Daniel Berlin Krog i Skåne Tranås – terroir focus
One of Sweden’s most exciting restaurants is situated in the middle of the countryside just about an hour drive from Copenhagen and Malmö. Since 2009 Chef Patron Daniel Berlin serves here a focused elegant Nordic Cuisine.
The food is focused in several ways. All ingredients are sourced from the nearby area; furthest away is probably the fish from the west coast, about 100 kilometres away. A lot comes from the Chef’s garden and own meadow by the restaurant and some from neighbours in the small village, or relatives to the staff.
Chef Daniel likes a challenge and is creative when he tries to focus only on what is available nearby. On your plate you will find ingredients you probably have not tried before as pigeon berry, wild garlic mustard, couch grass, common wood sorrel… and the list goes on.
Daniel also manages to keep it elegant. The dishes are not overloaded, but nicely focused both in the amount of ingredients and composition. A cod might be accompanied by plants from a beach nearby where the fish was landed.
Eating at Daniel Berlin is a warm experience. There is a maximum of 16 seats in the cottage style restaurant. When the weather is nice you start off with a nice selection of titbits outside in the garden. Service is personal and you even have your own towel in the rest room. Overall it is a very friendly relaxed family style experience, especially considering that Daniel’s mother and father are serving you. The father, Per-Anders, is also Head Sommelier while the Chef's mother, Iréne, takes care of the garden. The Chef's father will even drive you home if you are staying at a nearby lodge.
There is no à la carte, only one fixed tasting menu which is served simultaneously to all in the dining room. Since Daniel Berlin wants to convey the region, the menu is a perfect reflection of the present season. Several of the dishes are vegetable based so even though there are over ten dishes it is a light delicate meal. The focus of the wines is organic and there is also a nice matching unfiltered apple juice menu from a nearby farm.
Even though it is a bit away from everything you will be glad you took the trip there. Here you will enjoy Nordic Cuisine at a very high level with combinations and ingredients you will not find anywhere else.
Daniel Berlin Krog i Skåne Tranås scored 85 points of 100 points in our rating system. View our Top 60 of the world. Back to the reviews.
Daniel Berlin Krog i Skåne Tranås
273 92 Skåne Tranås
Phone: +46 417 203 00