* Jämtländ- inspired roast beef sandwich topped with chantarelle mushrooms 125kr
* Prawn sandwich with Asian salad and chili mayo 125kr
* Poke bowl (prounced POH-keh :)) with a variety of raw fish, salad and rice 135kr
* Medium 8-piece sushi (4 nigiri, 4 maki) 120kr
* Large 10-piece sushi 6 nigiri, 4 maki) 150kr
* Bento Box hot meal (2 nigiri, 3 maki, 3 sashimi) 165kr
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Our wonderful little cafe on the waterfront in Djursholm has a new menu this year - with a focus on sushi. It is now open every day from 11am to 6pm and has plenty of drinks and snacks too. There are also fishing rods to borrow if you fancy your chances of catching something.
On the 18th February 2017, our smartest restaurant local restaurant will close. Owner Sarah Korduner Izosimov has run Yolo for 2½ years but has not had the weekday evening visitors that she would have liked. Danderyds Nyheter reports that the idea of getting dressed up to come out to dinner on a weekday hadn't pulled in enough diners to make it worth keeping the restaurant open.
It isn't just Yolo that is leaving. Recently, we lost the Djursholm branch of SEB bank, though we do still have the cash machine (thankfully). Moving into the large space left behind is a combination of businesses:
The clothing store Dressroom moved into Stockholm last year. This year, both the travel agents Travel Beyond and the opticians Optiker have closed.
What is the future for our local square? What do you think of all the changes?
A couple of weeks ago, Primeur Natural Food opened in the space behind the Greek restaurant Grekiska Kolgrillsbaren at the back of the square in Djursholm. Emilie from Mom in Balance and I went to investigate.
Primeur offers salads, grilled sandwiches and coffee and cake. Most of it is very healthy, including a great selection of raw food desserts, including the raw cheesecake pictured above. Very tasty.
There is a big space for sitting and easting outside (with blankets of course). Inside, the wallpaper has a radish print all over and is really attractive. The whole place has a bit of an art-deco feel about it and is very inviting.
Viktoria, who runs the cafe, told us that she wants to provide a place for really healthy eating and has a wide range of snacks, breakfasts and drinks that you can buy to eat at home. We tried the beef salad and it was really good. There was cold-brewed green tea included which was surprisingly nice. The granola we have had for breakfast at home this weekend and it is crunchy with lots of taste. The cafe is definitely worth checking out for yourself.
Djursholm was buzzing this evening as the shops and restaurants stayed open later for an evening known as 'Djursholm by night'!
From this Saturday (16th Jan), Yolo will be serving yummy things for brunch between 11:30am and 3pm, especially designed for families. The dishes will be served as a buffet and brunch is a fixed price for adults and for children (up to 12 years). Drinks orders are on the side, such as smoothies, shakes and alcoholic drinks etc. There might even be some entertainment!
Now that has made me hungry. See you there on Saturday!
Some of us are here, some of us are away. I love Danderyd at this time of year because there is so little traffic and all the wonderful gardens have come to life. A few people have asked me which of our local restaurants and cafes are open through the summer. In order to answer properly, we did some research and came up with this fab list of what is open and who is on a well-deserved break! Please let us know if we've missed anywhere.
Here are some things I didn't know:
* You can wander in at any time during the day and get a drink. The Pauli bar is open all day, there are seats in the lounge and on the terrace, which has a rather nice view out over the sea (and samsöviken, the marina area to the left).
* There is no entrance fee for the Velvet nightclub evenings. Felix says that is because it should feel like going to someone's home. The idea really appeals to me, as it means stopping by and having a drink and a bit of a dance for an hour or so is absolutely ok. The days of staying out all night are long behind me...
For my family, it will soon be time to start spending family time inside (though not when it is so beautifully sunny again!) and that means we'll be testing out the strength of the banisters, counting the stairs, putting the entertainment through its paces, eating, eating and eating and anything else a 4-year-old can do in an afternoon out at Villa Pauli!
For activities on, check out Villa Pauli's website or watch out for them on Life in Danderyd's Facebook page.
Yolo was all abuzz with guests at the opening night in August. Drinks were flowing from the table set up outside and we ran into some folks that made the evening a whole lot more interesting, including members of the British International School of Stockholm's parent/teacher association and Lidewij in ’t Veld, Furniture Designer for MOMIQ who designed one of the beautiful chairs in Yolo.
After catching up on some local news, we made it inside to try and get a taste of the food and get some pictures. We were greeted by an incredibly friendly staff member who made sure we knew where the drink table was and served me a delicious chanterelle toast sprinkled with västerbotten cheese that just melted in my mouth, it was so amazing.
Life in Danderyd then met up with Sarah Korduner Izosimov the following week to find out more about the concept and get a feel of how they are doing now that they have been open for a couple of weeks.
Sarah, as a local who grew up in Danderyd, felt the need to do something new, live her dream and have no regrets and thus, YOLO (You Only Live Once) was born. She not only wants to live life to the fullest but give back to the community in which she comes from and currently lives in, which is one big reason she decided that Djursholm would be a great place for a new restaurant.
I must admit that I had my doubts that a newly opened bistro would be able to have wonderful food and stellar service but Yolo has met and exceeded my expectations. The staff was very lovely and helpful. They were there when we needed them but never intrusive and never made us feel that we were taking too long as we lingered over interesting conversation. Chef Jonas Lundgren even came to my table to answer my question about the fish, which felt very personal. The bistro itself gives the feeling that you are sitting in someone’s home, surrounded by warm tones and lovely photographs and cozy furniture.
When I asked Sarah what new surprises will we see in the future, she told me that Yolo plans on offering catering in addition to the take-out option they currently offer, a rent-a–chef option and even in-home wine tastings with the bistro’s Sommelier, Annika Gelhaar. We'll report back if we get a chance to experience that first hand!
Yolo, a new restaurant will be opening it’s doors this Saturday, August 16th and is located at Vendevägen 14 in Djursholm. This casual restaurant that is meant be a social atmosphere where the guests can see what is going on in the kitchen and seats 40 guests, 8 of those seats at the bar. There are also 20 seats available outside. The kitchen will be open for lunch and dinner Tuesday through Saturday and for brunch on Sundays. An entré at Yolo will cost between 175-275 kronor.
Behind the concept of Yolo is the owner, Sarah Korduner Izosimov and award-winning chef and creative leader, Jonas Lundgren. They will be offering dishes with Swedish ingredients with an open mind for international tastes. More to come once we at Life in Danderyd see and taste a bit more at Friday’s premiere.
More information can be found here.
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