About 35 minutes outside of Stockholm city, in the area Djursholm, lies a small restaurant called YOLO. The name means, as you may well have guessed, "You Only Live Once". The philosophy is that you should threat yourself with something good a little more often. A philosophy we feel that we manage to live up to quite well ourselves. This restaurant became our favorite of the entire Stockholm trip, simply because the flavors were exceptional, the presentations were interesting and fun and the staff were super friendly. Thus, we would like to share all the dishes from this place with you.
I was born and raised in Peru, a great culinary country that also happens to have the biggest Japanese community in Latin America. If you grew up in Peru you would know the term "Nikkei". It is the Japanese immigrants and their descendants. This meeting of cultures in Peru resulted in the wonderful "Nikkei cuisine" - a fusion of Japanese and Peruvian food. The dishes and ingredients of Peru are combined with those of Japan and prepared in accordance with the methods of both kitchens.
We love Oslo for the great coffee shops all over town, from Supreme Roastworks and Tim Wendelboe in Grünerløkka to Fuglen in the city, Mocca in Frogner and Java at St. Hanshaugen. However, Stockholm definitely has its share of decent brewing spots as well. These were our favorite stops for that sweet caffeine rush in the capitol of Sweden.
When we were invited to the Michelin event we decided to make a full Stockholm weekend out of it. Stockholm is an amazing food destination! There are so many great food spots to visit, and it was extremely hard to choose just a few to fit into our short foodcation. We were lucky to get to stay at our good friends Charlotte & Tom's place, and they also joined us for some of the dining experiences. Thank you, guys!
We'll share the highlights from our trip here, but check back later for another blogpost dedicated to our favorite coffee spots and one featuring the entire meal from Restaurang Yolo. Coming up!
We were invited to the launch party of the Michelin Guide Nordic Cities 2015 by our good friend André Blomberg-Nygård. This is the first year Nordic cities get their own guide, as previosuly all the Nordic capitols in addition to Gothenburg have just been included in the Main Cities of Europe Guide. Expectations were... somewhat high, but a lot of food writers also had low expectations as the Michelin Guide has not prioritized the Nordics much so far.
Here you can find all the restaurants I visit and frequent. From Berlin to Helsinki and from Oslo to Lima.