Sunday, May 28

Recommending Nodee Barcode, Oslo

Sometimes we can have advantages by having some relationes to the crew and management at restaurants.   Saturday night we had that experience and received excellent service and hospitality at Nodee Barcode and Nodee Sky

We started at 13th floor for a drink before dinner at ground floor. The view over Bjørvika and the Oslo Fjord from Nodee Sky is great.

The open kitchen is remarkable and all honor to the staff for giving us a dinner far over expectation.
We will absolute call it Customer delight.

 First dish: Sashimi salad

Second: Nigri sushi of Lobster, Duck and foie gras plus Crayfish

Third: Wonton, Kimchi dumplings and King crab siu mai

Forth: Iberico ham with cabbage

Fifth: Peking Duck in three variations; Nigri,  Breast of duck in Plum sause and rapped in pancake etc.

Sixth: Chocolate fondant with ice cream and Macarons on salted caramel

Due to shellfish alergy the Chef Lung made axtra effort in serving my wife alternative dishes with same high quality all over.

Thanks to Chef Lung and his team and many thanks to Rikke recommending us to go here. The recommendation we pass on further to everyone.

Tuesday, May 16

Mid May 2017

Tomorrow we celebrate our Constitution Day; "syttende mai".

The productivity in front of the easel will therefor take a break and new chalenges have to wait until or after the weekend. However, three paintings have been signed since last blogpost.

The first painting is from our favorite view at Taberna La Oliva at Plaza de Los Chinorros in Fuengirola and is meant to express the area adound Casa Colon

The next painting I have called "The River" and is a coloristic impression of how a river flow down  the landscape.
Both the paintings are acrylic on canvas.

Painting on paper by using limited water is sometimes called paint-on-paint-water color, or only acrylic on paper. This acvarell is made on woodfree paper and shows a nightview of Akershus Fortress in Oslo

Acrylic on paper is a technique I love, so next blogpost will probably cover some of these products.

Saturday, May 6

Back in Oslo

From Fuengirola to Oslo. Back home.

We do not have all the jobs and responsibilities connected to our summer resident in the hillside of Oslo. That has been taken over by our youngest daughter and her family. Reaching the age of 70 and all the health challenges from last years, it is not so easy anymore. But visiting the cottage area and have a coffee in beautiful Norwegian weather is still a pleasure.

Downtown the Spring Auctions have started and these are some of the great paintings that will swap  owner at the end of the month.
In my own amateur studio this painting has developed, and is now awailable for a good bid.

And do we keep going to the city´s great places as in Fuengirola. Yes
At Aker Brygge there are allways tables ready for us, and to make the change from Spanish "Almuerzo" to Norwegian "Lunch" easiest, a visit to Delikatessen gives us Albondigas, Chorizo, Jamon Serano and 6 month Manchego to the tripple prizes. Larger, but Norway is expensive!