I get bored by the sameness of many of the restaurant menus in Stockholm. Instead of trying something new, even a newly opened restaurant by a big name Swedish chef will stick with the “tried and true” options of some kind of salmon, boiled potatoes with dill, some kind of caviar and lingon berries with ice cream for dessert.
Been there, done that.
Truly, I like all those options, but I would love to see a bit of variety and experimentation in a menu. And at a good price.
That’s why I was pleasantly surprised with the creative menu and good service at the newly opened restaurant of the Story Hotel. I was there with some girlfriends and we enjoyed checking out the options. The watermelon salad with feta cheese, mint and onion came recommended by my friend Pingis and was particularly tasty. And while my mini beef rolls could have used a little more spice, they were tasty and looked great. Plus, I don’t think I saw salmon and potatoes on the menu at all.
Giving credit where credit is due, I do know there are some wonderful places to eat in Stockholm. I do enjoy the Asian at East and Berns, Marie Laveau makes a pretty good jambalaya, Ho’s has good Chinese, Herman’s has great vegetarian, and so on. I have also eaten some of the best salmon I have ever had here in Stockholm. So don’t think that I am knocking the local favorites. But isn’t variety supposed to be the spice of life?