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The Upper House Dining Experience in Gothenburg, Sweden. Swedish fine dining and experimental cuisine. A six-course meal with six appetizers, six entrees, and 7 desserts!!

The city of Gothenburg, Sweden is a major hotspot in Sweden for cutting-edge restaurants and chefs. On one of our first nights in the city, Stephanie and I got to experience Upper House Dining. It’s on the top floor of the Gothia Towers with an incredible panoramic view of Gothenburg. It was hands down one of the most unique dining experience of my entire life. Upper House had the most stunning food presentation I have ever seen, and the most innovative flavor combinations I have ever tried. I have never experienced anything like it before.

The menu changes every night based on seasonal ingredients from the Swedish west coast and superbly illustrates Swedish fine dining and experimental cuisine at its best. There is only a six-course set menu offered at Upper House, so if you’re an adventurous eater and you enjoy being surprised, this fine dining restaurant is definitely worth checking out. Come take a peek at our dinner one night, which included six appetizers, six entrees, and SEVEN desserts!!

The Upper House Dining Experience in Gothenburg, Sweden. Swedish fine dining and experimental cuisine. A six-course meal with six appetizers, six entrees, and 7 desserts!!

We started with six tiny bite-sized appetizers.

The Upper House Dining Experience in Gothenburg, Sweden. Swedish fine dining and experimental cuisine. A six-course meal with six appetizers, six entrees, and 7 desserts!!

LOVED the deep fried herbs!! I would’ve never thought of that!!

The Upper House Dining Experience in Gothenburg, Sweden. Swedish fine dining and experimental cuisine. A six-course meal with six appetizers, six entrees, and 7 desserts!!

These were deep fried quail eggs topped with Sweden’s prized roe.

The Upper House Dining Experience in Gothenburg, Sweden. Swedish fine dining and experimental cuisine. A six-course meal with six appetizers, six entrees, and 7 desserts!!

The appetizers came out perfectly timed. They brought each appetizer out one at a time, so we could enjoy each one, and by the time we were finishing up one, the next one would be brought to the table. The staff at Upper House paid close attention to all of our needs without hovering — everything they brought out was perfectly timed to our dining experience.

The Upper House Dining Experience in Gothenburg, Sweden. Swedish fine dining and experimental cuisine. A six-course meal with six appetizers, six entrees, and 7 desserts!!

How cute are these little cones??

The Upper House Dining Experience in Gothenburg, Sweden. Swedish fine dining and experimental cuisine. A six-course meal with six appetizers, six entrees, and 7 desserts!!

Thinly sliced soft discs of mushrooms joined together with a creamy mushroom sauce.

The Upper House Dining Experience in Gothenburg, Sweden. Swedish fine dining and experimental cuisine. A six-course meal with six appetizers, six entrees, and 7 desserts!!

Sourdough pillows filled with fresh goat cheese.

The Upper House Dining Experience in Gothenburg, Sweden. Swedish fine dining and experimental cuisine. A six-course meal with six appetizers, six entrees, and 7 desserts!!

This smoking pea pod and mint mousse was definitely the coolest thing they brought to the table!!

The Upper House Dining Experience in Gothenburg, Sweden. Swedish fine dining and experimental cuisine. A six-course meal with six appetizers, six entrees, and 7 desserts!!

The plating of everything was so incredibly inventive.

The Upper House Dining Experience in Gothenburg, Sweden. Swedish fine dining and experimental cuisine. A six-course meal with six appetizers, six entrees, and 7 desserts!!

After all our appetizers, they brought us each a washcloth that they soaked with steaming lemon water at the table to rinse our hands.

The Upper House Dining Experience in Gothenburg, Sweden. Swedish fine dining and experimental cuisine. A six-course meal with six appetizers, six entrees, and 7 desserts!!

On to the main courses! This was a mackerel topped with edible flower petals.

The Upper House Dining Experience in Gothenburg, Sweden. Swedish fine dining and experimental cuisine. A six-course meal with six appetizers, six entrees, and 7 desserts!! Photo via Stephanie

Next they cooked bread right at the table on a hot stone.

