To the left as you exit Torggata towards the adventure bridge. In a narrow venue in Hausmannsgate, just opposite of the church Jakob, a new French restaurant called Rôtisserie has opened. It may not come as a surprise that they are cooking a lot of their food in a rotisserie. Skewered or hung meat is cooked in an oven while it rotates and cooks evenly in its own juice.
The restaurant manager Loris welcomes us as we enter. He asks whether we would like to sit at a table or along the marble counter facing the chefs working the kitchen. An easy choice, we sit down at the bar, which has very comfortable chairs and the best view. "A glass of wine to start?". "Yes, please, recommendation?" "How about Le G de Guiraud?" Perfect. We study the menu.
A simple and short menu and a simple and short wine list. We love it already. Almost every wine is offered by the glass, and almost every glass is priced below 100 NOK. The menu has three starters, the choice between three cuts of meat for the main dish and various side dishes. Lastly, some specialty desserts from pastry chef Constance Charpentier.
The best thing about this place is that the kitchen will be open till at least 23.00. Too many decent restaurants these days close their kitchen around nine or ten. Pjoltergeist has been our only go-to-place for late night snack. At least now we have a new good alternative.
Profiteroles filled with ice cream and topped with warm chocolate sauce. On the sides are some petit fours. One filled with custard cream. The choux pastry is perfectly crispy and airy. The only part we would improve here is the ice cream, and Loris explained that they are working on that and will make their own ice cream soon.
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