Ivar visits three restaurants—Ekstedt in Stockholm, Koka in Göteborg, and Bastard in Malmö, where the chefs are taking on New Nordic cuisine in their own terms.
Host Ivar heads far north to snowy Umeå to meet reindeer herder Tobias, samples Swedish reindeer meat and dumpling dishes, and makes cocktails from foraged ingredients.
Ivar hits Aifur, Sweden’s only real Viking restaurant, and meets its owner and dance music legend E-Type to discover how the Vikings informed modern Swedish cuisine.
In this episode, Ivar’s trip to the Skåne region kicks up a few surprises, from a crazy-looking dessert called Spettkaka to a goose feast in Lund.
In our opening episode, Ivar travels to Göteborg, Sweden’s fish capital, to put together a Swedish smörgåsbord with catch straight from the sea.