Christmas delights in the Royal capital of Stockholm

As Christmas approaches, Restaurant Operakällaren opens up its annual widely known and longed-for Christmas buffet. Immerse yourself into a smorgasbord of traditional Swedish Christmas delicacies, created by the Michelin star chef Stefano Catenacci, and savor them in a castle-like setting dating back to the 19th century with crystal chandeliers and richly decorated walls.  

“This year we’ll have an eight course tasting menu, which will lift the Christmas buffet to an even higher level than before”, says Stefano Catenacci, head chef at Operakällaren.

A weekend trip to Stockholm during Christmas is the perfect way to discover the Swedish capital from a different angle. Enjoy the splendid views over a wintry Stockholm, try some ice-skating in Kungsträdgården, wander the narrowed streets of Gamla Stan and buy artisanal fare at one of the many Christmas markets. Make sure to seize the opportunity to experience a traditional Swedish Christmas celebration by eating exquisite Christmas cuisine at Operakällaren, which has been serving Christmas buffet since 1961 in the basement of the Royal Opera House.

“It’s just as fun and exciting every year to serve our guests a traditional and high quality Christmas buffet to remember”, says Catenacci with 23 years of experience with creating Christmas buffets at Operakällaren.

The Christmas buffet is greatly appreciated and many guests return every year to experience Stefano Catenacci’s fantastic food creations. Catenacci was the master mind behind the grand wedding dinner of H.R.H Crown Princess Victoria at the Royal Castle in 2010. Also, he won one star in the Guide Michelin for Operakällaren in 1996. At Operakällaren, Catenacci offers a wide array of classic Swedish dishes such as Swedish meatballs, herring and mustard glazed ham – all with his personal touch. The special herring of Operakällaren, is apparently one of his personal favourites and for this year’s Christmas buffet, he has a big surprise.

“As I did for H.R.H King Carl Gustaf XVI 40thanniversary on the throne, I will create a new dessert called Operakällaren’s Christmas dessert for our guests to enjoy”, says Catenacci mysteriously.

The Christmas buffet at Operakällaren is immensely popular so make sure to secure your seat before it’s sold out. The buffet is available from November 27thuntil Christmas Eve. Furthermore, Operakällaren offers Christmas cuisine in their restaurants Operaterrassen and Rotundan as well as in their banqueting room Entresol for private parties. Go to Operakällaren’s website to make a reservation. 


For more information, please contact:
Zena Fialdini, Head of PR, Nobis, 46 (0)722 163 635,

Nobis offers beautiful hotels and restaurants worth to be experienced again and again.The business is established in and around the Swedish capital Stockholm and comprises five hotels and nine restaurants, including renowned hotels Nobis Hotel and Miss Clara, Operakällaren restaurant and Café Opera nightclub. Nobis is owned and operated by entrepreneur Alessandro Catenacci since 1987.


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Nobis AB is one of Scandinavia's leading hotel, conference and restaurant industry and operates Operakällaren, Café Opera Nobis Hotel, Stallmästaregården, Hotel JHotel Skeppsholmen, Miss Clara Hotel, Giro Pizzeria, Restaurant J and venues J.'s Tornvilla and J's Fabrikörsvillan Villa. Tradition, quality and innovation are key words for Nobis which has more than 450 employees and annual sales of approximately SEK 700 million.



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