Saturday, May 26, 2012

Alesund, Norway

Alesund is a quaint city by the ocean. Extremely picturesque, but it felt a little less welcoming than Bergen. We stayed in the First Hotel Atlantica, very modern and with a beautiful view of the water and mountains. I absolutely loved the bathroom, with its deep soaking tub and heated floors.
We stopped in for dinner at Egon, a casual family restaurant. With food like an Applebee's with prices like a higher end steak house, just another mediocre restaurant experience.
Pepper Steak with vegetables, salads and baked potato.
Fries and onion rings with sweet chili mayo sauce.
Salmon with vegetables, salad and baked potato.
Fortunately the breakfast buffet in Alesund was a lovely array. 
Granola with yogurt and fruit.
Vegetables, smoked salmon, pickled herring.
I had a sandwich every morning, with the nicest multigrain bread.
We went to Sjobua, a highly recommended seafood restaurant on Trip Advisor. This was our most expensive meal of the trip, at $300. A beautiful restaurant with excellent service, it was a nice dinner.
Risotto with Seared Scallops
The restaurant decor was lovely, lots of old nautical bits and bobs that added to the atmosphere.
Pan-seared cod with vegetables and mussels.
Creamy potatoes.

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