One place that I can’t help but miss, no matter where I am, is New York. That energy, all that food, all the places to see and everything to do. I could spend years in this city and I would never feel that I’m “done”. So extremely different from Paris, at least for me, although just as good. But in a totally different way.
If you want to discover another part of Italy, besides the obvious Rome and Milano, the little city called Desenzano, located by the lake Garda, is a place you must visit. Amazing surroundings, fantastic food and so many sweet people. I would suggest renting a car so that you can visit all the other small cities around the lake as well. I’ve already been twice and I would absolutely love to go back soon again!
No, not really… But we had one warm evening the other day.
Rome is full of warmth, amazing colours, great people, fantastic food and gorgeous places. It’s where my parents got married and I’ve visited ever since I was a little kid. You can always find new charming streets and great trattorias. I wish that Paris could have gotten some of that warmer weather…
Take as many sweets and desserts as you want to! Yes, that sounds like the perfect concept to me. And that’s exactly what you can do at this place in Stockholm. Their dessert buffet is amazingly yummy and I could spend hours and hours here, just eating… The cozy location, right by Berzelii park, doesn’t hurt either.
New York, New York… How could you not love this city?
If you could only visit one restaurant while you’re in Stockholm, this is the one to go to. The restaurant is called Matbaren (literally “the food bar” in English) and is owned by one of the best chefs in Sweden, Mathias Dahlgren.
Mathias Dahlgren has two restaurants next to each other, which can be a little bit confusing, called Matsalen (literally “the dining room” in English) and Matbaren. The first having two Michelin stars and the latter having one. Although I much prefer Matbaren! It’s actually one of my favourite restaurants in the whole world.
The restaurant serves amazingly great food based on what’s currently available in Sweden and other parts of the world, and they do it perfectly. To me this is the best representation of what Swedish food can taste like (and should taste like). Whatever I order from the menu, I know it’ll be fantastic.
The atmosphere is relaxed, warm and pleasant which matches their concept perfectly. You order smaller dishes, one at the time, and finish your meal whenever you’d like to. For me two dishes and a dessert (of course) is usually enough.
You can’t leave this place without having dessert. And coffee or tea! Together with your coffee or your tea you’ll get the best Madeleine cookies you’ve ever tried. Believe me. I’ve lived in Paris for a couple of months now and I’ve never tasted any Madeleine cookies better than the ones at this place.
Mathias Dahlgren’s Matbaren
Södra Blasieholmshamnen 6