At the markets held on the street between the Finnish and the Norwegian churches, you can get a more intimate experience of what Scandinavia is all about. You can experience a Nordic Spring there on 23 March and later in the year, a Winter too – dates to be announced, with everything from ceramics to knitwear. And, like all the best street markets, there’s a fabulous array of food; like the region’s signature waffles with jam and brown cheese, a soft, round taste with a caramel-like finish. There will be plenty of hot dogs, barbecued spareribs and vegan options like pulled-jackfruit, guacamole and black beans in pita bread. Mmmm….
The Norwegian Church, with a history stretching back over 300 years, is creating a taste of Scandinavia all year round by providing a professional catering service to the local businesses too. The church is a non-profit organisation aiming to serve Norwegians living and working abroad as well as being a cultural centre and contributor to the local community.
“We have exceptional chefs who know Scandinavian and English food equally well, so why not combine the two?” Hospitality Manager Nio Amini explained. “We offer both in-house and out of house catering, formal and casual dining, office parties, seminars and theme nights, catering from 10 to 250 people or more.”