Thursday, September 30, 2010

Matstreif 2010 - Annual Culinary Festival in Oslo September 29th to October 2nd

Matstreif 2010 takes place in Oslo this coming weekend. A great place to indulge in the wide range of seafood, meats, and vegetables from Norwegian producers.

This year's festival is the 5th in row. It has been extended with one extra day from last year and it has moved to Rådhusplassen, the large square in front of Oslo City Hall.

The festival has a large Farmers Market offering different agricultural products as well as three seafood market stalls. Here you find everything from large national retailers to small scale producers from different parts of Norway.

Visitors may attend different seminars on a wide range of subjects as baking, aquavit, sushi in 10 minutes, how to make a good sauce and much more.

The festival opens Thursday September 30th at 2 PM, and it stays open until Saturday at 10 PM. The different mini seminars starts at 10 AM Friday and Thursday running through to 6 PM Friday and 7 PM Saturday.

The festival arrangement is taken care of by Innovasjon Norge, owned by central and regional government. Its main focus is to promote:
"Nationwide industrial development profitable to both the business economy and Norways national economy, and helps release the potential of different districts and regions by contributing towards innovation, internationalization and promotion."
In spite of Innovasjon Norges international ambition I have found no English program for foreigners. So for tourists - do go to Rådhusplassen for a taste of Norway. Norwegians may explore the festival program at Innovasjon Norges website.

See full program here

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(Photo: Smørbrød, Norwegian open sandwiches by Seansie)

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