Smaka Meatballs, Beerista, and Cafe Husaren

I was impressed by a modern Swedish tasting menu my first night in Gothenburg and earlier in the day I had a fantastic seafood lunch. For my second night, I decided to try another Swedish restaurant offering one of Sweden’s most famous dishes. I left my Avenyn hotel and walked to Smaka for a classic…

A Nordic Lunch at FIKA

It’s not often that I get the chance to enjoy New Nordic cuisine. One afternoon during my Minneapolis weekend, I went to the American Swedish Institute to have lunch at FIKA, a small Nordic-inspired cafe inside the Nelson Cultural Center. In Sweden, Fika is a daily break that traditionally involves coffee and treats. FIKA offers…