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To worship the fish…in Göteborg

Fish is being worshiped in Scandinavian countries to the point of – wait for it – installing a fish market in a church!

This place, an institution in Sweden, is called “Feskekörka” (the “fish church” in Swedish) and is located in the city of Gothenburg. Built in 1874, originally as an auction place for fish, it is inspired by a wooden Norwegian church and without any pillars inside.

You can buy any fish or shellfish at any of a dozen stalls. If you are lucky that day, you can get a seat on the first floor at the restaurant Gabriel.

Entrance of the Feskekörka, the “fish church” of Göteborg.
Entrance of the Feskekörka, the “fish church” of Göteborg.

Fish simply cannot be any fresher than what is prepared for you here, under the fantastic hospitality of Chef Johan Malm, who proudly won the title of world champion oyster opener in 2010. But aside from his technical performance, the quality of his sourcing, his passion, his humour and his preparation of Christmas herring, winter oysters, shrimps or the Gabriels fisksoppa are literally bringing you closer to (taste) heaven.

A personalized appetizer.
A personalized appetizer.
Am I really so short? I suppose Chef Johan might be particularly tall…
Am I really so short? I suppose Chef Johan might be particularly tall…
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