Earlier this month, Londoners had the chance to experience what makes Sweden such an exquisite foodie destination – without even needing to leave the city!
A new generation of Swedish chefs are making their mark on the global gastronomic arena thanks to their incredible focus on foraging and locally-sourcing produce. For example, Gothenburg was named the Culinary Capital of Sweden 2012 in recognition of the wealth and quality of its natural produce…
And where better to shout about this, but in one of the world’s most diverse foodie cities, London!
An array of exciting culinary events took place across the capital to showcase the Sweden’s world-class cuisine. This included the creation of a pop-up red cottage in East London’s trendy Old Truman Brewery, offering lucky locals and tourists the chance to tuck into a West Sweden-inspired lunch on 23 October.
Red cottages are synonymous with Sweden, and what a unique sight it was to see one spring up in this edgy area of London. Inside the cosy, candle-lit cottage, guests were transported to West Sweden and served a top notch menu of locally-sourced ingredients from the region.
Mouth-watering highlights included Toast Skagen – a Swedish speciality, traditionally made with prawns, mayonnaise and dill on toast, which featured crayfish from the Göta Canal – as well as crayfish and forest mushroom soup, goats cheese crème with baked cocktail tomatoes and scrambled eggs with mackerel and pickled onions. Yummy!
Some of the Sweden’s best food producers were also in town to showcase their artisan delicacies at Partridges Food Market on the King’s Road in Chelsea in south west London, a fabulous old establishment which offers cuisine from across the globe.