26 December 2012

Rolfs Kök

I have probably visit Rolfs Kök more times than any other restaurant in Stockholm so it's about time to give it a small review.
This place is all about simple, well cooked food with dishes influenced by Swedish and Southern European cuisine and along with an amazing wine list and a lovely, laid back atmosphere and great service it can't go wrong.

Unlike most of the good restaurant in Stockholm, Rolf's Kök is actually opened on Sundays which is great. So when I and my cousin decided to go for an early Sunday dinner the choice was easy.

I started with a small pint of Brooklyn Lager to quench my thirst while browsing the menu.
Their classic dishes always are tempting but we decided to try something new this time.
I continued with beer for the starters and chose The American Dream from the fantastic Danish brewery Mikkeller. I just love this beer with its rich, fruity flavors of passion fruit and pineapple backed up with a pleasant bitterness. Mikkeller also makes signature beers for the famous restaurant Noma in Copenhagen.

We started with a plate of pata negra de Salamanca. This fantastic ham is delicious. What more to say?

Next up, razor clams with sauce vierge. Topped with the fresh herbs and tomato it was a good dish but nothing special.

2008 Central Coast Syrah from Piedrasassi in California had now been decanted for an hour and was poured in our big Riedel glasses. This 100% Syrah uses fruit picked from three vineyards; White Hawk, Rim Rock and Harrison-Clarke. Such a pure, clean wine. Not big and overblown, just elegant with a long, long finish and super silky tannins and a match in heaven with our main course.

Roast of suckling lamb from Zamora topped with garlic bread croutons and served with a lamb and olive jus. On the side; bean purée with baked tomatoes, beans, snails and more of that lovely jus. Wow, unbelievably good.

The restaurateurs; Klas Ljungquist and Johan Jureskog who has run this restaurant for almost ten year also has a second restaurant, AG, which I also highly recommended, especially if you want some high quality steaks.


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