15 most memorable dishes in 2018 – in no particular order.
2018 started in style with a visit to Barcelona and Girona in the beginning of February. One week later I ruptured my achilles tendon. Five days after the surgery I stopped eating painkillers and went with my husband to Noma for a wonderful lunch. After that – I postponed all travels until May.
This year has been great year in many ways. I have visited some amazing restaurant – and here are my most memorable dishes in 2018.
Langoustine with sagebrush, vanilla oil and toasted butter at El Celler de Can Roca in Girona, Spain.
Panchino filled with beluga caviar at Distrutar in Barcelona, Spain.
Shrimps and dried fruits at Noma in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Caviar, coconut ice cream and oliv oil at Kong Hans Kaelder in Copenhagen, Denmark.
The Swedish dish in Bocuse d’Or Europe. Egg with herbs and garlic, Castelmagno-cheese, crispy potato, butter and olive oil emulsion, charcoal scented zucchini and Albenga asparagus in Stockholm, Sweden.
Scallop with browned butter and ponzu at Hoze in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Pastrami, Australian truffle and foie gras at Raby Hunt in Darlington, England.
Spot prawn grilled over embers and tossed with chili miso and a dipping sauce made from sudachi and salted peach at Saison in San Francisco, USA.
Grouse in two servings first: Breast, bread sauce, green juniper and clapshot. And second: leg and grouse sausage roll at The Clove Club in London, England.
Scallop, mussels, tomato broth and green herbs at Hotell Borgholm in Borgholm, Sweden.
Potato cream, Lapsang souchong and white truffle at Piazza Duomo in Alba, Italy.
Ancient variant of Slovenian pear – Pituralka – with scallop and lovage oil at Hisa Franko in Kobarid, Slovenia.
Uni with pumkin at Volt in Stockholm, Sweden.
King crab and almost burnt cream at Fäviken Magasinet in Järpen, Sweden.
Retired dairy cow and tasty paste at Fäviken Magasinet in Järpen, Sweden.
15 most memorable dishes in 2018