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Three Oslo restaurants win the first ever Michelin Sustainability Emblems

The accolades, unveiled at a ceremony in Trondheim this evening, went to Rest., FYR Bistronomi & Bar and Restaurant Einer for their exceptional work on sustainability. This shows that Oslo is paving the way within sustainability gastronomy in Norway. 

 “We are so honoured and happy now. Sustainability is in our DNA. All our suppliers are carefully selected based on criteria for organic food production and animal welfare, said Svein Trandem, head chef and one of three owners of Restaurant Einer.  

Housed in a building from the 17th century in centre of Norway’s capital, Restaurant Einer serves a full vegetarian menu with the option of a non-vegetarian menu.  Restaurant Einer was started by Svein and his childhood friend Øyvind Eng. On their team they have restaurant manager and sommelier Sara Johansen from Sweden. She has previously worked at Maaemo and Restaurang Ekstedt in Stockholm. Together they have made a welcoming oasis in the heart of the city centre.  

The New Sustainability Emblems 

At this evening’s launch, Gwendal Poullennec, International Director of the Michelin Guides, said: “Today, sustainability is moving increasingly to the forefront of people’s mind, and nowhere more so than in the Nordic Countries, where they have really embraced sustainability as a way of life. Nordic chefs lead the way when it comes to focusing on local ingredients; taking on a zero-waste, nose-to-tail approach; and reducing both food and packaging waste. They are setting the standard for the rest of the world to follow.” 

 Awards for the whole city 

“A big congratulations to Rest, FYR and Einer, and also to our new star restaurant Omakase by Vladimir Pak. Their success is well-deserved and vital for our being an attractive destination. It’s great seeing their dedication, hard work and pioneering spirit being rewarded by Michelin. This is a true inspiration for the flourishing foodie scene in Oslo,” said Christian Lunde, Managing Director of VisitOSLO. 

In total, Oslo has now four one-star restaurants: 

Omakase by Vladimir Pak

See the whole Michelin Guide for Oslo here.  

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