Svinet is the annual summer restaurant of the restaurant group behind Djuret, Pubologi and Leijontornet 12 x 8 in Stockholms Old town. When they close Djuret for a summer break they open up their courtyard and fire up the charcoal grill. Svinet is Swedish for “the pig” and as the name indicates focus is on pork.
Being a summer restaurant the food is a little bit less elaborate than at Djuret and Pubologi. Like most other restaurants that I review this is not fine dining. Maybe one could call it hedonistic dining. At Svinet it is more about indulging in succulent meat, drinking excellent wines and having a good time. And I can guarantee you will have a good time. Svinet and Djuret is along with Speceriet and Råkultur my very favourite restaurants in Stockholm. It is two restaurants that I always want to go back to.
Gazpacho with Tabasco Chillies
From the menu. “The Hillbilly Hog 2013 is cooked of the pig from Karlsfälts Farm and is: From the Charcoal grill: Barbecue glazed spareribs, chunkadoodles of Hillbilly rubbed necks, chops on the bone, smoked pork belly, and Chef Einarsson´s 1000 spice pulled pork. Served with thrice fried fries, charcoal grilled corn on the cob with whisked butter, Coleslaw (a.k.a.Mosel salad), Chipotle mayonnaise, Barbecue sauce and The Red Hot Sauce De La Casa.”
I do not remember in detail the different pork cuts. But I do remember that everything was very yummy. The pork chops were slightly dry but everything else were cooked perfectly. The french fries were excellent. The quality of the produce was fine.
Lime pie with strawberries