Located on the second floor of a building adjoining the ballet academy, you could walk past Esperanto and not know it was there. But from the minute you step inside, you realize you’re in for a treat. The room is calm and elegant, the service flawless, and the food dazzling.
Diners are given a choice of two set menus, which are changed regularly, with dishes like langoustine au coraille in an ocean mist with frozen vinaigrette; frozen white onion with apple, celeriac and dried beef; or white winter vegetables with seared foie gras and jasmine-perfumed dashi.
The chefs, Sayan Isaksson and Daniel Höglander, had the idea for the restaurant while on a fishing boat off the coast of Cuba. They picked the name after they found a mention of the international language in Paulo Coehlo’s book The Alchemist. Their plan is to blend elements from many nations’ cuisines to create a totally new dining experience. Yes, it’s expensive, but it’s exceptionally good in any language.