Visited on Sep. 27, 2012.
This was the first restaurant that I ate in the first time that I visited Trondheim. We had a reindeer roast at that time that was wonderful and it was my first taste of reindeer. I have enjoyed many meals at this venue ever since and have never had a bad one. The staff has always been very friendly and helpful.
We were invited to join a group for fårikål this time. This was a dish that I have never had before and I do not know how it compares to other versions, I can simply describe this one. It is a quite simple dish of lamb, cabbage, and peppercorns. There does not seem to be much else to the dish, hence you can imagine that it must be really cooked well in order to be remarkable. The lamb was cooked to perfection, fall off the bone tender, moist and succulent. The cabbage had clearly soaked up the fat from the lamb. There was enough fat in the dish to give good flavor and a lovely unctuous mouth feel but not so much as to be unpleasant. The peppercorns provided a delightful spark as they burst in your mouth. The dish was served with potatoes that were boiled and salted perfectly, the saltiness balanced the broth. It was served with a good lingonberry sauce and flat bread. I really enjoyed this dish and J said that he did as well. I am hoping that one of my fellow diners more familiar with the dish will weigh in as to how it compares to other versions.
I had also decided to try the clap-kak. This was an error only because I misunderstood what I would get. I did not realize that it was a sandwich, I was expecting just a piece of bread and some cheese. It was a full blown sandwich with lots of salad on it. I can only say the Selbu blue cheese was fabulous and that the bread was interesting.
Clearly, I will return again and again to this restaurant.