Koka – the new Nordic gastronomy
Gothenburg, Sweden: Before my first visit to Koka I knew this restaurant had the ambition to be the leader in modern, west Swedish gastronomy. The food is based on the finest local ingredients and now I understand they have made it. In 2014 Koka won prize as Sweden’s best restaurant, this year they received the first Michelin Star. Koka is a Michelin starred restaurant serving the new Nordic gastronomy – and they won’t ruin you.
Inspector’s view: Earlier this year the restaurant was awarded the first Michelin Star. Here is the inspector’s view: Kock & Vin has been reinvented as Koka, with wooden planks on the floors and walls and wooden furniture to match. Choose 3, 5 or 7 courses from the daily set menu; dishes are light and refreshingly playful in their approach and fish features highly. Well-chosen wines and smooth service complete the picture.
My view: My 3-courses menu came as a Nordic wind along with tastes straight from the nature, from the Sea and with local products created in an artistic way. The restaurant is the new entry in the new Nordic gastronomy. Our meal was the perfect amount of food for the two of us.
My menu: Starter: Char, fir tree sprouts and green asparagus. Main: Duck with onion and caraway cheese. Dessert: Walnuts, beetroot, goat cheese, served as a frozen surprise of tasteful cheese. I highly recommend the young Nordic in Gothenburg.
Koka is distinguished by its decor – blond wood, clean lines, mood lighting – and a dedication to conjuring up inspired dishes from the seasonal ingredients of Sweden’s west coast. Brace yourself for the likes of mackerel with gooseberries, pork with blackcurrant and chervil ice cream.
Koka, Viktoriagatan 12, Gothenburg, Sweden. Phone: +46 3170 17979 Website: Restaurangkoka.se
Set menu: From 450 SEK – 800SEK