Hello again from Stockholm!
We started our day with a bit more wandering, followed by visiting the modern art museum.
Very few museums (especially art museums and palace museums) allowed photos inside, so I just have photos of the sculptures outside of this museum.
After a couple of hours at the museum, it was time for one of the highlights of the trip: a smorgasbord at the Grand Hotel.
Our table was in a tiny room off the main dining room with a gorgeous view of the city. It was like being in our own little private restaurant.
We started with beer, bread, and aquavit (vodka infused with spices).
First plate: herring dishes with potatoes, onions, sour cream, and dill.
Second plate: cold salmon dishes.
(also a shrimp salad and some cod)
Third plate: other cold fish dishes.
Asparagus is actually supposed to be a part of the fourth plate, but I couldn’t help myself. We all probably know that the salad and dessert are my favorite courses.
Fourth plate: salad.
Fifth plate: main courses.
I was a little fished out at this point, so I went a little more potato, vegetable, and lingonberry heavy on this plate.
Sixth plate: cheese!
Seventh (and eighth?) plate: dessert. (Greg and I shared these cheese and dessert plates, just for the record.)
Also for the record: I have never had such an amazing chocolate cake. Ever.
The outside of the Grand Hotel (building on the left side of the photo). If I were really clever, I would draw a little arrow on this photo pointing to the windows on the far right of the building, on the second story. That’s where our table was.
The obvious thing to do when you have just eaten an absolutely huge meal is take a boat tour. So we did.
The tour narration was available in many languages, including Barnguide Markoolio…
But seriously, if anyone knows what barnguide markoolio is, please let me know.