When my husband and I travel we like to include the experience of cooking with a local chef. We decided to cook with Ben since Svalbard is such a unique place and thought he could give us a good "taste" of the food on this remote island. He gave us a tour of his greenhouse where he's growing a variety of greens plus raising game hens and soon to have fish in a above ground pool he's just acquired. We cooked in a small kitchen used to prep tapas for the Tapas Bus that is a tour around town. We prepared cured whale with Lingon berry dressing, and micro greens (from his greenhouse) on flat bread. The main dish was reindeer stew on top of garlic mashed potatoes. Dessert was classic Norwegian brown cheese panacotta with marinated cloud berries. Everything was delicious!!! Ben was charming and very helpful. He has a passion for what he is doing and many ideas to make growing and cooking on Svalbard a positive experience.
Thanks for your kind words and support Donna.
It was a pleasure to have all of you and I do hope to meet you all again soon!