Wednesday 24 August 2016

Oaxen Slip, Stockholm.

On the last evening of our Stockholm trip we make our way back to Djurgården on the ferry from our hotel in Gamla Stan, the old town. Can there be a better way of visiting a restaurant than by boat?
It was an easy journey as well and scenic too via the Gröna Lund Amusement Park. It's only a short walk to Oaxen Slip, a smart water front bistro that looks from the outside like a boatyard warehouse, inside too with boats and paraphernalia hanging above you.

We order a selection of dishes to share, mainly starters. This helps keep costs down as well as letting us sample a variety of dishes.
Oaxen dried pork neck ~ Deep fried onion filled with smoked marrow. This was a doozy, it explodes warm smoked marrow liquid on your tongue, delicious!
Tartar of topside with mustard mayonnaise, sour cream & sour-dough croutons. A great version of steak tartare.
Smoked Shrimps with garlic mayonnaise. We still talk about these smoky prawns as we've not had any quite as smoky as this before.
Grilled chick pea bread with tongue of lamb, braised endive, anchovies & artichoke cream. The bread was so perfect but we struggled to taste the lamb's tongue.
Seasoned, roasted cauliflower with mint & pumpkin dressing. A favourite of Mrs B's. We compared this favourably to an unsuccessful cauliflower course we had in the UK that was way too bitter. (Cauliflower is ubiquitous right now it seems). This was just right. Also Norrøna herring with potato, butter fried rye bread & sour cream and French Fries & Smoked Mayo.

Dessert to share ~ Sorbet of raspberry with lemon verbena, roasted white chocolate & almond cream. (Another good one).
We ended our trip to Stockholm in real style strolling from the restaurant at dusk and back onto the waiting ferry. We loved our evening at Oaxen Slip, maybe next time we'll get to visit their Michelin Star Oaxen Krog too on the same site.
Dinner cost us £108 for two.

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