Seafood dinner at Fisketorget
Updated: Jun 1, 2021
We had a fantastic lunch at Fisketorget last summer (see this review) with amazing weather and a great outdoor view of the harbor of Stavanger. The visit this time was quite different as we visited for dinner on a cold March night. There was a bit of confusion regarding the booking but after showing the confirmation e-mail that I had received, we were guided to the table. It would be great if they could get a proper booking system in place! The menu varies according to season, but the focus is on seafood – and the menu this evening was presented on a large blackboard. You have the freedom of choosing a bit of “everything” (a taste of 5 of the menu items) or you can choose 2 to 7 courses. We decided to “only” have two courses this evening and soon we got some bread and aioli as a starter. Note that there is quite a lot of cream-based food on the menu that can be an issue if you have lactose intolerance. We did not have the chance to ask if it was possible to make some of the food dairy free.
My first dish was Skrei 45° (a piece of cod) that was lovely – served with a delicious and rich sauce of smoked roe and crème fraiche. Nikki chose the scallop bouillon, and she was very happy with this. We decided to have the catch of the day as our main dish and this was cusk (or brosme in Norwegian) served with mussel sauce, cauliflower puree and vegetables. Again, a great piece of fish with a tasty and rich sauce! The service was a bit rushed this evening and maybe they were a bit understaffed, and I would also loved to have a bit more light at the table to be able to read the wine menu. But the most important thing is of course the food – and the food was delicious. I hope to taste more of the menu when we visit again!