Wednesday, August 29, 2012

AroundTheWorld: Sweden

Summer has really gotten in the way of my posting - not that you see me complaining! Trying to get back into the swing of things. So, without further ado, here is my latest post...

My time in Stockholm was filled with some great food including the requisite Swedish delicacies like meatballs, lingonberries, and smoked salmon.

My favorite meal was brunch at a restaurant that seemed similar to NYC's Fifth Avenue or Paris' Champs-Elysees. Lined with stores like Louis Vuitton, Gucci, and Prada, it seemed only fitting that the restaurant was called Restaurant Riche! Luckily at this point in the trip, the shock of the painful exchange rates had subsided, and we enjoyed our authentic Swedish brunch.

Imagine eggs benedict kicked up about 10 notches.  And what do you have? I present to you Sweden's finest in all its glory:
Eggs Royale
Beyond fresh smoked salmon, spinach, and two poached eggs, covered
in hollandaise and served on freshly baked brioche. Royale indeed.

And it wouldn't be a trip to Sweden without someone ordering the meatballs.  Just slightly better than IKEA's!

Lingonberries aren't very common here (except at IKEA!), but they are a great accompaniment to the meatballs, along with delicious, sweet pickles

I really enjoyed exploring the local markets in each city, and Stockholm's Saluhall Market was no exception.
But, I guess not everyone was as happy to be there!  

It was so funny to see Brooklyn Brewery beer and signs all over Scandinavia!

I always get a kick out of the packaging, brand names, and the random use of English in consumer products in foreign countries. 
"Fun" juice did not disappoint!

Stockholm was the one city I wish I had had more time in.  We went from 80 degrees and sunny in Norway to 40 degrees and pouring down rain in Stockholm, so it was hard to get to see everything we wanted. We may have missed a few sites, but at least we ate well while we were there!

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