Unpretentiously telling their own story
In the small town of Ystad in southern Sweden, we find JH Matbar, which turns out to be a family-run neighborhood restaurant with ambitions. The gastronomy is close to nature and appealing, both aesthetically and in terms of taste. The dishes are a tribute to local and Swedish ingredients. Great care is also taken to ensure that the range of drinks, as well as ingredients, reflects sustainable small-scale craftsmanship. Classic calvados is replaced with Swedish apple brandy, and — when the season permits it — the chefs make non-alcoholic drinks grown from what is in their parents’ gardens.
• 90-95 percent Swedish ingredients used
• 100 percent self-grown herbs during April–October
• Constantly on the lookout for new local partners
• Every part of an animal is used whenever possible