A new Pjoltergeist is back to haunt Rosteds gate 15 B in Fredensborg – the address that was the home of my all-time favorite restaurant in Oslo. It’s the same venue, with a similar concept, a former Pjoltergeist chef in the kitchen, but new people behind the bar. The name is Hyde. As before, you shouldn’t get fooled by the casual, low-key setting, or the loud music, because the level of cooking will surprise you. Matthew North, a British chef who worked at Pjoltergeist under Chef Atli Mar Yngvason, uses just a few quality ingredients for each plate and manages to create harmonic dishes packed with flavor that leave you wanting more with every bite. His style of cooking draws on several cuisines, it involves a lot of spice, salt, fat, and umami, and there’s a good balance between vegetables, meat, and seafood. Hyde is bound to become an industry hangout and a favorite among foodies in Oslo, just like its predecessor.