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Restaurant Frantzén

One of the most memorable meals of my life was courtesy of Frantzén in Stockholm. Ranked as one of The World's 50 Best Restaurants, this place provided friendly attentive service along with some amazingly creative dishes. We were greeted at the door by an NFL sized doorman wearing a dark coat and bowler hat. He escorted us to our seats, at a small bar overlooking the kitchen. Then champagne was served with friendly introductions. At every stage of the dinner, there was an explanation about the source of the ingredients and how they were prepared. The meal was scripted so that ingredients they presented earlier in the meal would not always show up immediately, but a few courses later. Sous-Chef Jim Löfdahl (the tall guy with the beard) graciously answered all of my questions. Of course the food was amazing but just as enjoyable was watching the food being prepared by a fast moving yet efficient team. 

This video provides a condensed version of the experience. We were fortunate enough to have the two seats on the right.