A feast of Caribbean cuisine

Even if I don’t consider mine as a food blog, I realize there have been some posts about it lately. This time I’ll take you along to a culinary feast at Lemongrass. I was there with some colleagues from The Norwegian Computer Society this week. I’d been really looking forward to it, as I love to share good food in a cultural atmosphere around the table and a nice conversation with friends. There are a lot of different restaurants in Oslo, but I’ve never tasted genuine Caribbean food and I can assure you (referring to my last post – scroll down to read!), we’re not talking about fast food here. Let’s start with the beginning as I show you Lemongrass from the outside:

Welcome to Lemongrass – click to enlarge!

The restaurant has the most delicate and tasteful interior. Let me give you a peek:

The entrance – the dinning room

The occasion, you may ask? Well, in Norway we have this tradition of getting together at the end of a season and calling it a Summer Party. It’s common in companies, organisations, schools or just among friends to get together before the summer holidays. It might be in restaurants like we did, or in a park or as a cook out in someone’s garden. My regular readers know me as a network evangelist and I just love this kind of happening. I’ve been through two already and have two more before the end of June where I start my vacation.

But let me get back to Lemongrass, my friends and give you the proof of the pudding:

Do any of my regular readers recognize any of these nice looking guys?

We’ve known each other for years and have worked together in workgroups in The Norwegian Computer Society. We share the same interests and professionally that is the strategic use of Information Technology. The conversation though, might varies from IT to what plans we have for this summer – and everything in between.

But a post about food, without showing you the lovely treat for that evening would be a disgrace. So let me end with our three course menu served by a polite, elegant waiter Olle from Sweden, who told us a lot about what we where eating:

Bermuda Chowder
Soup made of shellfish fond, reduced with cream and white wine; Sancerre 2005, Montintin. Loire, France

Chicken trio
The chef’s selection of three chicken dishes accompanied by the wine: Chateau Mercier Cuveé Prestige 2004. Côtes de Bourg, France

Mango Brulé
Crème brulée with mango and mango caulis and a double espresso.

And then the fun began as someone asked for a brandy. Olle said, here you drink Rum and brought four bottles to show us:

I had La Mauny- it tasted like hmmmmm; heaven, and we all had a jolly good time. I was in bed around 1AM, but who cares. We had a wonderful gathering, a lovely meal and some good discussions – tons of good ideas for what we are going to do for the autumn season in our society – besides; it’s soon summer vacation you know:-)

As we are talking about the Caribbean, I dedicate this post to two of my blog friends who are familiar with the area; Lime and ttfootball. I hope one day we can dine at Lemongrass in Oslo!

I wonder if others of my readers have the same Summer Party traditions as we have in Norway?

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