Trøndelag Teater gives Røst Teaterbistro a dramatic atmosphere, but a young, relaxed and genuine team balances the vibe.
Røst Teaterbistro – a hard act to follow Inside the 200-year-old Trøndelag Teater in Trondheim, a dedicated team of young Scandinavian chefs have brought heartfelt service to new heights at Røst Teaterbistro. Their authentic and unpretentious food, inspired by Norwegian mountains and fjords, set the stage for a great evening at the theatre – with or without a ticket for the show. By Eirik Elvevold | Photos: Ole Ekker
Winter has arrived in Norway, but Røst Teaterbistro’s head chef Mette Beate Evensen is well prepared. Together with her team, Evensen has spent countless hours in the forest during the summer to stock up on Norwegian ingredients for Røst’s diverse menu. “We have around 250 jars of pickled and fermented vegetables, mushrooms and berries. The Norwegian season only lasts for six months, 24 | Issue 95 | December 2016
so we have to preserve everything we can gather, pick and grow before it’s too late,” she says. The young chef has – to the delight of many locals – returned to Trondheim with years of experience from some of Norway’s finest restaurants. With the opening of Røst Teaterbistro, the city’s growing food scene has received a much-needed
professional boost from within Trøndelag Teater. “It’s evident that Røst is part of a dignified theatre. We even have a small stage for some of the pickle jars. The combination of white tablecloths, red velvet chairs, a large fountain and a high ceiling creates quite a dramatic atmosphere, but Røst is meant to be a down-toearth restaurant where guests can relax and be themselves,” Evensen promises.
Fine dining with low brows Theatre goers and dinner guests alike can choose between a three-course and a five-course menu – or embrace what Røst calls ‘the whole experience’. Regardless of the size and length of the