AUTUMN IS on its way and the impending change in temperatures welcomes a new range of seasonal produce to the table, providing enticing flavours and comfort to avid food lovers. Laidback luxury boutique hotel Ett Hem houses one of Stockholm’s most secret and delightful small restaurants, showcasing seasonal Scandinavian delicacies.
Opened in May 2012, Ett Hem is a beautifully appointed 12-room hotel situated in Stockholm’s smart embassy quarter of Ostermalm in Skoldungagatan, a 10-minute walk from the centre. A member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World and winner of the 2015 Best Dressed Mr & Mrs Smith Award and the Andrew Harper Grand Award in 2013, this classy yet casual ‘home away from home’ offers comfort and familiarity, encouraging guests to use the hotel as if it were their own, and are treated as if friends of the family. The stylish interiors are characterised by Scandinavian antiques and design classics, fine furniture, and beautiful objects rich in history.
Ett Hem’s innovative kitchen is led by head chef Martin Brag, who particularly relishes working locally sourced vegetables from local grower Mauritz at Karshamra Garden at harvest time. From September, the city’s nearby forests are teeming with delectable mushrooms including chanterelles, morels, trumpet and oyster mushrooms, which are imaginatively incorporated in the kitchen’s daily changing menus. Autumn is also time for Sweden’s delicious berries – fresh lingonberries, blueberries and cloud berries are always delicious additions to the kitchen’s sweet desserts.
Following Sweden’s traditional crayfish season in the Summer, Ett Hem’s kitchen continues to provide the freshest seafood, such as meticulously prepared lobster and meaty octopus, which is locally caught.
The property’s unique approach to hospitality means that they offer a bespoke dining concept that lets their guests have the opportunity to dine wherever and whenever they like, be it in the kitchen, the library or looking out at the garden from their pretty greenhouse. Visitors arriving late can still help themselves to a slice of freshly baked cake in the kitchen or mix the perfect Swedish mule from the honesty bar.
For an additional epicurean adventure, visitors can embark on a quest to explore this beautiful city with Food Tours Stockholm by joining their entertaining and expert foodie tours. Families and couples alike can sample delicious bites, whilst learning about Stockholm’s history and culture in the city’s iconic Old Town. Tours can also be booked privately for the ultimate indulgence.
Rates start from £338 including breakfast and 12 per cent VAT. For reservations telephone +46 (0) 8 200 590 or via e-mail email@example.com