Kistefos opening draws large crowd

Norwegian business tycoon Christen Sveaas once again attracted a large crowd of art lovers and dignitaries over the weekend, when he opened this summer’s exhibits at the historic pulp mill that he’s converted into the Kistefos Museum and sculpture park. German-Norwegian relations played a big role at Sunday’s opening, 65 years after the end of […]

Bagatelle to close before Christmas

The closure of what’s widely regarded as Norway’s best restaurant, however, will only be “temporary,” says its owner and long-time supporter Christen Sveaas. He told newspaper Dagens Næringsliv (DN) on Tuesday that the highly public resignation of Bagatelle’s chef over the weekend led to a “mutiny” but also is a “relief.” DN broke the news […]

High-profile chef quits in a huff

Eyvind Hellstrøm has thrown in his (dish)towel after nearly 30 years as star chef at Norway’s most exclusive and expensive restaurant, Bagatelle. Hellstrøm told newspaper Dagens Næringsliv(DN) over the weekend that he’s quitting because of a “long-lasting conflict” with the restaurant’s owner, and most of Bagatelle’s staff reportedly will be leaving as well. Hellstrøm isn’t […]

Opening day at Kistefos museum

[flgallery id=6 /] The Kistefos Museum came about mostly through the efforts of investor and art lover Christen Sveaas. Each spring he is joined by scores of other well-known Norwegians from the arts and business world, to kick off Kistefos’ summer exhibit.