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Oslo Wine Festival

Oslo Wine Festival February 1, 2011 | Food | Read More
If you’re in Oslo this weekend, you might want to check out the first ever Oslo Wine Festival. Fifteen Tjuvholmen and Aker brygge restaurants are the organizers behind the wine festival and everyone is welcome. Whether you’re a connoisseur or know very little about wine (but is curious),...


Julebord! December 15, 2010 | Food | Read More
If you’re in Oslo these days, you may have noticed the city’s restaurants are full and tables hard to come by. Also, you may have noticed, shall we say, inebriated locals in the streets. That’s because we’re right in the middle of the julebord season. And what is julebord, you...

St Lucia Day

St Lucia Day December 13, 2010 | Food, Kid Friendly | Read More
Today – 13 December – is St.Lucia Day. It’s a cosy, candle-lit morning in the dark of winter, where children parade through the neighbourhood – or their schoolyard – dressed in white robes and carrying candles while they sing St Lucia’s song, a Neapolitan folk song....

Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé!

Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé! November 17, 2010 | Food, What's New | Read More
Tomorrow is the third Thursday in November, synonymous with Beaujolais Nouveau Day! For the young professionals in 1980s Oslo, celebrating the Beaujolais Nouveau was almost as important as eating lutefisk before Christmas (no worries, we’ll come back to lutefisk in another post shortly). In the...

Sampling Bordeaux Wines at Oslo Opera House

Sampling Bordeaux Wines at Oslo Opera House August 30, 2010 | Events, Food | Read More
If you’re in Oslo this week, perhaps a taste of Bordeaux might interest you? Anyone with an interest in fine French wines are invited to sample the best of Bordeaux. Leading representatives from 37 different Grand Cru chateaux will let you taste and discuss the now world-famous 2009 wines in grandiose...

Oslo supermarket sweep

Oslo supermarket sweep July 1, 2010 | Food | Read More
A favourite summer pasttime in Oslo is boating on the fjord, maybe on the beautiful tall ship Christian Radich, even. On the fjord, the obvious snack, or rather, dinner, is a heap of prawns. You peel them, add mayo, squeeze on some lemon and make prawn sandwiches. Chilled white wine is the ideal companion....

Almost free Oslo: Oslo Vegetarian Festival

Almost free Oslo: Oslo Vegetarian Festival June 15, 2010 | Food, free | Read More
Oslo’s first-ever Vegetarian Festival is this Saturday, 19 June, from 11 am – 5:30 pm at Håndverkeren in Oslo’s city centre. There will be speeches, stands, cooking classes and fabulous food! You can learn how to make delicious raw chocolate cake Oslo Vegetarian Festival Venue:...

Michelin restaurants in Oslo

Michelin restaurants in Oslo April 13, 2010 | Five Star, Food, Romantic, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Oslo has some of the world’s best chefs – with the awards to prove it. No less than four chefs have won gold medals in the prestigious Bocuse d’Or, the Olympic Games of gastronomy. For 2010, five restaurants have been awarded Michelin stars, the ne plus ultra of the culinary world....

Easter in Norway = Skiing, Oranges and Mysteries. And vacation!

Easter in Norway = Skiing, Oranges and Mysteries. And vacation! March 26, 2010 | Events, Food, Kid Friendly, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Easter in Norway means vacay! Best of all, it starts today! Maundy Thursday through Easter Monday is a public holiday. Additionally, many work places (and all schools) take the rest of the week off as well. In short: a glorious 10-day-vacation with long days of cross country skiing, eating lamb, oranges,...
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