The FireLake experience

“Created by nature, inspired by fire”

Fire played a vital role to the Vikings, not only for survival purposes like meal preparation, but also in discussions, folklore, and even death. Viking funerals often involved cremation, whether the dead were buried in the ground or sent out into the open sea. At the heart of Stavanger, where the Vikings once roamed, FireLake Grill House returns to these roots by providing a unique grill experience that encourages amicable conversation and familial sharing.

“Connecting ancient Norwegian food culture to you”

You can tell that FireLake takes pride in its vision because the staff takes time to explain the restaurant concept to you—how everything, from the name to the menu items to the portions, revolves around the idea of fire uniting people. Here, you can really take time to enjoy your meal and your company.

Viking "Mjød" bread at FireLake Stavanger

Viking “Mjød” bread was traditionally made from water, spices and honey.

Hand-picked limousin sirloin and 12 hours brisket with smoked chili mayonnaise at FireLake Stavanger

Hand-picked limousin sirloin and 12-hour brisket with smoked chili mayonnaise

From the impeccable service to the delectable taste and presentation of food, FireLake provides an outstanding experience for locals and visitors to Stavanger alike. I highly recommend the 12-hour brisket with FireLake rub (pictured above).

If I ever visit Stavanger again, FireLake is definitely a stop I will make! 😉

Snapshots from Stavanger

Hope you are all having a fabulous week! 🙂 As promised, here are some pictures and thoughts from my trip to Stavanger 😉

View of Stavanger from Valbergtårnet (Valberg tower)

Stavanger is a compact, coastal city. The water lends an atmosphere of leisure to the city and provides a calming presence as you walk around the shops and restaurants.

You can get a great view of the town and harbour from Valbergtårnet (Valberg tower). Strategically situated on a hilltop at the centre of the city, the tower was where watchmen would keep a lookout for fires and alert the townspeople. Now, it is home to the Watchmen’s Museum.

Stavanger is known as the oil capital of Norway. The lucrative petroleum and energy sector attract people from around the world to this region, resulting in a multicultural city. Because of this strong connection to oil, the Norwegian Oil Museum is located here.

Norsk Oljemuseum / The Norwegian Oil Museum, Stavanger, Norway

Things to keep in mind:

  • The west coast of Norway is notorious for rain. Stavanger is no exception. Be ready for your umbrella to break (as mine did) in the strong wind.
  • You have to strongly indicate that you want to take a bus. The driver will not slow down if you do not wave to him as soon as you see the bus approach the stop.

Enjoy your weekend! 🙂