Not only are you enriching your skills and your mind at Capellagården but also you are enriching your taste buds from the exquisite food that’s on offer! The café makes and bakes fresh organic, often vegetarian, produce everyday mostly from the school's farm and garden for Capellagården’s visitors and students. It is KRAV-certified (Sweden's eco able for organic food) and was a real highlight! The dishes were delicious and picture perfect with additional edible floral presentations on the plate and table. The attention to detail was very much admired. Meals were served in the communal dining room Vingårdssalen which became the centre for catching up with other students and appreciating the meals.
|The magnificent breakfast spread on offer every morning|
|Orchard fruits cherries and redcurrants|
|An amazingly pink beetroot soup that almost inspired my pattern!|
|There's always a queue!|
|Even the humble cucumber gets dressed up|
|Despite the Summer being the worst one in 30 years, when the sun came out, alfresco dining was a must!|
|Healthy, nutritious vegetarian dishes were served daily|
|Redcurrants were in season and often adorned many sweet and savoury dishes.|
|Cardamom cake a typically Skandinavian flavour.|
|It was such a delight to see the school's ceramics being used at Vingårdssalen.|
|Salad served in cabbage leaves - so pretty!|
|Homemade twisty bread which was still warm mmmmmm!|
Although most days we were working hard printing and sketching we still managed to grab a “Fika” and grabbed a coffee in one of the many handmade ceramic cups in the school’s dining cupboard. On occasion we all sat down together for Fika and enjoyed the exceedingly good cake!
|The most amazing chocolate and coconut brownie for our last Fika.|
|Served with rhubarb compote and creme fraiche and coffee of course!|
|The renowned cafe - visitor's view.|
|Absolutely everything was handmade or baked on site.|
One of my café discoveries was traditional Swedish Biskvier - a chocolate cream almond biscuit, perfect for a little sweet something at Fika time. After I tried to order some, a lovely girl at the café went out of her way to give me the recipe because the biscuits wouldn’t survive a 12 hour trip back to London.
|The best discovery - Swedish Biskvier!|
Although we had such a variety daily culinary eats at Capellagården, it was nevertheless a treat to visit the old dairy at Café Mejeriet where they sold an array of ice cream flavours.
Traditional yet kitsch in it's decor the café was a lovely place to visit in the evening after a hard day printing.
|The Old Dairy|
|Care to take a bath outside anyone?|
|The menu, trouble was trying to choose what to have|
|Junko feeling pleased with her ice cream choices|
|This was cherry and almond, blueberry and walnut ice cream....|