Credo 2.0 Champion of Local Produce & Pioneer of Sustainability

After 19 years of cooking Trondheim’s finest food at Credoveita and no sign of the Michelin guide, Chef Heidi Bjerkan took on the big task of moving her entire restaurant as well as its casual bistro Jossa, to a brand new venue at Lilleby. A good half-hour walk (or 10-minute drive) outside Trondheim city center, in an abandoned industrial workshop hall, Credo 2.0 finally got its long-awaited Michelin star in 2019. A champion of local produce and a pioneer of sustainable cooking, Bjerkan has won multiple prizes for the work she has done over the years, and she is often lauded as a great role model for aspiring female chefs in Norway.

The dining experience at the new Credo starts with snacks on a mezzanine lounge before guests go downstairs to the main dining room. Standout dishes include a bread serving with house-made lompe (potato pancake), sour cream and butter, and the signature blood pudding with crunchy sourdough and lingonberry. Service is a bit impersonal at times, and some dishes suffer from the wish to showcase everything local – sadly, some ingredients just aren’t delicious enough to carry the weight of a plate.

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Razor clam from Fosen with fermented pear and crispy yeast.
Razor clam from Fosen with fermented pear and crispy yeast.
Gin & tonic with fermented carrots.
Gin & tonic with fermented carrots.
Rutabaga.
Rutabaga.
Turnip pancake & scallops.
Turnip pancake & scallops.
Mussels from Fosen.
Mussels from Fosen.
"Goro" biscuit with smoked Arctic char from Sæterstads gård.
“Goro” biscuit with smoked Arctic char from Sæterstads gård.
"Rakfisk" (fermented fish)
“Rakfisk” (fermented fish)
The dining room of Credo.
The dining room of Credo.
Testalonga, El Bandito, Sweet Cheeks.
Testalonga, El Bandito, Sweet Cheeks.
Potato tartelette with peas and snails from Fosen.
Potato tartelette with peas and snails from Fosen.
Chicken foot with chicken liver parfait.
Chicken foot with chicken liver parfait.
2016 Domaine de Majas Rouge.
2016 Domaine de Majas Rouge.
Pork sausage and lentils.
Pork sausage and lentils.
Black pudding & lingonberry gel on crispy sourdough.
Black pudding & lingonberry gel on crispy sourdough.
Milk ice cream on milk from Fannremsgården, "søl" (seaweed) caramel, fermented barley gel, laurel oil, and coffee crumble.
Milk ice cream on milk from Fannremsgården, “søl” (seaweed) caramel, fermented barley gel, laurel oil, and coffee crumble.
Raspberry granita with raspberry foam and popping candy.
Raspberry granita with raspberry foam and popping candy.
Fermented rye biscuit with chocolate and licorice, and choux pastry with meadowsweet cream.
Fermented rye biscuit with chocolate and licorice, and choux pastry with meadowsweet cream.
Credo is located on Ladeveien 9 in Trondheim.
Credo is located on Ladeveien 9 in Trondheim.

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