Every Friday TheChampagneSommelier will ask 5 questions about 5 coeur de bouteilles to friends and Champagne lovers from near and far.
This week Björnstierne got to talk to chef Mattias Larsson.
You will meet Mattias as our Champagne-Chef if Your are lucky to book one of our Champagne dinner during 2021 and onwards.
BACKGRUND MATTIAS LARSSON
I graduated from restaurant school in ’92 and then started my cooking career at Berns Salonger in Stockholm. Just over three years later, it was off to Järnet Matsal and Bar in the Old Town and then to Karin Fransson at Hotell Borgholm. The next important and big stop was at Villa Söderås where I was kitchen manager for six years.
In 2006, I started my company Modern Gastronomi, which works with, among other things, recipe production and food styling as well as meal development, training and events.
The adventure continues and today I am a chef, cookbook author, lecturer and meal inspirer and have received a number of prestigious assignments in the form of guest appearances at major dinners. I have visited TV and radio programs, talked about love food and the importance of communicating with food and created recipes for daily press, magazines, radio, the web and television. I am also behind a lot of exciting flavors and concepts that are on the market today.
I am also known as the Fredagskocken® (The Friday Chef). I got the name when I visited Adam Alsing and Gry Forsell in Mix Megapol every Friday for over five years. Today you can e.g. see me as a guest in TV-4s Nyhetsmorgon and in food magazines such as Allt om Mat.
Which Champagne would You treat your parents or in-laws?
‘2004 Bollinger ‘La Grande Année’ – Regardless of wine interest, it is a Champagne that everyone loves.‘
Which Champagne would You treat your lover?
‘1986 Taittinger ‘Comtes de Champagne Rosé’ – My wife’s year of birth and among the best I’ve ever drunk. The taste is truly the best of 2 worlds, a mix of the most polished and best red burgundy and a fantastic Champagne.‘
Which Champagne would You treat your boss?
‘I’m my own boss 🙂‘
Which Champagne would You treat yourself?
‘Depends a bit on what I want to eat, just today I could imagine a Cristal 1996. Tomorrow maybe a Bollinger R.D.’ 02 (just got thirsty)…’
Which Champagne would You treat a dream guest, and why?
‘Comtes de Champagne 1976 with Thomas Keller or Ferran Adria, a great Champagne with a great role model. ‘