Speilsalen, the fine dining restaurant at the Britannia Hotel in Trondheim, Norway, was recently named Norway's Restaurant of the Year. As the winner in Norway, Speilsalen automatically becomes the Norwegian finalist in the battle for The Nordic Prize. The winner of this year's Nordic Prize will be announced at a gala ceremony this summer.
"We push boundaries every day to be a little better than yesterday," says Executive Chef Christopher Davidsen, the 37-year-old Bocuse d'Or silver award-winning chef, who led the restaurant to its first Michelin star in 2020. "We are in very good company and I am happy that Speilsalen is being noticed outside Norway. Since the [Michelin] award in February 2020, we have taken many steps to improve. Among other things, we have established our brand-new Caviar Bar, a new wine room and dessert station in the restaurant."
This award was quickly followed by another accolade for Britannia's culinary team: Head Chef Håkon Solbakk was selected to compete in Årets Kokk Chef of the Year 2021, the Norwegian qualification for the Bocuse d'Or award. Håkon was an integral member of the Norwegian Culinary Team for six years before joining Speilsalen in autumn 2019.
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