The recipe: grab a film camera, stumble into the chefs’ busy kitchens, and follow them for a whole day as they go out to collect the best of the local ingredients.
Some restaurants are simply worth the travel. Get inspired by the food film series below that we have called Table tales, where some of Norway’s top chefs showcase their regions and their food philosophy.
All over Norway, contemporary restaurants are popping up and a new wave of chefs are creating food concepts with a strong vision; fresh, local organic food from local farmers and the nearby sea, the fusion of old traditions and new techniques, Nordic ambience and a warm welcome.
They love to mingle with their guests and pride themselves in being hands-on with everything from the origins of the ingredients to creating an independent venue with a unique look and feel.
The films are from Norway’s main cities, characterized by their easy access, bustling urban vibe, cultural experiences, closeness to nature and local food experiences and ambiences that you will only get there. These places are ideal for a short break and every season bring a different experience.
Off the beaten track, with easy reach from Oslo airport, there are also several towns and villages where the pace is gentle, the surroundings are beautiful and local history and culture plentiful. Alternatively, combine a trip to Oslo with a visit to one or two of the regional towns.
Regardless of your choice, remember to book your table in advance, as these places are increasingly popular. This collection of Table tales films gives a good glimpse into a growing trend of chefs making the most out of their local gold.
With a passion for food, drinks, and people, Helene Jahren serves an unforgettable experience on a plate at her restaurant Gamle Tårnhuset. Get the highlights of the Akershus region, which involves not only food, but a bit of spa and wellness, beach life, and golfing as well.
Visit the chef’s restaurants in the cities they love
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