EKSTEDT, SWEDEN, 85 p
Here all food is cooked over an open fire. The evening begins with well-made, lavish appetizers. Head chef Florencia Abella has a unique style that is reflected through all the dishes – they are elegant, with a rustic feeling from smoke and fire. The local vegetables often play the leading role, and they do feel luxurious; many flavors come straight out of the woods, and fermentation is commonly used. A kitchen that performs brilliantly and, in the background, we find reasonable working hours, plus scheduling that enables staff to plan their spare time.