In the village of Utskarpen, between Mo i Rana and Nesna, Elise and Marius established a culinary attraction that is drawing a steady stream of foodies. They offer a dining experience where every dish is made from ingredients fresh from the farm and pasture. They also offer accommodation – charming rooms in a countryside setting.
The Norwegian name is “Til Elise fra Marius” (To Elise from Marius). The hosts do their utmost to give you a memorably great dining experience. They take the concept “from farm to table” quite literally, choosing fresh produce from the farm, meat from pasture-raised livestock, ingredients foraged from local forests, and freshly caught seafood.
The restaurant offers six- and eight-course menus, and in July they also offer a special five-course summer menu. Their menu varies with the seasons. After the most delicious seafood and meat dishes are done, your meal concludes with something sweet.
Book a table today – and look forward to a world-class dining experience!
Elise and Marius are renowned chefs, and they are passionate about providing their guests with a great culinary experience. Marius Martinsen has worked in some of Oslo’s top restaurants, including the Michelin-starred Haga Restaurant. After Elise Bratteng Rønning completed her hotelier education in Switzerland, she worked at leading restaurants in Trondheim and Oslo, as well as at Norway’s Culinary Academy. Both have been members of the Norwegian Chefs Team that competed in Bocuse d’Or. Fortunately for you and other diners, they chose to move to Elise’s home town; here they have established one of the premier culinary attractions in Helgeland!
Accommodation and meeting rooms
Elise and Marius also offer accommodation in a countryside setting. Whether you choose a double room or suite, it will have a private bathroom and its own entrance. Located on the second floor above their restaurant, most of the rooms and suites enjoy a beautiful view of the fjord and surrounding countryside. There is also a handicap-accessible room is located on the ground floor.
Two conference facilities are also available, each of them well-suited for meetings with up to 15 people. Fjøsloftet (the Barn Loft) is situated at Sletten Gård, a family-operated farm 3 km away. Familierommet (the Family Room) is situated right by the restaurant.
The combination of tranquil surroundings, memorable meals and perhaps a good walk in the countryside is sure to inspire a satisfying and productive meeting.
The area and activities
Elise and Marius offer a wonderful base for exploring the scenic coast and inland tracts. In every direction you will find beautiful scenery and opportunities for outdoor adventures. The town of Mo i Rana is just 40 km away. There you can visit the science centre (Vitensenter Nordland), enjoy a cup of coffee at one of the city’s coffee bars, or visit some of the town’s good selection of shops. Highlights beyond the city include the Svartisen glacier, the natural marble formations called Marmorslottet (the Marble Castle), and Rabothytta cabin, a popular hiking destination in the Okstindan mountains.
Read more about Helgeland at www.visithelgeland.com