From the White Guide Nordic 2018:

Bistro Le Garage

Very Fine Level 71
Food rating:29/40
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Gourmet favourite

In the simple, low-profile building located in a sculpture park a few kilometres outside Umeå, Peter Stenmark and Jacob Markström have created a unique gathering place among the artwork, pines and birches. A favourite of Umeå residents, it brings together families with children, older couples, girlfriends and colleagues, who are all met by the experienced and confident staff. Self-confidence is at its peak in the kitchen, but without being snobby or exaggerated. Year after year this charming restaurant continues to deliver well-prepared and stylish dishes. The menu changes more and more often and is completely seasonally based, and sometimes experimental – though blackened Fröya salmon with tart apples, sharp horseradish and smoked sour cream is not the most successful combo. The house-stuffed duck and truffle sausage, on the other hand, has just the right amount of truffle and it’s our clear favourite together with the foie gras sauce and a buttery purée of almond potatoes. The menus are mostly composted of French and rustic Norrland dishes, and the portions are seriously sized. When it comes to the beverages there is an equally careful selection and the service staff happily suggest beer from some of the region’s microbreweries...

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