Easter Weekend in Stockholm

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Cherry blossoms in bloom in the Kungsträdgården, or King’s Garden

 

Our first Easter not only in Stockholm, but also just the two of us! We celebrated by having a lazy weekend with a lot of delicious food and enjoying the beautiful weather with walks in the city.

A pleasant surprise was when we reached Kungsträdgården, or King’s Garden, and saw that they cherry blossom trees were in full bloom. There were a ton of people enjoying the cotton candy colored flowers! I discovered too late, but every year there is a festival for the cherry blossoms put on by the Japanese Association of Stockholm. Hopefully we can make it next year!

 

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In Sweden you have special beer for just for Easter (Påsk)! This is the Påskbrygd from Mariestads.

 

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Club steak from AG

 

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Yellow fat reflecting all of the grass the cow ate

 

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Ready to slice!

 

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Club steak with sweet potato fries and Belgian endive salad

 

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Traditional Swedish Easter casserole: Janssons Frestelse, or Janssons Temptation. The dish is made with potatoes, onions, pickled sprats (a type of small fish), bread crumbs, and cream. We ate it with a side of sauteed spinach.

 

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Brunch: Fluffy Japanese-style pancakes with raspberry-rhubarab jam

 

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Egg-white omelette with sriracha mayo

 

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One more Easter weekend walk

 

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Another Easter beer! Påsköl from Jämtlands Bryggeri

 

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And last dinner of the Easter Weekend – white asparagus, poached eggs, prosciutto and Hollandaise sauce

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