If you want French atmosphere in Stockholm, go to Brasserie Makalös, a stone’s throw from Kungsträdgården in the city centre. Here the waiters speaks Swedish with a French accent (you can speak French with them if you prefer) and the menu includes French classics like boeuf bourguignon, onion soup, grilled entrecote, snails with garlic butter, moules frites and much more. The foie gras stuffed quail is delicious.
The wine list includes a good selection of wines by the glass, for example the organic Domaines des 2 Anes in Corbières (115 SEK), a Lirac from Domaine Roger Sabon (130 SEK), Sancerre Les Grandmontains from Domaine Laporte (140 SEK). The selection in bottle is also good but it could be a bit more imaginative.
The name of the brasserie comes from Château Makalös, an extraordinary building (the word means nonpareil or incomparable) that was built in 1635 by Jacob de la Gardie not so far away from where the brasserie is now. The chateau burned down in 1825. The brasserie may not be in a chateau but its private palace from the 18th century is beautiful.
Brasserie Makalös, Västra Trädgårdsgatan 11 B, Stockholm, brasseriemakalos.se
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