Archive for June, 2006

Beware of Hurry Curry

Sunday, June 11th, 2006

Dish from Hurry Curry

On Friday evening we were quite tired and decided to buy some take away food from Hurry Curry just near Hötorget. A big misstake. It was the worst take away food we have ever tasted. Above you can see my dish, some kind of vegetarian stew with spinach and potatoes. Fredrik chose chicken. Both dishes lacked any taste at all and they were badly over salted, I like salt but not this much. It was really unedible, so the food ended up in the trash and I made some sandwiches instead.
I read that the dishes cooked at Hurry Curry are based on one of Lotta Voltaire’s cook books, so I was surprised that the food turned out to be horrible. I really hope that the chef just had a bad day, but it doesn’t matter as I’ll go to another restaurant next time.

National Day

Tuesday, June 6th, 2006

National Day Pastry
Swedish National Day pastry

I’m a bad food blogger, instead of baking my own Swedish National pastries today on the Swedish National Day I sent Fredrik to buy two ones from Hemköp. They had a a suspicious list of contents, but they were actually pretty OK. Next year I’ll make my own ones though, they’re not so complicated to make, they basically consist of almond paste and Strawberries.

Smaka på Stockholm

Friday, June 2nd, 2006

Salvia and Alder smoked Salmon, egg creme flavoured with dill and Sweet Cicely and summer potato salad with asparagus
Wine tasting Lime and Basil Pannacotta with Rhubarb and Strawberries from Villa Söderås Fondberg's tent
Meatballs from Villa Söderås

Smaka på Stockholm, or “Taste Stockholm”, is an annual event in Kungsträdgården here in Stockholm. The event is all about food and drink, and you can try quite a lot of the food that Stockholm’s restaurants have to offer. Many of the Stockholm restaurants are represented at the event where they sell various dishes in their tents. The event started yesterday on June 1st and will end on June 6th, so you still have time to visit it. But I really need to warn you, it’s incredible crowded and be prepared to stand in a long queue to get your food, especially if it’s from a popular restaurant. My tip is to go to the area behind the scene where it’s less crowded and either do some wine tasting at Fondberg’s tent or try the magnificent pannacotta at Villa Söderås’s tent. At Fondberg’s you can buy a wine package which consists of either 4 samples of red wine or 4 samples of white wine for 50 kr. You can also try different champagnes or even dessert wines with chocolate. And don’t forget the amazing Lime and Basil Pannacotta with Rhubarb and Strawberries for 45 kr at Villa Söderås, I just loved it.