very nice location - an old market hall in the historical center of bergen. several restaurants share the hall, each in its own style, and i am sure the 1877 is unique. the young crew does a very good job here, refreshing and devoted - i have eaten in much higher decorated (and priced) restaurants, but few did match this kind of spirit.
the atmosphere is cosy, and spacially awesome at the same time, thanks to the moods of the various seating areas. i had the pleasure to have a small table of my own on an elevated, railed podium just opposite the kitchen counter. the kitchen is not what you call a "show-kitchen", although through the open counter, you can observe everthing what is going on there.
the food was superb, and prepared, served and explained with a high level of passion and knowledge about the products - the kind waiter/sommelier was patient and very eloquent with me as a non norwegian-speaking guest. especially charming: the various courses (i had the full menu with the "very good" wine package) were brought to me and presented by different members of the kitchen, from the apprentice to the chef himself. all ingredients are of high quality, and from equally passionate producers from surrounding areas in norway which the kitchen team seems to know most of them personally. intriguing combinations and a good feeling for balance in textures, temperatures and aromas are the trademark.
the ultimate experience for me was the cheese course - a real fireworks of aromas: 3 types of norwegian cheese (a brie, a cow milk, and a blue goat cheese) served with matching small glasses of beverage: a norwegian homebrew beer, a spätlese riesling, and an oloroso for the blue chese - accompanied by home-baked bread and homemade gooseberry jam!
my thanks go out to the entire team of 1877, i will definitely be back when i am visiting bergen again.
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