Frantzén

Frantzén (Swedish pronunciation: [franˈseːn]), until 2013 Frantzén/Lindeberg, is a restaurant in Stockholm, situated on Klara Norra Kyrkogata number 26. In 2010, it received two stars in the Michelin Guide, and in 2018 it became the first Swedish restaurant to receive a third Michelin star.

Frantzén
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The front of Frantzén
Restaurant information
Established2008; 13 years ago (2008)
Head chefCharlie Benitez
ChefBjörn Frantzén
Food typeNordic cuisine
Dress codeBusiness smart
Rating3 Michelin stars Michelin Guide
Street addressKlara Norra Kyrkogata 26
CityStockholm
CountrySweden
Coordinates59°20′02″N 18°03′30″W / 59.333848°N 18.058424°W / 59.333848; -18.058424
Seating capacity23 covers
ReservationsTwo months in advance
WebsiteOfficial website

HistoryEdit

 
Björn Frantzén (right) and former head chef Marcus Jernmark (left) in the kitchen of Frantzén in 2018

The restaurant opened in 2008 at the same address as the small one-star restaurant Mistral, which had closed in December 2007. It was opened by chef Björn Frantzén and pastry chef Daniel Lindeberg,[1] who had both worked at Edsbacka krog (Sweden's first restaurant with two Michelin stars) before deciding to leave and open their own restaurant, with the goal of becoming the first restaurant in Sweden with three Michelin stars.[2] In 2009, the restaurant earned its first Michelin star, and within less than a year, earned another, appearing on the 2010 Michelin Guide with two.[3][4]

The restaurant changed its name from Frantzén/Lindeberg to Frantzén in 2013 after Lindeberg left the restaurant, stating that, unlike Frantzén, he wasn't "prepared to sacrifice everything" for a third Michelin star, later establishing his own company in October 2014 by the name Lindeberg Bageri och Konditori (English: Lindeberg Bakery and Patisserie) in Nacka.[2]

In May 2016, the restaurant was closed for a year to move to a more spacious location of 500m2, as opposed to their previous premises of 90m2. This was done in partnership with the new joint owner Antonia Ax:son Johnson, the owner of the new location's property.[5] Frantzén was originally slated for reopening in February 2017,[5] but remained closed until August.[6] A few months after reopening, the restaurant earned its third Michelin star in February 2018.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Frantzén/Lindeberg: Sober lyxverkstad" [Frantzén/Lindeberg: Moderate luxury workshop]. Svenska Dagbladet (in Swedish). 9 May 2008. Archived from the original on 4 December 2020.
  2. ^ a b Malteson, Evelina (2 April 2015). "Frantzén/Lindeberg splittrades av hetsen" [Frantzén/Lindeberg split due to stress]. Expressen (in Swedish). Archived from the original on 5 April 2015.
  3. ^ Hallén, Richard (2010). Jansson, Ulf (ed.). "Guide Michelin 2010– Stjärnor som tänds och släcks" [Michelin Guide 2010- Stars that were ignited and extinguished] (PDF). Vinjournalen (in Swedish). Munskänkarna. 3: 28. Archived (PDF) from the original on 26 May 2021. Frantzén & Lindeberg [...] fick sin första stjärna i [2009]. Redan i årets Guide har de nu erövrat sin andra stjärna. [Frantzén & Lindeberg [...] received their first star in [2009]. In this year's guide, they have already conquered their second star.]
  4. ^ "Guide Michelin awards two stars to second Swedish eatery". The Local. 16 March 2009. Archived from the original on 26 May 2021.
  5. ^ a b Jonsson, Göran (10 May 2016). "Stjärnkrogen flyttar in hos Ax:son Johnson" [Michelin starred restaurant moves in with Ax:son Johnson]. Dagens Industri (in Swedish). Archived from the original on 26 May 2021.
  6. ^ Burton, Monica (1 July 2017). "Björn Frantzén's Restaurant Frantzén Will Reopen This Summer". Eater. Archived from the original on 1 July 2017.
  7. ^ Young, Sarah (20 February 2018). "Frantzén: Sweden gets first ever three-star Michelin restaurant". The Independent. Archived from the original on 20 February 2018.

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Coordinates: 59°19′24.19″N 18°4′10.12″E / 59.3233861°N 18.0694778°E / 59.3233861; 18.0694778