Our Lunch, April 2015 After having completed our guided tour of the Oslo Opera House. We went to Sanguine Brasserie at the Opera House, where we had reserved a table. || OUR LUNCH @ THE SANGUINE BRASSERIE || THE OSLO OPERA HOUSE || OSLO || NORWAY || APRIL 2015 || by UggBoy UggGirl, on Flickr The design of the restaurant was understated with stunning views over floating artwork "She lies" and the Oslo Fjord. Materials used were steel and glass. The color scheme was white, while the orange flowers on each table added a nice contrast in red vases. The Maître d' greeted us warmly and brought us to our table directly at the largest glass curtain in Scandinavia. The cuisine served is modern, experimental and Norwegian. It changes with the seasons. Checking with our waitress we found out the house Champagne is Taittinger. We took two glasses. Beside Champagne we ordered two small bottles of Acqua Panna, two Cappuccinos and two three course meals. There are also a la carte and up to five course meal options available. Our starters were Arctic Char with yellow cherry tomatoes and avocado mousse. The char was very tender and the plate colorful. Our next courses were different. He had the beef brisket with beetroot and Jerusalem Artichoke, while I had the baked hake with dill butter, potato mash and cabbage. The beef brisket was melt in the mouth and was a perfect match with the beetroot and artichoke. The fish was moist. I liked the combination of the soft mash and crunchy cabbage. Our dessert was strawberry soup with cardamom ice cream, goats milk pudding and jelly. It hit the right spot between tangy, spicy and sweet. Everything was delicious, high quality and the correct portion size. Special mention goes to the coffee cups. They have a groove on top of the handle and the coffee floods in. We thought it might not work, but the grip was extremely comfortable and we didn't burn ourselves. All the staff was attentive and friendly. The bill came in at 1438 NOK (ca. 170.32 Euro or ca. 190 USD). When we are back in Oslo we would love to make a stop at the Sanguine Brasserie again. Would we recommend this restaurant to a friend? YES! Would we visit again this restaurant for our lunch? YES!