Saturday was a fun day and night out with fellow food lovers here in Norway, and I´m happy to be back here in the blog after weeks where work got the best of me…
By initiative of the founders of the Norwegian matbloggsentralen, a blog that has become a home for all the food blogs in Norway, we had our first national food blogger event last weekend.
(More images of the event will come over on matbloggsentralen soon)
Perhaps a bit different than the other food blogger events out there, as we all gathered in old buildings from the early 1900´s in the middle of Oslo where the new food hall will open in October, no workshops or business pitches, just pure love for food, eat, drink, socialize and learn more about food, real quality food, where it comes from and how delicious it tastes.
The opening of Mathallen in Oslo is, by the way, an event you do not want to miss.
Instead of having workshops etc, we were hosted by the Mathallen (Food hall) and the different specialty food shops that will move in as soon as the food market is renovated.
Needless to say, I was in food heaven!
It was truly amazing to try beef tartar with quail egg, spanish ham, Norwegian nettle cheese and delicious white firm goat cheese, exotic fruit, sweet desserts with passion fruit and coconut, tasty bread and lots to drink, and fresh fish from the North of Norway, just to name a few things.
Everybody contributed and I rediscovered how down to earth and friendly Norwegians truly are.
We perused the beautiful grounds of Mathallen in Oslo and enjoyed each others company.
If you are a food lover and you´re thinking about heading to Oslo then add Mathallen to your future must experience list, to me, it might just become my second home.
And by all means, come as you are, this is a place for every one!
I truly admire the initiative makers behind Mathallen’s commitment to keeping the beautiful old brick building by the Aker river, that they are renovating, in the same spirit it was built. Keeping the old paint, the old thick rock walls and allowing the buidling to breathe in and out with nature as it has done for over one hundred years.
Since it´s located on the river banks sometimes it floods in the basement…so they´ll let it flood and rather ask you to bring your hunter boots when reserving a table at the coolest restaurant/bar that is moving in down there…
Like I mentioned above, add this place to your must visit list, it’s becoming the coolest food place in town!