Thursday, April 08, 2010

Basement - a Michelin star restaurant in Göteborg

Last year we enjoyed a great dinner at Fond Restaurant in Göteborg. It had then been awarded one star in the prestigious Michelin guide. This year we would like to explore another Michelin restaurant and managed to get a table for 6.30 PM this Saturday.

In 2010 the following restaurants in Göteborg were awarded one Michelin star:
  • Kock & Vin
  • Sjömagasinet
  • 28+
  • Fond
  • Basement
See the review of Fond Restaurant from our visit in 2009

Decent priced menus available

Basement is located at Götebergsgatan in the Lorensberg area in downtown Göteborg. It serves 4-6 cours menues. The restaurants describes its menus like this:
"Basements experience after all years have shown at least four courses to be sufficient. We offer two menus that consist of four or up to eight courses. Wagner's choice menu is changed on a daily basis according to produce availability. We also offer a separate four course menu that consists of Basements “Classic”"
You can be offered a four course menu at a very decent price of SEK 495,- (€51) . This week the dinner consists of the following courses:
Scallops, mussels, and oysters served with a cream on spring nettles, asparagus, and freshly picked green herbs, blanched aged "prästost" (cheese) and crisp crumbs.

Loin of haddock served as rimmad (with salt and sugar) on browned butter and salmon roe with boiled fresh potatoes with dill weed and a little wok on Swedish cuttlefish and mini carrots.

Herb roasted inner leg of lamb with braised cabbage and root vegetables, red wine bouillon and puré on polenta.

Apples, pears and cinnamon in braised package, served with caramelized nuts and vanilla ice.
A very decent price, and if you will upgrade you can get even more extensive menus for a few hundred SEK extra. You can get a wine menu to match from SEK 455, (€47) ending up with a meal costing less than SEK 1000 (€103) - and that is a bargain.

We certainly look forward to visit and rate Basement restaurant, and tell you whether this is a must when visiting Swedens second biggest city.

Directions on how to get to Basement restaurant


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(Photo: Sauternes & Foie gras: BorgQueen)

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