Iris – The Epicurean Excursion You Didn’t Know You Needed! Warning you will feel like James Bond
Put your knife and fork away, ladies and gentlemen. I’m about to reveal an unvarnished culinary secret that’s quietly challenging the conventions of dining as we know it.
You’ve heard about extreme sports. Now let me introduce you to extreme dining, manifested in all its audacious glory in Iris – the hidden gem based in the impossibly scenic drama of Norway.
If you’re a dedicated play-it-safe homebody, this isn’t for you. Iris is for the audacious, the brave, for those who believe that good food is more than just a primal requirement, but a sublime adventure.
Perched on the fringes of the Arctic Circle, Iris orchestrates an unprecedented mix of culinary finesse and adventurous gallantry. Not exciting enough? The journey commences in Tromso, Norway, and continues NOT by Uber, my friends, but by a rather flex sea boat, the likes of which you’ve never seen before.
A gastronomical excursion that begins with an adrenaline-pumping ride through Norwegian seas – this isn’t just dinner, this is expedition dining.
I hear you, “Slay Lifestyle concierge , what’s on the menu?” Here’s where Iris elevates your dining experience from the mundane to the miraculous. Ingredients garnered from Mother Nature’s lap, that morning. Wild sea game, locally-grown vegetables so fresh they still recall the morning dew, and let’s not even start with the overindulgence of the freshest seafood. It’s both an exploration and a celebration of Norway’s terrains, seas, and seasons themselves.
But don’t expect to be handed a menu. Iris doesn’t insult its patrons with pre-fixed choices. No, you walk into an element of surprise; it’s culinary Russian roulette.
Savoring Chef’s seasonal fare is like confronting your destiny – unnerving yet incredibly exciting. It starts with a boat trip from the picturesque town of Rosendal, with a pit stop and welcoming snack at chef Anika Madsen’s boathouse on the island of Snilstveitøy. Via the jetty of the floating art installation Salmon Eye, the evening kicks off with a multisensory underwater experience, to culminate in the dining room where stunning views of the fjord and mountain ranges create the backdrop for our set tasting menu.
When the weather allows, the rooftop terrace will set the stage for one of the courses, grilled over an open fire and enjoyed in the fresh air. At the end of the evening, another boat ride awaits, taking the guests back to familiar shores and a comfortable bed in Rosendal.
At Iris, each course is an act in a drama. The food, the presentation, the paired spirits – they converse with you, tell you tales of fjords, forests, and the frigid sea. It’s a narrative on a plate, a salacious whisper of the wild whispered straight into your taste buds.
Innovative? Ferociously. Intimidating? Certainly. Worth it? Question my integrity, will you?! Iris isn’t just “world-class.” Good heavens, no. It defines its own class.
Yes, you’ll shell out some serious moolah. But for a once-in-a-lifetime experience that makes Parisian gastronomy look like fast food in comparison? It’s dirt cheap.
So, adrenaline junkies and culinary daredevils alike, it’s time to call Iris. Pack your warmest gear, leave your preconceptions behind, and brace yourself. Because when the Northern Lights paint the night sky as you dig into the finest Norway has to offer, you’ll know you’ve transcended to a realm far beyond typical culinary confines.
This is Iris. This is the world’s best expedition dining. This is where the extraordinary lives. So why settle for ordinary ever again? Let your next dinner be a tale written by Iris. Live a little, dine a lot; life’s too short for boring food stories.
Guide Budget: $315 pp
and drink pairing is 2500kr($220+) pp
Only seats 24 each night
All dates sold out
You will definitely feel like James Bond
A Tour of the Iris
Totally giving us the Menu vibes