Beyond Sweden

Here's a selection of places to eat beyond Sweden

Beyond Sweden

Scottish Food Studio, Fife, Scotland

Wendy’s Nordic inspired Food Studio in Aberdour on Fife’s Coastal Path has panoramic views of Edinburgh and Inchcolm Island and is truly one of a kind! Here Wendy runs a range of Sustainable Food Experiences, Hygge, Heritage Produce of Scotland on Slow Food Ark of Taste, Cheese Lovers and more. Bespoke courses and Gift Vouchers available. Wendy founded ...
By Wendy Barrie | February 4, 2018 |

Lokal, Berlin

Linienstraße in Mitte is home to Lokal – the clue is in the name! Nothing but nothing out of season or out of Germany here! Inventive, delicious and well deserving of its fame, highly respected for its focus on regional produce, displayed clearly on menus. Winter options on the menu included Saddle of Fallow Deer, ...
By Wendy Barrie | February 4, 2018 |

Royal Highland Show, Edinburgh in June

Every June the ‘Highland’ is the pinnacle of the Scottish showing year, but its appeal stretches well beyond Scotland’s borders to make it not only the UK’s premier agricultural show but also a great day out for all the family, featuring many other activities including food, crafts and flowers. 190,000 visitors can’t be wrong! One ...
By Wendy Barrie | February 4, 2018 |

Osteria La Bocca Buona, Bra, Italy

Whilst experiencing Slow Cheese in Bra, we had a very fine birthday lunch at the beautiful Osteria La Bocca Buona. Bosse had the famous local Salsiccia di Bra and I had their melt-in-the-mouth risotto. The panna cotta was creamy smooth perfection served in a small preserving jar and the service was superb. What a wonderful find.  The decor is very ...
By Wendy Barrie | February 4, 2018 |

Van Loon Restaurant, Berlin

This fabulous moored restaurant is on the water in the creative hipster district of Kreuzberg in Berlin. Immaculately fitted out with stylish restaurant within the hull, all glazed, plus lovely sundeck and terrace seating where you can watch Berlinners and water transport go about their daily business. In the winter you can snuggle round the hearth downstairs and admire all the wonderful woodwork too! Originally built as a goods carrier in 1914 it became a houseboat in 1972, then a restaurant/café in 1988. The boat takes its name from the famous Dutch boat builder. Open from Breakfast onwards for delicious light meals to full Dinners brimming with local produce and...
By Wendy Barrie | February 4, 2018 |

Heidal Hotel, Heidalsveien, Norway

This charming historic roadside hotel on the edge of the village of Heidal is over 100 years old and constructed of wood with beautiful carpentry in traditional Norwegian style. Unloved for a while it was bought a few years ago by a local farmer who set about restoring it to its former glory. He and his family have worked incredibly hard to reinstate this piece of local history, whilst still running their farm and collaborating with other local producers. The result is a lovely family run hotel with views over the stunning valley and upwards to the mountain farms. The menu is all local produce, farmed or wild -...
By Wendy Barrie | February 4, 2018 |

Brimi Seter, Lom, Norway

Sheiling in Scots, Seter/Saeter in Norway, Fäbod in Sweden and Alm across the Alps, means seasonal mountain pasture; places where families drove their grazing cattle from valleys in the winter to sweet mountain summer pastures. Traditionally a delicious seasonal cheese was made whilst they were there, unique to each area, terroir, for feeding the family over the winter months, sold at market and nowadays appreciated by locals and tourists alike. Sadly, thanks to the highland clearances in Scotland, we no longer have such places; in Sweden they are rare; in Norway and Alpine regions they have thankfully survived long enough to be appreciated again and should be cherished. Definitive...
By Wendy Barrie | February 4, 2018 |