Last night I went back to Pilgrim for supper. This time the special was "elg" stew. I had assumed that "elg" was the Norwegian word for elk... but then I looked at the picture and thought, "that's a moose, not an elk." I double-checked on the internet, and, yes, "elg" means moose.
I can now say that I have eaten two things in Norway that I had never eaten before... reindeer and moose!
POSTSCRIPT - This evening I went back to the Pilgrim again for supper. This time I ordered Norwegian meatballs... another very tasty meal. The meatballs are made from pork and ox. The flavor is unique... it's like a cross between meatballs and sausages.
I had a very nice conversation with the co-owner Bjorg. She said that since I had been to her restaurant 3 out of my 4 nights in Balestrand, dessert was on the house. She also gave me a couple of cards featuring her original artwork. I told her that I do a painting each year to use for my Christmas cards. I got her address and told that I would send her one.
What a pleasant ending to my stay in Balestrand!