Vegetarian food and natural wine at Restaurant Folk in Gothenburg

Folk is a vegetarian restaurant in Gothenburg situated inside the theatre with the same name at Olof Palme Square. The wine list is full of interesting natural wines. Not a bad combination, vegetarian food and natural wine. But you have to be a little adventurous. Some of the wines are different and it is important to have an open mind.

Start with their natural bubbles. It is like nothing you have drunk so far. It is a Chenin Blanc from Touraine called Pet’Nat meaning petillant naturel, that is naturally sparkling. The wine is bottled before fermentation is completed and so continues to ferment in the bottle with no added sugar or yeast. There is a fresh acidity and taste of citrus and apples. Reminds me a bit of apple cider actually (500 SEK a bottle). With the food, we had a Beaujolais called En Rémont from a small producer called Julie Balagny (760 SEK). Fruity and quite elegant, an easy to drink wine with the hint of volatile acidity that I often find in natural wines which is refreshing and nice as long as it doesn’t dominate the wine, which it doesn’t here.

The food is served in relatively large tapas portions. You can order several and share. I recommend the fried cauliflower with chervil mayonnaise (70 SEK), wax beans with goat cheese cream, mint and fried rye bread (115 SEK) and apples in buttery caramel sauce with whipped crème fraiche and almond cakes (85 SEK). The only thing I have to complain about is that the restaurant is a bit too dark. They possibly want to be environmentally friendly but maybe they don’t have to cut down on the electricity quite so much. More:

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Zucchini flower on a vegetable market, copyright BKWine Photography

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