Yesterday I made like a princess and had tea at the Grand Hotel. For two glorious hours, my friend Annelie and I were pampered with a posh and proper tea service. Tea was served in silver pots and poured into china cups. Our little treats included tasty and tiny tea sandwiches of shrimp, cheese and roast beef, scones served with lemon curd and a whiskey marmalade, as well as exquisite little desserts.
It was all so lovely, even if we did laugh at ourselves for being so very fancy. The view from the Cadier Bar overlooks the Baltic and the Royal Palace. As we watched the sun set, I felt like there was nowhere else that I would rather be. And then I went home and back to work and reality. It was good to be a queen while it lasted.
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Lobster Wednesday at Patricia.
Given that so many of my rants lately have been over bad restaurants and/or bad weather, I thought I would take the time to give credit to some good restaurants that I have been to lately. (That means that I will probably continue my rants about the weather…)
Last week, we went to lobster Wednesday at the Patricia Restaurant, on the water just off of Södermalm, with a group of friends. The Patricia boat was used to evacuate people on d-day and also served as a private yacht for Queen Elizabeth. Now it serves as a great party boat and restaurant. The lobster was fantastic and not expensive either. Check out the Patricia boat.
GI Boden is a health food cafe in Vasastan and I went there for lunch with MB recently. Both our meals were incredibly innovative and interesting and again, not expensive. Plus we felt like we were being good to ourselves. Here is some more about it in Swedish: GI Boden.
Restaurant number three was the cafe at the Moderna (Modern) museum. This is one of those places that has an exceptionally good view, so you usually figure that you will get dull food. But the Moderna always has tasty, fresh and interesting options, in both a traditional and more modern vein. And the view over the Baltic looking toward Standvägen and Djurgården is amazing. Check this out: Moderna.
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