Give a prize
Many predicted in advance that Rest Restaurant in Oslo would come out with a star during this year’s awards ceremony. Instead, Jamie Oyan (28), head chef at the Oslo Rest restaurant, received the Young Chef Award.
“I don’t know what to say, I’m shocked,” he said on stage when he received the award.
The award is given to talents who demonstrate “exceptional culinary skills as well as passion and creativity in the kitchen.” Jimmy Øien only uses foods that can be wasted.
Christopher Hatoft, head chef at Lysverket, was also on stage to receive his first star. The restaurant in Bergen previously earned the knife and fork trademark in the Michelin Guide.
Heidi Bjarkan and the team at Credo in Trondheim received the “Welcome and Service” award.
– The wonderful people around me are the secret of the reason for the quality of the service, answers Bjarkan from the theater.
Credo was one of the first two restaurants in Trondheim to receive one Michelin star in 2019. Previously, Credo was awarded a “Green Star”, and today it has two Michelin stars.
Only in Norway with 3 stars
One of the big questions of the evening was whether Re-Naa would get three stars. In this case, Norway would have two three-star restaurants. It didn’t happen, but Maemo kept it.
Towards the end of the award ceremony, Chef Maeemo Espen Holmboe Bang spoke on behalf of four Nordic restaurants with three Michelin stars.
Maeemo moved into a larger building in 2019, and immediately had to give up all three of his stars. When it reopened in 2020, it was right after the Michelin Guide was released. So Maemo was starless until last year’s awards show. Then they immediately ascended to three stars again.
When asked if it’s hard to keep three stars, the star chef replied:
– I think you should win it every year.
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