Calling all food lovers… Want to join us for an unforgettable meal in Norway? Introducing: the Norwegian Supper Club, a new series of dinners hosted in partnership with Visit Norway with the goal of showcasing the best of the country’s culinary offerings. Three of Norway’s top chefs are hosting exclusive dinners in breathtaking settings this autumn. The best part? You’re invited! If you’ve been wanting to taste high-end Nordic cuisine, now is your chance. Keep reading to see how to win a seat at the table and join us at one of these once-in-a-lifetime dining experiences.
It’s no secret that Norway is home to some of the best ingredients in the world. From the fresh seafood to the wild game meat to the ripe forest berries, this country is a culinary playground for chefs. Combine that with raw talent, and you have an easy explanation for why Norway is one of the top destinations for gastronomy and food tourism. With over 50 Norwegian restaurants featured in the Michelin Guide, it’s no question that this is a location worth putting on your bucket list.
Now, for the first time, Visit Norway is giving you the chance to win a free meal hosted by one of Norway’s best chefs. Three extraordinary dinners will be held during September and October, one with chef Jimmy Øien of Rest, one with chef Sven Erik Renaa of Re-naa, and one with chef Heidi Bjerkan of Credo. Each chef has picked a spectacular location in nature where they will host their dinner. (Note: all dining expenses are covered, but transportation and accommodation costs are excluded.) Read more about the three dinners below.
September 6th: Jimmy Øien
The first dinner will take place in Larvik, Norway (about an hour and half drive outside of Oslo) on Tuesday, September 6th. Chef Jimmy Øien of restaurant Rest in Oslo is hosting his dinner at Laagen, an oasis in the middle of the Norwegian forest. The floor-to-ceiling windows of the glass cabins will make you feel connected to nature even when you’re inside, and the river runs right alongside the dining room. At this dinner, you can expect to try new ingredients you haven’t experienced before, and be inspired by the creativity of Øien’s cooking, which primarily features imperfect produce and parts of animals that are typically not used in fine dining restaurants.
October 4th: Sven Erik Renaa
The second dinner in the series will take place at Utstein Kloster, a historic monastery located just a half hour drive from the center of Stavanger. The dinner will be held on Tuesday, October 4th, and your host will be the one-and-only chef Sven Erik Renaa, of the two-Michelin-starred restaurant Re-naa in Stavanger. At this meal, you’ll get a taste of the exceptional produce of the region of Rogaland, from lamb to potatoes to Jerusalem artichokes, prepared masterfully by one of Norway’s most talented chefs. You don’t want to miss this!
October 17th: Heidi Bjerkan
The third and final installment of the Norwegian Supper Club will be hosted by chef Heidi Bjerkan of the Michelin-starred restaurant Credo in Trondheim on Monday, October 17th. Bjerkan was also the recipient of the world’s first green Michelin star, which acknowledged her deep commitment to sustainability in the kitchen. Her dinner will take place at Strandbaren (The Beach Bar) on Stokkøya, a tiny island a couple of hours from Trondheim. On the menu will be the best of local Trøndelag produce, from the sea to the mountains to the farms. We’ll be attending this dinner, so enter the competition and come enjoy the meal with us! (Good luck – our fingers are crossed for you!)
Click here to enter to win a seat at the Norwegian Supper Club. You must be 21+ to enter. You can register for all three dinners, but you can only win once. You have the option of bringing a plus one to the meal. Only twelve seats are available for each dinner. Winners will be selected in a random drawing, which will take place a few weeks before the scheduled event. The prize includes food and drink (at an estimated value of 15,000 NOK), but does not include transportation to Norway or accommodation. See the website for a full list of terms and conditions.
This is paid promotion by Visit Norway.