Extraordinary meals at Fretheim Hotel
The seasons, the fresh air and the varying weather in Western Norway not only gives great opportunities to produce quality fruit, berries and greens – it also benefits the flavour of the meat from grazing animals.
At Arven Restaurant in the historic Fretheim Hotel, you will have the chance to enjoy an extraordinary meal based on seasonal ingredients and local meat. The hotel restaurant knows how to utilise the surrounding nature and local suppliers in its cooking. From the hand-picked flowers in the backyard to decorate the desserts, to the tasty lamb originating in neighbouring farms – with lush pastures that provide excellent nutrition for the lambs.
Local meat traditions
Curing meat has been a Norwegian tradition for generations. Cured meat can be salted, smoked or unsmoked, depending on the regional tradition. For many Norwegians, cured meat is a mandatory part of Christmas buffets. However, it is also popular throughout the year, if eaten properly, with fresh bread and butter, sour cream and a tasty vegetable and potato salad.
Arven Restaurant serves meat and cured meats from Haugen Gardsmat, Tveitegarden and several suppliers from Voss, all known for their quality products. The Lobby bar at the Fretheim Hotel also serves a selection of cured meats and cheeses to enjoy as a snack or as an appetiser.