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Best Toast Skagen in Stockholm

April 22, 2011

Restaurant Riche has a pricey but oh-so good Toast Skagen (half 159 SEK, whole 199 SEK)

This is by far one of the best I have ever tried, so if you are a fan of the classic toast Skagen, head to Riche on Birger Jarlsgatan 4 (almost down by the water at Nybroplan). T- östermalstorg, exit Stureplan/Birger Jarlsgatan.

Toast Skagen is a classic Swedish starter that everyone has to try (except those allergic to shellfish). It is a combination of shrimp and other ingredients on a small piece of sautéd bread. It was created by the popular Swedish restaurateur Tore Wretman, who worked at Riche. He embraced Swedish culinary traditions during the decades immediately after World War II. At a time when home cooking was starting to fade away and be replaced by foreign fast food, he also elevated classic Swedish dishes into fancy restaurant repertoire, lending them new status.