Expect Better Entertainment than Food

Latter (translated to Laughter) in Oslo Norway is mostly known for its sell-out stand up shows with – at times -excellent comedians, and until recently I did not know they served food in the restaurant which goes by the same name. The food includes fresh local seasonal ingredients, and the dessert a pleasure for the eye, but in conclusion the entertainment is better than the food.

Atmosphere

The restaurant is set in popular Aker Brygge, which IMO is one of the most beautiful restaurant and nightlife spots in Oslo. When you enter the building you take the stairs to the left leading to the upper floor where the restaurant is.

Latter, Oslo

The menu

This is not mainly a restaurant and this is apparent when looking at the menu; there are only three main dishes to choose from (one fish, and two meats). You can order a set menu from the menu… and enoy a starter, main dish, and dessert. Word of advice: It will cost you.

The dish

Deer fillet with roasted mushrooms, sprouts and juniper cream sauce
There was nothing wrong with it, except fr the mushrooms. It’s like chewing skin… Besides that the meat was perfectly prepared (and this was a surprise as often when I ask for well done; I am served something non-chewable)
, the turnips were fresh and a cool add, and the onions an interesting twist. There was a problem though, which was the lack of good, interesting, and delicious tastes! It looks like gourmet so why doesn’t it taste so? The meat tasted meat, and the sauce not much at all. This is unfortunate, as when you read the menu you really start looking forward to the sauce.

Latter, Oslo - Deer fillet with roasted mushrooms, sprouts and juniper cream sauce

My rating: ♥♥/♥

Chocolate in three ways; ganache, ice cream and cake with berry coulis
The dessert was a way-too-sweet treat. I love cake and I love chocolate, together those senses really appeal to me, but when I’m done with the cake I don’t really need more chocolate sweets. I tried eating them all together as well, but you can’t do that.

Latter, Oslo - Chocolate in three ways; ganache, ice cream and cake with berry coulis

My rating: ♥♥♥

Will probably not return for the food, even if the Spring menu f0r 2013 looks very tempting. This is place you are most likely to visit if you have tickets or plans to see the show afterwards. It’s all business as usual.

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