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Wednesday 12 June
Tour and dinner at Arcus
Arcus is the largest producer and supplier of spirits in Norway. They safeguard Norwegian cultural heritage through the production of aquavit and other traditional spirits from old recipes and formulas, some dating back to the first half of the 19th century. Arcus has its own barrels that maintain their 8,000 oak barrels.
During the distillery tour, a professional guide will explain us the processes in the manufacturing of aquavit, a liquor distilled from grain and Norwegian potatoes and flavoured with a variety of herbs. We will also learn about the tradition of and the use of spices in different types of spirits like gin and Norwegian whiskey. After the tour we will have the opportunity to taste some of their products, followed by a dinner that will put together Norwegian’s products and liquors in an optimal experience.
Date: 12 June 2019
Venue: Destilleriveien 11, 1481 Hagan
Thursday 13 June
Cocktail & Gala dinner at the Festningen restaurant
The Europatat Cocktail & Gala Dinner will be an exclusive and business oriented event attended by the main actors of the potato sector taking place at the Festningen restaurant. This elegant brasserie is located in the outside’s area of the Akershus Fortress, with views of Oslo’s Fjord, the City Hall Square and Aker Brygge. Originally built as a prison in 1836, Festningen offers unique dishes with seasonal ingredients from various parts of Norway.
Akershus Fortress has witnessed the ups and downs of Norway’s history for 700 years. The medieval castle was built to protect and provide a royal residence for Oslo, but over the centuries it has also been used as a military base and a prison. Nowadays, the Norwegian Ministry of Defence and the country’s Defence Staff Norway share a joint modern headquarters in the eastern part of the fortress. Although is still a military area, the Akershus Fortress is open to the public, as well as the castle, the Norwegian Armed Forces Museum and Norway’s Resistance Museum. You can find out more about the history of this fortress here.
Date: 13 June 2019
Venue: Myntgata 9, 0151 Oslo
**A collective transport is foreseen for both evenings. More information to be confirmed soon.