An early Norwegian Christmas lunch and Aquavit

Gravlaks, rakfisk, gammelost and other Norwegian specialites.

Christmas comes earlier every year and this year as early as September 17th when I was invited to a Christmas lunch at the Norwegian embassy, hosted by Arcus that is a Norwegian producer and supplier of wines and spritits. First we listened to an interesting seminar about Norwegian food and aquavit, and then we tried their specialites and some newly released aquavits. I’ve never been a fan of aquavit, but these ones were tasty and are perfect to Scandinavian food. Or in this case Norwegian, as wine don’t match the food at all. The main difference to Swedish aquavit is that most of the Norwegian ones mature in oak casks. The food we tried would be considered as very exotic by many of you readers, an interesting and a fun experience!

Multekrem (whipped cream, cloudberries and sugar), a grain pudding with whipped cream and berry compote.

4 Responses to “An early Norwegian Christmas lunch and Aquavit”

  1. Pille
    September 19th, 2008 15:48

    That is hilariously early :) I’ve never heard of multekrem, but it sounds something I would really love – and could easily make :)

  2. DaviMack
    September 19th, 2008 17:04

    Wow! As an excuse for a party it’s a good one … but generally only within the month of December!

  3. Scott at Realepicurean
    September 19th, 2008 18:43

    In that case I wish you a happy early christmas!

  4. courtney
    September 25th, 2008 17:10

    Oh how fun. I’m ready for Christmas already.

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