Gladmat festival Stavanger 2021
As some of you may know, the "Gladmat Festival", (that translates to Happy food festival) is the biggest happening of the year in my opinion. For the last 11 years it has been my absolute highlight - and this year I was invited to be part of the jury. What an honour!
The job: Taste everything. Which is kind of what I usually do anyways - but this time, it had to be done in 3 days , and then we of course had to pick out the best dishes.
I thought it would be an easy task - but no! If I was alone in that jury, I probably would nominate like 20 restaurants for the price of best dish, and we could just nominate 5. 😂 To taste so much delicious food and see all the hard work people had put into it, and then choosing just 5 nominations - that was a real challenge and I was so confused at times.
Luckily I had the experienced Olav Birkeland and Kristian Ebbesen with me, and together I think we made some good decisions in the end. All in all I just feel lucky that I got to taste all these pieces of food art. Also, I got over 20 000 steps rach day , not bad. Thank you Olav and Kristian for beeing such great and patient mentors and company for me on my first "jury duty".
And hats off to Maren, Malin and the whole Gladmat team for pulling of a great and covid friendly festival. I am beyond amazed by your effort.
Here are a few of the highlights of this years Gladmat Festival:
And believe it or not - this isn't even all we ate! See the WHOLE story from Gladmat 2021 in my story highlights on my Instagram
Thank you jury, staff, restaurants, family and friends for another amazing happy food event.
Looking forward to next year already! Who will be invited to the jury next year? Time will show.