If you are an absolute foodie and arrive in Stockholm, head to Ekstedt. A meal at Ekstedt restaurant is an intense experience for your senses. From the moment you check in till the time you leave, the mood at Ekstedt keeps you intrigued. The most distinctive essence of this place is that it’s old, rustic and genuine. There are no modern influences that take way the tradition.
Of course, food and wine are the top things to notice and appreciate, but the restaurant has a certain charisma that woos its visitors pronto. You may come here for just dining and wining, but you may go back with something much more. The aroma of the delectable food served on your plate won’t let you stick just to your table. It is quite natural for a visitor to be totally captivated by the magic created in the kitchen. The chefs at Ekstedt like to make use of the wood fired oven and a wood stove to cook food. Imagine the smoke, hot coals and the fire that take us back in time. Ekstedt offers a traditional, authentic taste to its guests and still matches up to the latest culinary standards.
The fact that Ekstedt is not following the typical gastronomy notions is something to reckon with. It is fresh and original. Perhaps the idea to go back to the roots has come from grasping the pulse of the foodies. People desire to have hot, home-cooked kind of a meal away from home, which is effortlessly fulfilled at Ekstedt.
The menu is pre-determined, which comprises varieties of seafood, fish, meat, game and greens. However, the delicacies change with the season. They try to serve the best local produce every day. Also, wines blend beautifully with the dishes. Each wine is full of natural flavours and has its own interesting history. So, guests end up forming a deep connection with Ekstedt.
And, if you talk about the interiors at Ekstedt, they are equally charismatic. The Scandinavian design is used to the best. The walls have elements of sandstone, timber, copper and leather, which narrate stories of Chef Niklas Ekstedt’s childhood days. He grew up in the northern parts of Jämtland and the southern region of Skåne. You will feel it many times that it’s not just about food. It’s an experience.
Ekstedt restaurant takes you back to Swedish roots as well as oozes the spunk of today’s gastronomy world. To put it aptly, I’d say that the spark, the ashes, the sounds and the flavours toss around to give you an extraordinary time, and delight your heart and soul