A visit to Flor og Fjære (see http://www.florogfjare.no/ ) is always nice...especially when the weather is perfect. We got a tour of the garden, got some food and I took some pictures with my new Canon EOS 450D camera. I'll post a review of the homepage :-)
Thursday, July 31, 2008
This "tiny" yacht called Mylin IV is visiting Stavanger at the moment. According to the newspaper it belongs to Micky Arison...the guy who runs Carnival Cruise Lines and owns NBA's Miami Heat. Hey Micky...I would love to get a tour of the ship one day :-)
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Monday, July 28, 2008
Jon Vidar (aka Rafael Nadal) and Gard (aka Roger Federer) at the tennis court at Sola. It was a shame that we didn't have any spectators because the entertainment value was priceless :-)
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Saturday, July 26, 2008
So Nikki, Isioma and I went to Extreme Dinners by Kjartan Kjetland and we went for the Meny Arrabiata...a 16 course spoon menu (I'll get back to that :-) We had to wait for 1/2 hour as the previous bunch of people were not done yet but at about 9.30 we were ready to go to our table.
We first of all got a glass of champagne (Champagne Brut Carte d´or, Gaidoz-Forget) and were seated in the tent that acts as a temporary restaurant during the Gladmat festival.
And then we got started on the menu...16 different courses...each course served on a single spoon. It doesn't sound like much but when you get 16 dishes with lots of wine on the side it is enough to fill you up :-)
I have attached the menu here but this is a short summary what we went through: caviar, Terrine of Foie Gras, Tartar of smoked salmon, Prawn cocktail, Poached langoustine, fried scallops, fresh mussels, Bollinos med aioli and sun dried tomatoes, Fried monkfish, Confit of chicken,Breast of duck,Braised shoulder of lamb,Steak Mosimann etc
We had a very nice selection of wine and I was very impressed by the Domaine de Pajot 2007, Cotes Du Gascogne that we had to start with. I'm not a great fan of white win but this was excellent.
In the end we also talked to the chef Kjartan Kjetland and we asked him were the kitchen was in this temporary restaurant-tent and he just pointed over to a small corner of the tent and said "That's it"...very impressive indeed. So when are you coming to Stavanger to establish a restaurant here Kjartan?? Anyway, thanks for a lovely evening with good food and good wine :-)
Check out the Extreme Dinners homepage on http://www.paulandk.com/htm/extreme_dinners.asp
Friday, July 25, 2008
Thursday, July 24, 2008
So Craigs did have more to offer than just fish soup :-) Craigs is one of the better restaurants in town (see http://www.craigs.no). We had meat that was cooked slowly for hours together with a potato salad, coleslaw and a sausage.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
Thursday, July 17, 2008
We had a salad at ChocoBoco first before we went to see Forgetting Sarha Marshall (see http://www.forgettingsarahmarshall.com/). I didn't have any expectations but it was actually quite amusing. And I was surprised to see full frontal male nudity...in an American movie!!
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
I played squash with Jon Vidar today. I think he was playing mind games with me as he was wearing a Ronaldinho shirt. But I have to say (and no offense to you Jon Vidar) he was not the Ronaldinho of the squash court today...I suspect that there has been too many festivals, too many large beers and too many Cuban cigars. I guess you have to get back to the basic training JV :-)