From the White Guide Nordic 2018:
- Address: Lantmätargränd 2, 553 20 Jönköping
- Phone: +46 36 770 07 00
- Web: voxrestaurant.se
- Seats: 97
- Directions: See Google Map underneath
New rising star
To turn an ordinary hotel dining room into a high-class restaurant is no easy feat. Hotel Vox, which started a few years ago, has succeeded. In winter 2016 the restaurant was upgraded under the leadership of Tom Jallow who, after guest performances at PM & Vänner in Växjö, is back in Jönköping where he previously ran several establishments. This time the food has an Asian twist. We are in the best mood from the outset, with the perfect dry martini in old-fashioned bevelled glasses. It only gets better from there. We continue with two amuse-bouches: oyster in soy reduction, and shiitake broth with fried rice paper and miso mayo. Delicious. The most beautiful dish of the evening is the scallop with mussels and avocado. The Asian take on råraka, the potato pancake, is a serious dish with, among other things, bacon and salmon. We praise the variation on Jerusalem artichoke for the root’s foam and the tasty mushrooms, though we wonder if the soft-boiled egg in the bottom was really necessary. A Smålandic classic follows this up: isterband sausage from Vaggeryd with beets in various forms. For dessert it will be pears, rosehips and local Rudenstam apples. The wine list is safely chosen and we are guided by a knowledgeable sommelier. We receive a riesling from the Rheingau with our various starters. Even the sausage finds a friend in a heavy red Australian wine from Adelaide. The dining room is clearly separated from the hotel lobby. The building itself is less inspiring; we sit in the former Social Insurance Agency(!), a cramped concrete building. But what does it matter when the food experience is better than most in Jönköping?..
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