Kock & Vin, 28+ & The Grill Room at Capella

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Capella
Capella

 

Capella
Capella

 

Ducks in the canal
Ducks in the canal

 

Capella
Capella

Another great time was had at The Grill Room late October as we made our way back to Capella for an adventure in Scandinavian cuisine.  Chef Esko’s guests for the evening were two “Michelin Starred” chefs from Sweden.   Chef Hans Boren of 28+ and Chef Björn Persson of Kock & Vin who not only prepared some exceptional and tasty cuisine but, brought a great deal of warmth and enthusiasm to our dining experience.  I managed a few pictures before dinner, between courses in the kitchen and after dinner as I believed it was best not to disturb guests with my blinding Nikon flash.  My Instagram shots do not do the cuisine justice – – sorry!!!!

But, before dinner here are a few pics from the wonderful accommodations as promised as I forgot to photograph our accommodations during the last stay because I was so blown away by the “Rooftop Dining Experience”.  Enjoy!!!!

 

Capella - The Lobby
Capella – The Lobby

 

Capella - The Living Room
Capella – The Living Room

 

Capella - The Living Room
Capella – The Living Room

 

The Georgetown Room
The Georgetown Room

 

The Georgetown Room
The Georgetown Room

 

The Georgetown Room
The Georgetown Room

 

The Georgetown Room
The Georgetown Room

 

The Georgetown Room
The Georgetown Room

 

The Georgetown Room
The Georgetown Room

 

And now to the roof before sunset and then a quick stop by the kitchen before dinner.

 

Georgetown Rooftop view
Georgetown Rooftop view

 

Infinity Pool
Infinity Pool

 

Rooftop Seating
Rooftop Seating

 

View of The Kennedy Center
View of The Kennedy Center

 

After returning from the roof we headed to the Rye Bar where we ran into Chef Esko who insisted we meet the chefs before dinner.

 

Chef Jakob Esko, Chef Hans Boren and Chef Björn Persson
Chef Jakob Esko, Chef Hans Boren and Chef Björn Persson

 

Chef Hans Boren and Chef Björn Persson
Chef Hans Boren and Chef Björn Persson

 

 And now………dinner is served!!!!!

The Grill Room
The Grill Room

 

The Grill Room
The Grill Room

 

Chef Hans Boren and Chef Björn Persson
Chef Hans Boren and Chef Björn Persson

 

Appetizers
Appetizers

 

Sweetbreads
Sweetbreads

 

Chef Jakob Esko, Chef Hans Boren and Chef Björn Persson
Chef Jakob Esko, Chef Hans Boren and Chef Björn Persson

 

Crayfish
Crayfish

 

Plating Scallops
Plating Scallops

 

Scallop
Scallop

 

Venison Heart
Venison Heart

 

Venison Heart
Venison Heart

 

Serving up Dessert
Serving up Dessert

With a delicious menu and well executed evening my desire to visit Sweden deepened as I now have two talented chefs that will make my arrival and dining adventures all the more satisfying.  Chef Hans Boren and Chef Björn Persson thank you so much for making the trip to DC and for exposing us to your passion.  The evening was a delight and I now have a new found appreciation for venison heart – – which I’m now craving.  And to my friend Chef Esko – – your hospitality and skills in the kitchen are always a treat.  We’ll see you soon and as always, feel free to surprise us with your amazing and creative cuisine.

 

Lou with Chef Hans Boren and Chef Björn Persson
Lou with Chef Hans Boren and Chef Björn Persson

 

A Toast to The Evening and everyone who played a part.
A Toast to The Evening and everyone who played a part.

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