05 December 2012

19 Glas

Back for a quick visit in Stockholm. Covered in snow, the capital is truly beautiful at this time of the year, especially Gamla Stan with its old houses, narrow alleys and wonderful atmosphere. This part of the city used to be filled with sad, touristic restaurants serving poor pasta and bad version of classic Swedish dishes. But since a few years, Gamla Stan is transformed to a true gastronomic centre with restaurant like Frantzén/Lindeberg, Pubologi and Djuret. Another one is 19 Glas and here I decided to go for a quick lunch with my mom.
They only serve one dish each lunch so there is no problem when it comes to deciding what to eat. This could not be said when it comes to the wine list though since they serve a majority of their wines by the glass. A glass of easy drinking Le Volte from Tenuta dell'Ornellaia was my choice and matched well with the food.
First we got served a home made sausage of rabbit and duck topped with harissa. Lovely levain bread was served with a tasty, nutty brown butter.

The main course was slow braised leg of lamb served with tomato, caramelized onions and spinach. Simple and very tasty.

On the negative side it was freezing cold in the restaurant when we were there which was ok for a quick lunch but I wouldn't stand sitting here for a two hours dinner. Still I really recommend you to try this little gem, especially if you like wine.

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