Scan Magazine, Issue 126, July 2019

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A selection of delicious tapas.

A taste of the Mediterranean Anchas Bodega is a lively, Mediterranean tapas bar in the heart of Drammen. Its excellent selection of food and wines, combined with its cosy yet trendy atmosphere, makes it one of the places to be and be seen in Drammen.

them while enjoying a special evening with friends, loved ones or business associates,” Liverud explains.

By Sunniva Davies-Rommetveit  |  Photos: Anchas Bodega

Mediterranean food with a Nordic twist

The concept for Mediterranean tapas bar Anchas Bodega sprung into fruition in the autumn of 2012, when five good friends had the opportunity to set up a restaurant-bar in a central location in Drammen. “The starting point was relatively simple,” explains Anchas Bodega co-founder Ancha Liverud. “We had access to this great space in Drammen, and wanted to establish a restaurant and bar that felt like a Mediterranean oasis in the heart of Norway; somewhere we wished to visit ourselves and keep on coming back to.” 90 | Issue 126 | July 2019

After half a year of hard work, the tapas bar opened its doors in April 2013 – and Liverud and her co-founders haven’t looked back since. The bar serves a delightful selection of Mediterraneaninspired tapas dishes and serving platters – including meat and cheese platters – along with a sharing platter and the tapas menu itself. “We believe that sharing is caring – sharing a smile, a great story, as well as lovely moments with friends. This is also our ethos when it comes to food: it’s great to choose a few dishes each, and share

There is an excellent selection of tapas at Anchas Bodega, with classic Mediterranean dishes such as delicious Italian Burrata cheese served with tomatoes and basil, stuffed peppers, grilled aubergines and much more. There is a Nordic twist to proceedings, though, with scrumptious oven-baked prawns, flavoured with chilli and garlic, along with Arctic Char – a cold-water fish found in Norway’s Arctic waters – served with a refreshing fennel salad. The tapas bar aims to serve its most popular dishes year-round, while also

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