We made it back to Bergen in time to see some throngs of Norwegians celebrating Constitution Day. Some many were dressed in an interesting traditional outfit with wool capes. Once again, it was raining, but it didn't stop the celebrations.
We ended up stopping for lunch at a tourist trap of a Chinese restaurant called Chinese Palace for a late lunch.
Hot and Sour Soup.
For our final meal in Norway, we went to Bryggenloftet restaurant on the Bryggen waterfront. These former warehouses are brightly painted and truly quaint. Our waiter was extremely patient while we perused the menu with a variety of Norwegian specialties including reindeer, elk and bacalao.
Elk appetizer with berry compote.
Mussels in a white wine cream sauce.
Bacalao (salt cod fish) with tomatoes, potatoes and olives.
Wandering through a rainy Bergen night, we ventured out to try an Italian restaurant on Constitution Day. We ended up at Pasta Central AS. Casual place where you order your meal at the bar and tell them your table number, they bring out large plates. Probably the best bargain meal of the trip.
We shared a vibrant salad.
Husband's pasta with mixed seafood and tomato sauce.
Homemade pasta with shrimp and mussels in a white wine sauce.