takes ideas…

Dessert at Restaurant Santi Taura

Restaurant Santi Taura Review

Mr. Santi Taura is a native of Mallorca who grew up in Lloseta and now works out of the house that used to belong to his grand mother. He lives on the upper floor and the restaurant is at ground…

Sidecar, Cable Car and Dinghy

The Sidecar and Variations

My favorite drink is the Sidecar. The story goes that it was invented by an American army captain at Harry’s New York Bar in Paris during or just after World War I. He used to show up in a motorcycle…

Biff Rydberg

Biff á la Rydberg – Our Take on a Regional Classic

Hotell Rydberg was one of the first proper hotels in Stockholm, Sweden. Built in 1857 and demolished in 1914, it was run by Jean-François Régis Cadier who would later found the Grand Hôtel that’s still going strong and harbors the…

Dining room at Twist by Pierre Gagnaire.

Twist by Pierre Gagnaire Review

Pierre Gagnaire is one of the biggest names of modern cooking that has really pushed the art and craft to the next level. Even though his earlier restaurants have not always been as successful as his “modern French” cuisine has…

Carrot cake mousse at Sage Las Vegas

Sage Las Vegas Restaurant Review

Sage restaurant in Las Vegas describes themselves as a restaurant focusing on American cuisine spices with global influences that simplifies overcomplicated dishes and place emphasis on simple, clean flavors and seasonal ingredients. They undersell themselves a bit. What they really do…

Non-frozen Strawberry Daiquiri and Strawberry Cosmopolitan 1934

Summer Cocktails with Strawberry Syrup

In the Nordics it’s now strawberry season. In case you don’t know these are, by some considerable margin, the best strawberries in the world. There’s something about the colder climate and less intense sun (but longer days) that makes the berries…

Drinks by Tony Conigliaro

Drinks by Tony Conigliaro Book Review

Every once in a while you discover a game changing book, one that not only teaches you new things but alters the way you think. Drinks by Tony Conigliaro is one of those. I would rate it alongside The Fat…