Speilsalen Wine List
Speilsalen received its first Michelin star after being open for only ten months. Situated in the Britannia Hotel, this restaurant boasts all the historical splendour of its location and really brings your thoughts towards the grand dining rooms in central Europe, with gilded ceilings, chandeliers and a deeply committed team of young professionals.
The menu concept is simple as there is only one; the Full Experience, and throughout an evening, it becomes evident why chef Patron won the Bocuse d’Argent in 2017. All the dishes are meticulously prepared and packed with flavour in a generous, more bright style of Nordic cuisine.
About the Speilsalen Wine List
When it comes to wine, this establishment offers three different wine pairings, where the only rule is quality and compatibility. If you want to add that little extra, you should choose their Wine Lovers pairing which offers great wines from across the world and often in well-developed vintages.
A big benefit in this restaurant is the opportunity to choose your favourite bottles from the main cellar, and the staff will prepare and serve them for you where they best fit into your menu.
(Henrik Dahl Jahnsen, Wine Director at Britannia Hotel where Speilsalen is located, is also Star Wine List's Trondheim ambassador, Editor's note)
I've followed Michelin chef Christopher Davidsen's road to his two Bocuse d'Argent awards in both Lyon and Budapest and enjoying a meal at Speilsalen and the Caviar Bar years later shows that he is still going strong with fabulously innovative as well as flavourful and beautiful dishes. The service is more than correct and the speed in which the dishes are served as well as their size is also well balanced. Mentioning one specific dish is pointless as the menu keeps changing, but I do find that Christopher and his team are truly unique when it comes to showing off the flavours of Norwegian seafood.
The full cellar list, with a classic focus and packed with Champagne, is always available, but this is really a place to opt for the wine pairings, especially the Wine Lovers option.
Star Wine List Of The Year
- Grand Prix Norway, in cooperation with Norges Beste Vinkart 2022
- Sparkling List of the Year Norway, presented by Nyetimber, in cooperation with Norges Beste Vinkart 2022
- Californian Wine List of the Year Norway, presented by California Wines 2021
- Austrian Wine List of the Year Norway, presented by Austrian Wine 2021
- Austrian Wine List of the Year Norway, presented by Austrian Wine 2020
Speilsalen other awards
1 Michelin Star