Above And Below The Arctic Circle: The Bright Flavors of Norway

It was our third time in Norway, and on this trip, unlike the others, we tasted the meaning of culinary contrast. On this trip we spent time in Oslo, south, and in Tromsø and the Lofoten Islands, 217 miles north of the Arctic Circle.

Recently, an Oslo restaurant, Maeemo, was awarded its third Michelin star in February of 2016. The restaurant serves a tasting menu of over 10 items, 26 plates, all with unique visual and flavor combinations. The Chef, Esben Holmboe Bang, believes in combining Norwegian nature and culture in his creations. One, seen below, is a Norwegian Langoustine, glazed with pickled spruce juice, lying on a rock with cuttings of spruce, and spruce smoke aroma. 

Susan Kime

Susan Kime's career combines publishing, journalism and editing. She was the Destination Club/Fractional Update Editor for Elite Traveler, and senior club news correspondent for The Robb Report's Vacation Homes. Her work has been published in Stratos, Luxury Living, European CEO, The London Telegraph, Caviar Affair, ARDA Developments, and Luxist/AOL. She was the Editor-in-Chief of Travel Conno...(Read More)

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