Culinary Traditions Back to Life in Oslo

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The small and exclusive restaurant, Fru K, in The Thief Hotel at Tjuvholmen, Oslo seats only 26 persons. Fu K wants to bring culinary traditions back to life with a modern twist. This is done by two set menus; a smaller menu, Æge and a full menu Njord.

Many strange Norwegian names here need a clarification

Culinary Traditions Back to Life in Oslo
Fru K takes the best of the traditional Norwegian and Scandinavian cuisine and gives it a contemporary twist

Fru K – which translates to Mrs K, comes from the owner of the peninsula in the 1800s, Mrs. Krogh. She used the landf as grazing ground for her cows.
The Thief – the flagship hotel of Norwegian hotel tycoon Petter Stordalen and his most ambitious project yet.  The name is a promise to “steal you away from your everyday life.” However it is also named after the neighborhood of Tjuvholmen, a peninsula at the tip of Aker Brygge.

Culinary Traditions Back to Life in Oslo
Tjuvholmen translated into Norwegian means “The Isle of Thieves”

Tjuvholmen – means “Isle of Thieves” and was in fact a place for thieves and drunks, some were even hanged there.

Culinary Traditions Back to Life in Oslo
The flagship hotel of Norwegian hotel tycoon Petter Stordalen, The Thief

Njord (the full menu) or Njörðr in Norse mythology is the God of the Ocean.
Æge (the smaller menu) or Ægir is the sea Jötunn.

Culinary Traditions Back to Life in Oslo
Chef Johan Laursen, has beeen headhunted from the Michelin-starred restaurant Maaemo in Oslo

The Thief was the first Norwegian hotel to be listed in the Condé Nast Traveller Hot List 2013. And at Fru K art is everything. It has nothing to do with decoration. It simply intensifies the gustatory experience and inhabits the whole place. The restaurant became fast the culinary hotspot of Oslo.

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Culinary Traditions Back to Life in Oslo
Asparagus at Fru K

Fru K takes the best of the traditional Norwegian and Scandinavian cuisine and gives it a contemporary twist, Tjuvholmen has become a center of culture and art with the best to offer when it comes to galleries, museums and restaurants.

Chef Johan Laursen, coming from the Michelin-starred restaurant Maaemo in Oslo, has competed in two Olympics and two world championships with Culinary Team Gothenburg. He is in favor of simple and pure flavors, with “clean” sensations.

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Culinary Traditions Back to Life in Oslo
Christmas celebration at Fru K

Fru K has a strong culinary concept with focus on traditions and an equally strong emphasize on conscious cooking. It’s not likely that you dine at Fru K every night of the week. It’s a celebration.

A toast to one of life’s purest and simplest pleasures.

Culinary Traditions Back to Life in Oslo, written by Tor Kjolberg

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