Monday, 22 July 2013
Food in Sweden
Look at all that bread! Before my radio silence, I had been sharing pictures from my mini holiday to Gothenburg and I thought I'd continue for a bit longer. Today, I'm looking at the food. We ate pretty simply, often stopping at cafes for a little sandwich before carrying on with our exploring.
But, on one of our evenings at Liseburg we decided to go a bit more fancy. Turning down the ultra-snazzy tasting menu for a mere £100 at one of the finer establishments, we found ourselves in a very nice restaurant just outside a bandstand where people were swing dancing.
I tried raw mackerel (marinated in several ways). It's an experience I'm glad I had, but not one I will be in a rush to repeat. I loved all the bits that came with the fish, like the potatoes, hot butter, tiny bits of egg and onions.
This was followed by the most epic portion of fish and chips (though by chips, they meant crisps) and pickled vegetables. This was the biggest meal we had in Sweden and was a real treat- very atmospheric and delicious.
Having said that, I really enjoyed the simplicity we found in the cafes and the pleasant eggy sandwiches. I don't know why, but it always feels quite special when you're away on holiday!