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A Meal Worth a Detour
I won’t be doing restaurant reviews in this space — have no fear — but if you find yourself in Oslo, Norway with some free time on your hands, Restaurant Maaemo (Mother Earth in Old Norse) is an establishment that understands the French idea of persistence en bouche. All of the carefully selected ingredients are from Scandinavia, mostly from Norway, and Head Chef Esben Holmboe Bang’s eighteen-course menu is filled with original dishes that last and last on your palate. Imagine creativity married with a refined sense of deliciousness. We are not talking food here; artistry would be the correct term. The restaurant shows genius in virtually everything that it does:
The mostly French wine list could not be more attractive.
Addendum: Bien entendu, three Michelin stars. And to be honest, Maaemo beats the pants off of most Paris three-star establishments.
Addendum: Reservations are tough to get in the small dining room, though I managed to secure a table off of the waitlist. Plan ahead. You won’t be disappointed.
August 14, 2013
Breaking: Of Crips and Bloods and Memories of Ghetto Parties
History repeats itself, first as tragedy and then as farce, or sometimes it just repeats itself. From the New York Times on November 30, 1998: At Dartmouth College, white students at a ”ghetto party” dressed…
June 25, 2013
Dean of the College Charlotte Johnson’s War on Students Part (2/2)
Part 1, Part 2 Today’s post again recounts the events that befell the Freshman. However, the content of the Hanover Police department report reproduced in this space yesterday is supplemented by information from my own…
October 18, 2009
When Love Beckoned in 52nd Street
We were at San Francisco’s BIX last evening, enjoying prosecco, cheese, and a bit of music. A full year of inhabitation in Northern California has unraveled to me no decent venue for proper lounging, but…
October 9, 2009
D Afraid of a Little Competish
So our colleague and Dartblog writer Joe Asch informed me that the D has rejected our cunning advertising campaign. Uh-oh. The Dartmouth is widely known as a breeding ground for instant New York Times successes,…
September 4, 2009
How Regents Should Reign
As Dartmouth alumni proceed through the legal hoops necessary to defuse a Board-packing plan—which put in unhappy desuetude an historic 1891 Agreement between alumni and the College guaranteeing a half-democratically-elected Board of Trustees—it strikes one…
August 29, 2009
Election Reform Study Committee
If you are an alum of the College on the Hill, you may have received a number of e-mails of late beseeching your input for a new arm of the College’s Alumni Control Apparatus called…
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