Food, design and local beer

The three-day food fest Passion for food is on of Sweden’s premier food fairs and a must visit for wannabe star chefs and bon vivants alike. Let celebrity chefs and local producers inspire you at Eriksbergshallen, March 2-4. The Lindholmen Street Food Market is back, and they brought designers with them! Visit Lindholmen Street Design Market on March 3, and every Saturday in March after that.

Do you love RC vehicles and model building? Check out the Gothenburg Model and Hobby Fair at Aeroseum on March 24, where you’ll be able to wander among life size airplanes as well as their slightly smaller model counterparts.

The end of March marks the start of the GBG Beer Week, a celebration of craft beer and a week of tons of beer related events all around the city, culminating in A Beer & Whisky Fair April 6-7. If you can’t wait until the end of March for great local beer, check out Ringön-based Brewery Vega who’ll welcome visitors every other Friday (starting February 23) for a taste of excellent craft beer and a bite to eat.  

Incredible restaurants and venues including the spectacular The Concept

Popular wine bar Juan Font has a sister restaurant! Isabelle is just down the street, and the place to go for fresh seafood, French cuisine and great wine. In the mood for delicious Asian food but a little pressed for time? Check out newly opened Woki, located by the Nordstan Shopping Centre. On the other hand, if you’ve got time to spare then head to Koizen and its 2 hour omakase (the chef decides) sushi experience. The restaurant only seats 15 and the chef prepares the dishes right in front of you, creating a true sense of intimacy.

Chocolate lovers rejoice, there’s a new Willy Wonka in town. Well sort of. Storm & Bille Chokladfabrik is a small scale chocolate factory based on the “bean to bar”-concept, with only raw sugar added in the making of the chocolate. You’ll find them at Sveagatan.

On March 16, the highly anticipated show restaurant The Concept welcomes guests for the first time. Expect a unique dinner club experience with enchanting entertainment, decadence and show stopping performances. Taking up a whole building in the city centre, it’s also home to the restaurant Kungsportshuset Matbar, a homely and relaxing space perfect for a long lunch or a relaxed dinner. The restaurant opened in late February.  

Great gigs and shows

Acclaimed American rapper The Game takes the stage at Trädgår´n on March 7. Swedish Grammy nominee Janice performs at Pustervik on March 9, while former Black Crowes frontman Chris Robinson brings his blues band Chris Robinson Brotherhood to the stage on March 10.

A feature of Swedish music since the 1970’s, Kikki Danielsson recently relased critically acclaimed album “Portrait of a painted lady” and she performs at the Gothenburg Concert Hall on March 14.

Jonas Lundqvist was part of the successful indie band Bad Cash Quartet in the golden era of Gothenburg indie music, and has since then moved on to a celebrated solo career. He’ll be bringing his unique artistic expression to Pustervik on March 23.

Dance performance, art exhibits and floral excellence

Experience a hypnotic dance performance at the Göteborg Opera when S & S premieres on March 3. Or learn more about the beautiful orchids in the Botanical Garden of Gothenburg March 1-4. The Botanical Garden greenhouses are home to Sweden’s largest collection of tropical orchids.

A new gallery has opened in the city centre, Galleri Fredstan, and starting March 16 they will be displaying “Legendary Louis Vuitton Bags & Trunks The Exhibition”. Over hundreds of authentic Louis Vuitton trunks and other items dating as far back as the 1850’s will be on display during this unique exhibition.

The Hasselblad Center, located at the Gothenburg Musem of Art, hosts a new exhibition titled Published that focuses on the photo book in Sweden and the many forms that published photography can take.