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Michelin-starred Aquavit Honours the Legendary Ingmar Bergman

Now here’s an event to delight fans of Swedish cuisine and the master director Ingmar Bergman, whose centenary is being celebrated this month by the BFI. Aquavit (the BFI’s restaurant partner for the duration of the centenary) will also be screening Bergman’s classic film Fanny And Alexander, embodying the most iconic scenes and characters of the film with a specially designed menu, created by Aquavit’s executive chef Henrik Ritzén. How better to enjoy traditional Swedish fare?

• There will be snacks and bread: wholemeal sourdough and Danish dark rye, knäckebröd (Swedish flatbread with seeds), served with smoked cod’s roe, butter, carrot and caraway, celeriac and lovage, beetroot and horseradish salads

• Vendace roe served with smoked mash and chives.

• Toast Skagen on a sourdough crouton, a dish of Norwegian shrimps in a dill mayonnaise flavoured with horseradish and chives, topped with Vendace roe from Kalix, Northern Sweden.

• Monkfish served ‘Jansson’s Temptation’ style, with crushed Jerusalem artichokes, onion puree and a sauce of sprats.

• Rib of veal, burnt onions and dill sauce (a riff on the classic version of ‘kalv I dill’.

• Yorkshire rhubarb, vanilla ice cream and almond for your dessert.

The supper will take place on Tuesday 30th January in Aquavit’s private dining space, the Stockholm Room, and will entertain up to 30 guests. Tickets are £85 for five courses and you can add wine or wine pairings to that.

SEEN has had the pleasure of eating and drinking at Aquavit before, and found it unique in flavour, style and hospitality. The restaurant is warm and welcoming, the textile art is fabulous (Olaf Eliasson) and the food is fresh and of the highest quality. Aquavit is a standout on the London dining scene.

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