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Friday, August 19, 2016

Coming Back for Rudolph's Cousin

I wrote about the reindeer stew which I had for dinner a few nights ago.  The restaurant where I ate was an interesting little place called Pilgrim.  It is owned by an English painter by the name of Arthur Adamson and his wife Bjorg Bjoberg, a Norwegian watercolorist.  Their art gallery is adjacent to the restaurant.

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.


The moose stew was also very tasty.  I do think that I prefer the reindeer stew.  The moose meat is a bit chewy. 



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! 

4 comments:

  1. Hey, leave a few reindeer for Santa's sleigh, or two little boys I know will be very angry with you!

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    1. Tell your grandsons that I talked with the chef, and he assured me that no reindeer from the North Pole were used in the stew.

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  2. First Rudoplh and now Bullwinkle?! Who's next, Yogi Bear??!!

    Your scenic shots are great!
    Gayle

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    1. Hey, reindeer and moose aren't any different than eating venison! (Oops, sorry! That's Bambi's mommy!)
      Yes, the scenery here is spectacular!

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