It's Better to Travel than Arrive?

"To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive"

Robert Louis Stevenson, Virginibus Puerisque, 1881.

"Robert Louis Stevenson speaks utter tosh and has

obviously never flown long haul economy class"

Kristy, first ever blog post, 2011.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Restaurant Review : 19glas, Stockholm

On Sunday afternoon we were wandering around Gamlastan looking for somewhere for a late lunch, and thought we'd stop and have a look at the menu hanging out the front of 19glas, a small wine bar down a cobbled street.

The very personable waiter said they didn't really do lunch on Sundays, but they were trying a wide range of Scandi-influenced tapas and had more than 300+ wines by the glass.  Well, that sold us!  We grabbed a small table on the footpath and sat down on stools that were made from giant corks.

The very friendly and helpful waiter bought us the menu and this is what we ordered:-

  • Spinach and garlic
  • Pickled beetroot
  • Chantarelle toast
  • Oven roasted potatoes with garlic
  • Gruyere cheese
  • Beans with lardo
  • Rillette of duck and beer
  • Puree of yellow peas with pork shank

We also got a few plates of bread and the food was so good that we were wiping the plates clean with it - YUM!  The tapas was fabulous and our faves were the rillette, beans with lardo, and the peas with pork (all of which we re-ordered).

The staff were great and the chef came out for a chat after we'd eaten.  We could have easily whiled away the afternoon watching the world go by with a few glasses of vino, but hubby had had to whiz back to the hotel for a conference call, and, as it was Sunday, the shops were closing at 4pm (hello, important!) - so we had to scoot.

Here's a link to the wine list -

We'll definitely be back if we're visiting Stockholm again.

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