On Wednesday night, we celebrated NS’ birthday. 32!! How did that happen? I remember planning a big dinner with friends for his 24th in Australia! Where does the time go?
Anyway, I’m always one for surprises – both surprising and being surprised – so I planned an evening out for just the two of us, as has become our birthday tradition.
We met at one of Stockholm’s infamous landmarks, Svampen – the mushroom – in the middle of the main square of the city’s posh-est neighborhood (only the best for my älskling). And led him to the Scandic Anglais hotel’s roof-top terrace:
- lobster tacos
- salmon tartar sushi-type thing (hard to hear the very long description from our waitress)
- lamb rack with curry sauce
- rhubarb strawberry compote with almond cake and vanilla yoghurt
Each course was so fresh and delicious! Although the portions were small, I thought at the time, I was perfectly satisfied by the end – a welcome experience compared with my typical over-eating-followed-by-never-wanting-to-eat-again status quo when eating out.
As we paid the bill, we received a gift bag with an “inspiration book.” I was excited about the possibility of getting a few new recipes to try out at home, but alas, it was just a fancy book of professional photographs of Miss Voon’s food and the restaurant itself. Anyone interested in a new coffee table book?