Bistro Casper – review
The Fork has a bunch of offers and Casper Bistro is one of them – 50% on food. We were here on a Wednesday nite at 6pm and the resto wasn’t very busy. It’s a small place but roomy enough.
For the starters, we had the salmon tartare and the chevre. The salmon tartare was very delicious with just the right amount of seasoning – not too much chili, enough acidity to cut through the fat and the fried mung bean noodles on top was yummy. My friends were happy with their chevre.
Next, I had the lamb racks. This was the best lamb I’ve ever eaten. The meat was very tender, a perfect medium and perfectly seasoned with not too much garlic and a light hand with the salt. I’m always weary of eating out as I find that Swedish chefs tend to have a heavy hand when salting. The portion was huge and I had trouble finishing off the dish but I did in the end. The potatoes were very good! I think they were homemade and at least twice or maybe even thrice-fried – crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. The aoili was all right. It could’ve used an oomph of something to make it stand out but I only used it for the fries as the lamb was very tasty on it own!
One person in our group has the meatballs and these were so-so according to her.
The house red wine was of good quality and not the usual bargain-bin wine. The price was 79kr which was quite reasonable.
The service was a bit sloppy. They didn’t clear away the fries nor refill the water until requested.
All in all, I’d be happy to come back here and pay full price for the lamb. It was delicious!!
Value for money: 5/5
Bistro Casper, Dalagatan 44, Stockholm (metro: Odenplan)
Update 13/3/2017: I was here with a friend last Friday at 6pm and the resto was packed. We ordered the lamb and it was heaven on a plate. The 50% discount ends on 23/3 and can be booked thru thefork.se