World renowned TV-chef Jamie Oliver announced on Wednesday that he’ll be opening a restaurant in a central Stockholm hotel this autumn.
Jamie Oliver testing food at Scandic
“I have been working with Scandic for almost five years now and I am really pleased to be able to launch Jamie’s Italian in Scandinavia together with them,” the TV-chef said in a statement on Wednesday.
Oliver opened his first “Jamie’s Italian” eatery in the UK in 2008 and the chain of restaurants have since become hugely popular in Australia, Singapore, Russia and Turkey.
The Stockholm restaurant, boasting enough space for 200 diners, will be located in the lobby of the Scandic Anglais Hotel in the city’s posh Östermalm district. Oliver has been working together with the Scandic Hotels since 2009, giving visitors to the hotels a chance to sample dishes especially composed by the ‘Naked Chef’ together with the Scandic Food and Beverage team.
Cooking at Scandic
The concept is simple – to offer good and uncomplicated Italian food with a focus on local, fresh and organic produce. The plan is to expand all over Scandinavia, but at the moment the team is focusing on the Stockholm restaurant. Oliver said on Wednesday that he was proud to be able to launch the first Jamie’s Italian in Stockholm together with such a “creative, innovative and professional” group of people.
“It’s going to be epic – watch this space.”
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