Salt & Sill, Sweden’s first floating hotel with adjoining restaurant is located in the charming seaside town of Klädesholmen about an hour’s drive north of Gothenburg. This is one of the culinary highlights of a visit to this part of the country. You come here not only for the delicious cuisine but also for the intimate views of the bay and the rocky outcrops in the distance. Seafood is a big part of the industry up and down Sweden’s West Coast – and this restaurant embraces this type of cuisine and has the culinary creativity to produce dishes of depth and flavor. Both indoor and outdoor dining are available.
Dinner fully lived up to our expectations. Here are a few notes to start the salivating. During a recent visit we enjoyed a delicious appetizer: salmon with pumpkin seeds, dill seeds and a blended Jerusalem artichoke spread. Next up came fresh perfectly cooked tender cod with a Swedish roe, local potatoes and wonderfully steamed yellow beets. While wanting to finish on a high note with the the main course, nevertheless we had saved room for desert and ordered the orange sherbert. Served with fresh sweet raspberries and a fine chocolate crumble – the “note” of the dinner became even higher after polishing off this tasty treat.
The hotel next door has 23 rooms spread among two levels. There is even a hot tub on top – which is “the” place to be when watching the sun set during the long summer days. In the evenings, it is quiet here – you hear the lapping of the water, some birds and not much else. It is the perfect place to relax. Visit: www.saltosill.se/index.asp/lang/1033