Totale

Thursday and walking around on town, and gets hungry and was long time ago I was at Totale. New chefs and new staff, have things changed? I need to try it, so there I went.

Got my a seat at the bar, perfect. I like to sit in the bar and eat when I drop in my self and just for a quicke bite. Gives me the chance to talk to the people that works there and it´s more relaxed. I desided to go with a pizza and dessert.

The pizza looks so nic with all the cheese on top and the small pork bites, just to dig in. Pizza ”pork” bianco with black cabbage, smoked pork loin, comté and chili flakes. The only thing I complain about is that it was to much black cabbage on the pizza under all the nice comté and pork. Otherwise, it tasted great and good dough. And I also prefer pizza with tomato sauce. A glass of Nebbiolo it was happy days for me with this pizza. Can´t leave without taste at least one dessert, and my choice fell on Wood-baked crumble pie on Swedish summer apples & blackberries, cream with almonds and cinnamon, vanilla ice cream. What´s more Swedish then apples? 🙂 Worked well with the vanilla ice cream and blackberries, just wanted to eat and eat more. Also here I choose a glass of Nebbiolo. A nice and relaxed thursday dinner, and Totale continues to deliver food and service as they always have. Thank you.

STUK, Jönköping

The day after Querciabella winemakers dinner and time for lunch. Just around the corner where I slept, there is a restaurant/ winebar/ bakery/ coffeeshop in one. I haven´t tried before, so today was the day to try STUK. Great chefs that owns it, and they have really got a good vibe going on here I have to say. The lunch was crowded and according to my friend, it´s so every day. I just ordered a pizza; Three Cheeses – Gorgonzola, buffalo mozzarella & parmesan.

Not that big pizza, but much topping so I got full and happy and that is what all is about the day after a super great dinner night and many super wines and not so many hours of sleep. I will come back and eat at STUK again.

FATCUZ, Örebro

New pizza place have open in Örebro, so I desided to make a quick stop here on my way home from Hova. I needed to test this new place. The name is FATCUZ, and they do neapolitan pizza with a twist you can say. Because they don´t want to have thin crust as the real neapolitan pizzas, and at Fatcuz it works great I think. As always I order the Margherita so I really can compare to others.

As wine I choosen a Valpolicella Ripasso from Farina, not my favorite style of wine but this one was actully good. Overall I think Valpolicella wines are to much berries and jam in the taste for me, and the that is the producers fault. They release the wines to early on the market, insted of letting them mature in the cellers and get more aged and balanced. But that is post for an other day :-).

Overall; if you are in Örebro and want to have pizza, visit Fatcuz and if you want to have beers after/ before?! Then visit their beer pub next doors; Örebro Ölhall.

All pictures got lost

I haven´t done so much blogging the last 6 months, and when I wanted to start up now again I moved webhotel and all my pictures from previous posts got lost. Some I have on a back up driver and some don´t, and if I have time I will post the pictures again step by step.

Few days in Stockholm, Sweden

Time for some days in Stockholm with my old friend Per. I´m actually going to work with him at Stockholm Beer & Whiskey and sell his cheese. He have desided that we are going to stay at Hotel J at Nacka Strand, and that is a great choice. Location is relaxing, fresh air and still close to town if we want to go there after the fair.

Before I meet up Per, I have done work to do in Stockholm town and therefore I need som lunch and time to visit Giro Pizzeria again. Here they serve authentic neapolitan pizza.

I order the classic, Margherita and as wine I choose one of my favorite producers from Toscana; Querciabella Mongrana. It´s an Maremma region wine with a blend of Sangiovese 50%, Cabernet Sauvignon 25% and Merlot 25%. It´s also 100% VEGAN and 100% Biodynamic. For dinner we went to Restaurant J, that is a part of Hotel J which they are a part of the Nobis Hospitality Group. At dinner I started with shrimp with mayonnaise, served with butterfried toast and bleak roe. Then for main course I had Swedish sirioin with veal gravy, onion butter, baked tomato, cabbage, parmesan cheese and french fries. As wine I choose Querciabella Chianti Classico 2014. Real classic Chianti Classico ith 100% Sangiovese and as well 100% VEGAN and 100% Biodynamic. 12 months in fine to extra fine-grained French oak barriques (225 l) and tonneau (500 l), of which 10% new.

Next day, some lunch before the fair opens and work and Restaurang J is on the way to the fair, we deside to have lunch there as well. I order Game beef patties with ligonberries, green-pepper sauce and potato puré with Swedish cheese. Once again as wine I choose Querciabella Chianti Classico 2014. During the fair we got some samples on some oysters and shrimp mix and to that Champagne Castelnau Réserve.

Bianchi Café & Cycles, Stockholm – Sweden

In Stockholm there is a café that have got the same name as the famous bicycles; Bianchi. What they have done is to combined a ristorante, café and cycle shop in one, 3 in 1. I like this concept, something new and different in Sweden anyway and maybe there is a point behind it? After have eaten a big dinner and enjoyed good wines, you look at the cycles and buy one so you can train the next day and loose all the extra you at the day before 🙂 🙂 The place is called Bianchi Café & Cycles and is just behind the big and famous shopping mall NK.

Grilled schnitzel of veal ( without breadcrumbs ) with capers, tomatoes, arugula, parmesan potatoes. I added fries as well, when you eat is better to eat :-). Wine was a Chianti Classico with 10 months in oak.

To sum up this late lunch/ early dinner at Bianchi Café & Cycles, I have to say that I need to go back and try more from their menu before I can say to much. So far they delivered what I expected for the price on the food and interoir says; simple and easy.

Paolo´s, Örebro – Sweden

Back from Spain and new pizza test. Once again my friend have gave me a tip on a pizza, but this time in the city Örebro, almost in the middle of Sweden. Have been many times in Örebro, but haven´t really though so much about this place, even if I have passed it many times. My friend loves pizza as much as I do, so if he says it´s good, then it´s the only thing to do and that is to test it. Paolo´s is the place and it´s a part of the hotel chain; Elite Hotels.

Tricolore is the name of this pizza. It Tomato, mozzarella, parma ham, parmesan, fresh tomato and arugula. The pizza was very good and all the ingrediens felt very fresh and that I like. For me it was little to much of arugula, and I tink the fresh half tomatoes is little to much I think. But they told me that this was theirs best selling pizza, so the people like the extra fresh tomatoes. Next time I will try the margherita.

La Cucina, Lund – Sweden

As you all know, I love pizza and when I hear about good pizza I try to get there as soon as I can to try. My friend had been at a place in Lund, just outside Malmö in south of Sweden, and told me that this pizza was great. The place is La Cucina Lund. When I had been in Malmö for work, I drove by this place on my home and lucky me they have a seat for me.

To be as fair as possible I try to order the same pizza at every place, then that Margherita is a very good pizza is a big plus for me of course. Yes, this pizza was good and I liked it a lot and was amongs one f the better I have had. To sad that the wine, Ripasso, was very light body, warm and missing the typical Ripasso flavours.

But, if you are in the south of Sweden I propose that you make your way to La Cucina in Lund and have a great pizza.