Bar Amour Hidden Oslo Gem from Former Maaemo Chef

In the tiny space above the Tranen/Lofthus Samvirkelag pizza restaurant is Bar Amour, a new bar and eatery (in the former venue of the legendary cocktail bar Morgenstierne). Chef Halaigh Whelan-McManus (formerly of Maaemo and Hot Shop) has taken over the kitchen here; although, the term “kitchen” is a bit of a stretch. It’s incredibly impressive the high level of cooking coming out of this bar counter – Halaigh is a one-man-show, wielding only a binchotan grill and a waffle iron as his culinary weapons while he whips out a six-course menu. In the front of house, he has Jonas Faye-Schjøll Thommessen as his right-hand man and restaurant manager. To go with the food, you’ll find lots of juicy wines from Magic’s magical cellar downstairs at Tranen. We enjoyed wines from L’Octavin in France and Serragghia in Italy.

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BAR AMOUR

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Waldemar Thranes gate 70, Oslo, Norway
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Pickles and a pickleback to start the meal.
Pickles and a pickleback to start the meal.
Grilled leek, taramasalata, chives, and rye crumble.
Grilled leek, taramasalata, chives, and rye crumble.
L'Octavin – Mus'cat 2020.
L’Octavin – Mus’cat 2020.
Norwegian scallops, oyster purée, hazelnuts, fermented herring sauce, and celeriac.
Norwegian scallops, oyster purée, hazelnuts, fermented herring sauce, and celeriac.
Uni toast with brown butter and soy.
Uni toast with brown butter and soy.
Turbot served with morels and cabbage.
Turbot served with morels and cabbage.
Renaud Bruyère et Adeline Houillon – Arbois Pupillin (Ploussard) 2018.
Renaud Bruyère et Adeline Houillon – Arbois Pupillin (Ploussard) 2018.
Waffle with kelp ice cream and caviar for dessert.
Waffle with kelp ice cream and caviar for dessert.

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Kaitlin Orr

Kaitlin Orr and Anders Husa are food & travel bloggers and creative content creators. From their base in Copenhagen, they operate the largest and most influential restaurant-focused travel blog in Scandinavia.

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