Courtesy of the Grand Hotel
The Veranda, Grand Hôtel, Stockholm
Besides spectacular views of the Royal Palace, this landmark hotel serves up an authentic
smorgasbord—a centuries-old Swedish tradition. Chef Andreas Askling (formerly of Aquavit in
New York City) carries the torch with a lavish spread worthy of the residents across the harbor.
The assortment of hot and cold dishes—like smoked reindeer sausage, carrot-and-cumin herring,
and Tvarno ham with melon salsa—are to be sampled in small portions, in several courses,
accompanied by crispbread and boiled potatoes, then chased with shots of aquavit and frosty
Price: $62 per person (drinks not included).
Save Room for: The Swedish meatballs with lingonberries—there’s a
reason it’s the national dish.