This room is named after the painter Gerhard Munthe (1849 - 1929). Overlooking the room is a painting from Hallingdal, painted by Munthe. He painted in the national romantic style, with realistic motifs of the beautiful Norwegian nature. "Berateppet" which hangs in the room, is woven after one of his cartons. The motif is taken from the Ynglinga Saga of Snorre and shows Queen Bera, her husband King Alf, and his brother Yngve. Elements of fairy tales and fables were prominent in Munthe's decorative arts. He stated that the goal of Norwegian decorative arts, was "to work on the subject through simplification and emphasize the quality of the subject's surface. The colors should work together creating a rhythm of the lines, thus making the surface to come alive."
In the restaurant, we extend these principles to cooking. Through processing of the main ingredients, we let the flavors come forth in a delicate line. Drinks, ingredients and kitchen techniques will blend together in a sophisticated and tasteful rhythm, thus creating life, feasting and delight.
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