Sladers Yard Café celebrated Bridport Food Festival with a memorable Nordic dinner.
‘One of the best experiences I have ever had.’ Frances, Bridport
Sladers Yard’s Norwegian connection – through Petter Southall, whose furniture sets the tone for all our exhibitions and who converted our wonderful hand-made dining room – brought us Ingebret Mojord, who last year spent a three-month Sabbatical learning to make furniture in Petter’s workshop. Last September, he instigated the first Norway weekend at Sladers. This June he came with his son, the gifted chef Øystein Mojord, to cook a very special meal for us.
In the build-up to the Festival, Jackie Spendlow and the Café team at Sladers spent every spare moment sourcing smoked Arctic Sea Trout, Halibut, Norwegian Salmon and North Atlantic Cod, Mussels, Shrimps, Golden Trout Roe, and all kinds of vegetables, fruits, herbs and special ingredients mostly through Bridport’s own fishmongers and grocers, plus some specialist mail-order. Wine was brought in to match every course. Anna’s garden flowers were picked and arranged by Joy Reeves. Until at last the Norwegians arrived…
Comments from our guests:
‘Delicious! It was all very, very good. So good that we have talked about it a lot since. You have good chocolate puddings, and the starters were lovely, but I would say the soup and the salmon dish were exceptional.’ John Hubbard
*NEWSFLASH* Norwegian Fish Soup is now on the lunch menu at Sladers Yard Licensed Café to join our acclaimed Mediterranean Fish Stew. Book a table: t: 01308 459511
‘We were very impressed with the manner in which the food was presented and
thought the serving staff and the Norwegian chefs combined to generate an
excellent, relaxed atmosphere in the restaurant. We enjoyed every one of the
courses and felt the wine pairings with each course were very good and food
quantities about right.’ Robin F