Cicchetti. Taste the word. A word filled with a great taste experience. The first and only restaurant in Sweden that can offer that experience is here – Södra Sällskapet on Åsögatan on Södermalm in Stockholm.
Cis about Italian small dishes. Both the food and the interior design are inspired by the cozy areas of Venice.
“This year only, we’ve visited Venice three times. This is where we get inspiration for the food, and we’ve also come home with a furnishing,” says Gabriel Haidari, operations manager of the restaurant and one the owners.
Thereby, the restaurant received a significant makeover, with lots of plants and cozy lighting that give the place the perfect Italian ‘garden atmosphere.’
We put a lot of time into creating our dishes and menus. When you do that, you have to handpick the ingredients.
The choice of food consists of small dishes with an equal share of meat, fish and vegetarian options, so there’s something for everyone. Imagine tapas, but with Italian ingredients.
All pasta dishes can also be ordered as full-sized portions, for those who don’t want small dishes. You’ll also find a sample menu, which combines the top seven dishes. The dishes in the sample menu are larger, so you send the food around the table like you’re in an Italian family’s home — family style dining.
“The news of this new concept has traveled fast. We got very good ratings from those who’ve visited us. It’s an extremely good feedback,” says Gabriel.
The food is made with love, the best ingredients, and everything is selected carefully, according to Gabriel.
“That’s something a lot of people say, but in our case, it’s really how it is. We put a lot of time into creating our dishes and menus. When you do that, you have to handpick the ingredients.”
Cicchetti is also served in the bar, but in the form of Cicchettini, small Italian snacks, perfect for mingling before dinner or when you’re just craving something small.
This concept gives us more opportunities to play, which inspires us. Italy has always held a special place in our hearts, so it’s an honor to work with it.
– Gabriel Haidari –
It’s an exciting new concept, but Södra Sällskapet is, of course, not only about food. The drink menu is a trademark of the restaurant.
“In a way, the bar is the heart of this place. Our drinks attract people from near and far.”
Södra Sällskapet used to have a French menu.
“We got tired of it after a couple of years, the French cuisine is what it is, to put it that way. We found new inspiration in Italy, and this concept gives us more opportunities to play, which inspires us. Italy has always held a special place in our hearts, so it’s an honor to work with it again,” says Gabriel.
Like we said. Remember Cicchetti. Or simply book a table at Södra Sällskapet.
Sponsored article in collaboration with Södra Sällskapet.
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