Scandi sweep the 2019 Bocuse d’Or
At the 17th Bocuse d’Or, a prestigious culinary competition in France, Scandinavian countries swept all three podium spots. Out of 24 countries, teams Denmark, Sweden and Norway won the gold, silver and bronze awards.
The chefs prepared two French classics: roasted rack of veal, and chartreuse with shellfish.
Christian André Pettersen, decorated chef of Team Norway, grew up in Bodø and heads the kitchen at Mondo in Sandnes. He started cooking in his father’s restaurant at age nine and has dreamed of winning Bocuse since he was a boy. Pettersen says competition fuels him and that he plans to go for the gold in 2021.
Trondheim restaurants garner Michelin stars
Two dining establishments in Trondheim, Norway, have each won a coveted Michelin star for the first time in 2019. Michelin has recognized quality restaurants with its star rating system since 1926.
Credo is a produce-driven restaurant that opened in 1998 and strives to honor Norway’s ancient culinary traditions. The chefs partner closely with farmers in the area to acquire the best seasonal ingredients. Credo is also known for its vast selection of fine wines from an array of European wine regions and producers.
Fagn is known for its traditional dishes prepared with a twist. The restaurant houses two dining venues. The ground-floor dining room provides an “inspiration” menu featuring a selection of up to 20 dishes. The upstairs eatery serves tasty lunches and dinners, and guests may order from a well-stocked cocktail bar.
Discerning foodies are sure to flock to these quality Norwegian dining destinations. Congratulations to the award winners!