Guide Michelin awards two stars to second Swedish eatery

Guide Michelin awards two stars to second Swedish eatery
Mathias Dahlgren’s Matsalen restaurant in Stockholm has been awarded a second star in this year’s Guide Michelin, becoming Sweden’s second two-star eatery.

“It feels great, I’m really happy,” said chef Mathias Dahlgren, who operates both Matsalen as well as a second restaurant at the Grand Hotel in Stockholm.

“This means a lot both for the restaurant and for everyone who works there,” he added.

“It shows that our guests like our products.”

Edsbacka Krog in Sollentuna, north of Stockholm, has had two Guide Michelin stars since 2000, and managed to hold onto its second star this year despite a change in ownership last year.

When Christer Lindström threw in the towel last autumn, many feared that the eatery and head chef Fredrik Petterson would lose a star.

Stockholm’s Frantzén/Lindeberg restaurant is newcomer to the Guide this year, as is another Dahlgren eater, Matbaren, both of which have received one star for the first time.

In Gothenburg, Kock & Vin, Sjömagasinet, 28+, Fond, and Basement each have one star.

It’s been 25 years since a restaurant in Sweden was first awarded a star in the Guide Michelin.

According to the Guide, three stars means that a restaurant’s food is so good, it’s worth making trip simply to experience it. Two stars from Michelin means a restaurant is worth visiting on a detour, and one star indicates that the restaurant is exceptional in its class.