Stefan Karlsson's fantastic restaurant has one of the best locations in Göteborg, right on the beautiful Götaplatsen; from the semicircular dining room, diners looks out on the square. Almost-bare wooden tables and primary-color linens make an interesting informal contrast to the haute cuisine that emerges from the kitchen. All the herbs and vegetables are grown by a farmer just 5 km (3 mi) from town. Karlsson loves to travel; the flavors he has picked up as a globe-trotter
spice up his modern Swedish menu.