The Swedish restaurant Frantzén/Lindeberg is to close for renovation from the 14th July to the 16th August. The small 16 seater venue has built up quite a reputation, placing 20th on the S.Pellegrino World's 50 Best Restaurants List in 2012 and being picked as the best restaurant in the Swedish White Guide, they will close for considerable upgrades to the restaurant in the heart of Stockholm.
They restaurant will re-open in August with a new kitchen, a rotisserie, open grill and a langoustine aquarium. They will also build a new smoke oven, a meat aging fridge and employ more chefs.
It's been a rapid rise through the ranks for Bjorn Frantzén and Daniel Lindeberg, the co-owners and chefs at the restaurant. Their 'à la minute'' policy of presented food on the plate as fresh as possible has led them to develop some interesting techniques, such as churning butter at diners tables, and these new upgrades will only increase their presence on the high-end dining scene.
"As a chef this feels almost unreal," said Bjorn, "It's a dream to cook under these new conditions. The planned changes have been in the pipeline for some time but it's only now that we have given ourselves the time to implement them."
The pair say they can't to get back into the kitchen after the renovation and set about cooking their silver cuckoo maran chickens raised on buttermilk, chickens that last year were unfortunately killed by a fox.