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 one 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 producers in small villages nearby.
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, rook … 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. The dishes are tasteful both for the palate but also for the eyes, there is an elegant minimalistic look to the dishes with a maximum taste to the palate.
Eating at Daniel Berlin is a warm experience. There is a maximum of 16 seats in the cottage style restaurant and also a choice of a private dining room. When the weather is nice you can start off with a nice selection of titbits outside in the garden. Even nicer is the pause in the middle of service where you are invited out to the garden to move around, mingle and enjoy a dish outdoors. Service is personal and it is a very friendly relaxed family style experience. At the end of service, you can relax out in the garden in their conservatory.
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 up to twenty servings it is a light delicate meal. The focus of the wines is organic and there is also a well matched non-alcoholic pairing with their own juices but also some wonderful unfiltered apple juice menu from a nearby farm. There is a more premium matching wine menu which is recommended if you have an interest in wine.
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.
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Daniel Berlin Krog i Skåne Tranås
273 92 Skåne Tranås
Phone: +46 417 203 00