The Upper House Dining Experience in Gothenburg, Sweden. Swedish fine dining and experimental cuisine. A six-course meal with six appetizers, six entrees, and 7 desserts!!

It bubbled up right before our eyes.

The Upper House Dining Experience in Gothenburg, Sweden. Swedish fine dining and experimental cuisine. A six-course meal with six appetizers, six entrees, and 7 desserts!!

Served with homemade butter. Swoon!

The Upper House Dining Experience in Gothenburg, Sweden. Swedish fine dining and experimental cuisine. A six-course meal with six appetizers, six entrees, and 7 desserts!!

Sweden’s version of pork and beans.

The Upper House Dining Experience in Gothenburg, Sweden. Swedish fine dining and experimental cuisine. A six-course meal with six appetizers, six entrees, and 7 desserts!!

Delicious carrots and crab!

The Upper House Dining Experience in Gothenburg, Sweden. Swedish fine dining and experimental cuisine. A six-course meal with six appetizers, six entrees, and 7 desserts!!

Crawfish and broccoli.

The Upper House Dining Experience in Gothenburg, Sweden. Swedish fine dining and experimental cuisine. A six-course meal with six appetizers, six entrees, and 7 desserts!!

Beef with beets and berries.

The Upper House Dining Experience in Gothenburg, Sweden. Swedish fine dining and experimental cuisine. A six-course meal with six appetizers, six entrees, and 7 desserts!!

And then it was time for dessert! Raspberries and vanilla cream.

The Upper House Dining Experience in Gothenburg, Sweden. Swedish fine dining and experimental cuisine. A six-course meal with six appetizers, six entrees, and 7 desserts!!

Blackberries and chocolate.

The Upper House Dining Experience in Gothenburg, Sweden. Swedish fine dining and experimental cuisine. A six-course meal with six appetizers, six entrees, and 7 desserts!!

And then little mini desserts came out. The food just kept on coming!! :) Loved the macaron in a dish!

The Upper House Dining Experience in Gothenburg, Sweden. Swedish fine dining and experimental cuisine. A six-course meal with six appetizers, six entrees, and 7 desserts!!

These meringues were filled with raspberry cream.

The Upper House Dining Experience in Gothenburg, Sweden. Swedish fine dining and experimental cuisine. A six-course meal with six appetizers, six entrees, and 7 desserts!!

This simple strawberry muffin was one of my favorites of the night!

The Upper House Dining Experience in Gothenburg, Sweden. Swedish fine dining and experimental cuisine. A six-course meal with six appetizers, six entrees, and 7 desserts!!

And finally, ice cream popsicles served in a bouquet of flowers.

Truly an unforgettable dining experience!!

Here’s their address and website if you want to check them out.

Upper House Dining
Gothia Towers, 25th floor
Mässans gata 24
402 26 Gothenburg, Sweden
http://www.upperhouse.se/en

 

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16 Responses
  1. Jennifer

    I love the presentation of each and every single thing. But that smoking pea pod is over the top! I wish I’d known about this place when we were in Gothenburg. It looks so creative and fabulous!

  2. Rachelle

    This isn’t just a meal, this looks like a work of art! How delightfully entertaining this must have been for both your taste buds and your eyes.

  3. Megan {Country Cleaver}

    Heavens – what an experience!! And those photos I’m sure don’t do it justice to what it tasted like!! Positively heavenly!

  4. Andi

    Looks like a dining experience I had at Willows Inn in Lummi Island which is based off of techniques the chef learned while working at Noma in Copenhagen another Nordic powerhouse. The idea of a new menu every day foraged from the surrounding area is so wonderful, delicious and exciting. I can’t tell you how much these posts about Sweden have put that country on the map of places I want to visit! I am curious about the photos – my experience has been that restaurant lighting is so subdued that the low light conditions make it difficult to capture the food as brightly as you did – is the lighting that bright there, or did you use another technique?

  5. *christine*

    Wow – it all looks too pretty to eat, it’s so artistically presented. Even things that I would normally not like, they look so nice I would have to try.

  6. Darcy

    Did you use a camera phone or your regular camera when taking these pics? The image quality is really good, which is often challenging when taking food pics at restaurants.

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