Was this the best ever Observer Food Monthly Awards event?
Those lucky enough to go and to eat the Ekstedt’s food and drink 69 Colebrooke Row’s cocktails might agree with me that it was. Naturally, I’m biased but Niklas Ekstedt’s fire pit menu was utterly delicious. Cooked outside in pans on burning wood, the menu read like this:
For those that went to the awards but didn’t manage to find their way outside to the courtyard, there was even more Ekstedt food circulating. Inside he was serving :
Hay-baked turbot on Swedish crispbread
Vendace roe on rye bread
Smoked reindeer heart tartar and elderberry capers
Chanterelle and radish
West Sweden squid, juniper and seaweed
Fjällbacka langoustine, smoked tomato and toasted almonds
Beef, roast leek, potato and Västerbottensost purée
Sea buckthorn and carrot dip, blackened broccoli
Hazlenut cake, cloudberry butter and Oviken yoghurt
Lemon thyme bavaroise, raspberry and wood sorrel
If you want to see the list of winners see the Hot Dinners website. Then on Sunday buy The Observer so you can read all about them in the Observer Food Monthly supplement magazine. It’s a cracking read.
With congratulations to all those who won and all those who organised the event.
If you’d like to know about Ekstedt, click here.
If you would like to visit Ekstedt, restaurant details are on the website here.