I don’t usually post breaking culinary news on my site, but I thought this was worth sharing. Just as Frantzen/Lindeberg was named the 12th best restaurant in the world on the San Pellegrino list, it seems that pastry chef Daniel Lindeberg is leaving or has left the restaurant. This news was posted this morning on their Facebook page and I have yet to see it posted elsewhere. Their press release has been reposted below:

Frantzen/Lindeberg becomes Frantzén

Restaurant Frantzén/Lindeberg becomes Restaurant Frantzén – meaning Daniel
Lindeberg leaves both the company and the restaurant. Daniel and Björn goes different
directions as good friends, and also sees opportunities for future collaborations.

Björn Frantzén:
For Restaurant Frantzén it is “business as usual” and I look forward to 2013 with further
developments. Quality is my absolute focus and I will do everything possible to strengthen
this further. Several exciting new projects are also on the way this year.
I eagerly look forward to following what Daniel does in the future and whatever he does, I
am convinced that it will be a success, He is an extremely talented chef, and I support him
in his choice.

Daniel Lindeberg
It has been five absolutely amazing years. But in the immediate future I want to put all the
focus on finding a small bakery in Nacka, with the ambition to open sometimes around the
end of 2013. I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank everyone who has worked,
been guests or otherwise been engaged in Frantzen/Lindeberg’s amazing journey,. I wish
Björn and the team all the luck in the future!

The development towards this new arrangement with Bjorn Frantzen as sole director and
restaurateur has been going on for a period of time, and on May 1, 2013, the restaurant
alter its name to Restaurant Frantzén.

We have had enormous fun over the years. We have created this restaurant together and our
paths will surely cross again in the future, says Bjorn Frantzen.

Two years ago, I hadn’t even heard of these chefs. It was at the 2011 StarChefs International Chefs Congress that I was introduced to them. They were doing a main stage demo and I had some time to kill. I ended up leaving ICC telling everyone that this was my favorite presentation. I still hope to make it to the newly renamed Restaurant Frantzén one day